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Grottes d'azé

Landmarked prehistoric site. International classification in palaeontology (from 250,000 to 10,000 years old). The prehistoric grotto: the one thousand-bear cave. 200 metres of marked paths. The greatest concentration of bear skeletons visible in an open cave. Lion skeletons, including one extremely rare specimen with its entire skull intact. Mousterian dwellings found on the site, fauna and Stone Age industrial activities, Neanderthal man. The underground river: 800 metres of marked paths, fossilized and active galleries. Water recreational area, waterfalls, aquatic cave fauna. The site's archaeological museum: an impressive array of minerals, flint rock, bones, weapons, tools, pottery, coins and cave fauna. Over 3,000 listed artefacts.

Hours :

Open every day from 01/01/2023 to 17/09/2023. Annual early closure due to works from 18/09/2023 until early April 2024.


Thematic of the place

Natural Site

Public price
Base rate - full rate adult : €8.00
Child rate : €4.50
Price with the pass
Base rate - full rate adult : Free
Child rate : Free



135 route de Donzy
71260 AZE

03 85 33 32 23