The Grand Site of Aven d’Orgnac
Far from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Mediterranean beaches, choosing to visit the Aven d’Orgnac during your stay in Ardeche camping is to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors by going back in time under the sun of one of the most beautiful regions in the south of France. Budding archaeologists, prehistory enthusiasts, speleology enthusiasts, nature sports enthusiasts or those who just want to relax, your visit to the Aven d’Orgnac begins during your holidays in the southern Ardèche in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region.
An archaeological site of interest
Located in the extreme south of the Ardèche department, on the border with the Gard, the Grand Site de l’Aven d’Orgnac enjoys an exceptional geographical location between the Cèze Valley and the Gorges de l’Ardèche. A few minutes from Vallon Pont d’Arc or Barjac, it is in a still preserved green setting that you will be able to discover the work of Nature and travel back to our origins in this site which is among the most beautiful places of interest in the Ardèche.
This multi-faceted site awaits you in the shade of a forest of holm oaks and includes the Cité de la Préhistoire and one of the 10 most beautiful caves in France, as famous as the Pont d’Arc cave or Chauvet cave, also in the southern Ardèche, which is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.
The Aven d’Orgnac cave
Classified as a “Grand Site de France”, this unmissable cave is a real invitation to contemplation. Going down into this cave means cutting yourself off from the modern world and taking a break for the duration of the visit. Whether it’s a change of scenery or a journey through time, the experience is truly surprising in this underground chamber. The cave reveals its mysteries and the visitor will be amazed by the beauty of the place. Between stalactites and stalagmites you will discover the hidden wonders that Mother Nature has been shaping for centuries and you will plunge into a fantastic, mysterious world full of history. At the end of the circuit, at a depth of 121 metres, a sound and light show closes the visit before an effortless ascent in lifts. !
The city of prehistory
On the surface, the first Europeans left traces of their passage and it is at the Cité de la Préhistoire that you will be able to awaken the prehistoric man who sleeps in you. Interactive workshops offer a new look at the exposed remains from the excavations and it is the assurance of spending a successful family holiday.
Camping Mazet Plage wishes you a pleasant visit to L’Aven d’Orgnac.