Grotte de Baume-les-Messieurs

Although Baume-les Messieurs has been named one of the most beautiful villages in France by the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, few people know that it is also home to a cave with exceptional natural riches.

A closer look at the Grotte de Baume-les-Messieurs


Primarily known as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Baume-les-Messieurs has plenty more surprises in store. In addition to pleasant strolls along its lanes, squares and the Abbey, the town also features a cave. This cave is bestowed with remarkable natural riches. Thanks to this natural wonder, the area has been designated a Natura 2000 site.


The cave lies 100 metres underground, where you’ll find spacious galleries, rivers, lakes and walls hollowed by water from the neighbouring valley, many years ago. All of this is enhanced by modern human development. Sound and light installations allow visitors to truly appreciate this natural treasure.


The tour ends with a feat of nature: the source of the Dard, the river that flows through the village and into the Cascade des Tufs waterfall. An extraordinary experience that is well worth a visit.


Open from April to September, the Grotte de Baume-les-Messieurs welcomes visitors throughout the day. There are numerous time slots to ensure that the tours run smoothly. Tours include a guide and a commentary.


This is a fascinating activity which could be combined with other points of interest in the town, particularly the Abbey. The perfect way to spend a day on your camping holiday!


Useful information: The maximum number of people who can enter the cave at one time is 60. Allow approximately one hour for the tour.


Lieu-dit les Grottes, 39210 Baume-les-Messieurs 

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