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Aven d'Orgnac is a French "Grand Site" whose natural wonder is breath-taking! Join us for the Prehistory City, gigantic cave, caving trips, an exciting entertainment schedule and more.
Close the famous Gorges, Aven d’Orgnac is a fascinating journey back in time all the way to our origins and a unique exploration of the great work of Mother Nature.
It is here, in the thick forests of evergreen holm oaks, that the first Europeans left their mark.
Below the ground, enter a cave of breath-taking beauty, a spectacular natural treasure revealed for all to see.
Coming face-to-face with our ancestors, from the Middle Palaeolithic period to the Early Iron Age period (-350 000 to -500 BC).
Learn about everyday life in Prehistoric times.
Workshops run by professional archaeologists, life-size animal replicas and much more.
Age-old tools uncovered in the region, multi-players interactive tables, multimedia terminals and videos will undoubtedly shake up your current vision of archaeology.
Just outside the cave, in the shade of evergreen oaks, learn ancestral skills, crack the secret of selecting the right flint and striking a fire, have a go at assegai spear-throwing and even cave painting!
There is also a wide range of activities for sport enthusiasts and nature lovers.
For the more adventurous, there is an all-day potholing outing (booking required) and a thrilling vertiginous experience that takes one to the very roof of the cave. For further information, please visit our website at www.orgnac.com
Rambling trails close to the main site also offer a truly wonderful way of exploring the local fauna and flora.
Games area, picnic tables, cafeteria, gift shop, regional produce.
Great day out for all the family.