Grotte du Grand Roc

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Dutch spoken
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • English
    • SECRETS OF THE UNDERGROUND WORLD


      When you go to the Grotte du Grand Roc, you will first be surprised by the breathtaking view of the Vézère Valley. Then, you will travel through a veritable little mineral forest made up of an incredible variety and density of crystallizations. Can you recognize stalactites, stalagmites and calcite flows? You will also be amazed by the impressive amount of eccentrics! Not to be missed: the nocturnal visit to the cave with the hurricane lamp during the summer. Winter or summer, take advantage of the natural air conditioning of the cave, 16° all year round!

      EVENTS:


      • Night visit to the hurricane lamp: school holidays.
      Equipped with a storm lamp, you explore the cave in conditions close to those of its discovery by Jean Maury in 1924. A second exploration in the usual light will reveal the beauty of this mineral forest and you will be able to admire in more detail the incredible variety and density of crystallizations.


      - International Cave Day: June 6, 2022
      - European Heritage Days: 3rd weekend in September


      Annual closure from December 31 to February 4 inclusive.

      08/04 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - (closed on Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)

      06/07 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week

      26/08 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 7 days a week

      06/11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week

      31/12 from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - (closed on Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)


      Last admission : 30 minutes before site closing.

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Traveller Reviews Grotte du Grand Roc

4.5 sur 5 1606 reviews

  • Hwg Aspall

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Hwg Aspall on 09/08/2022

    Nice experience. The cave is large enough and consists of multiple rooms. Do not expect a high chamber though: all the rooms are men high. This results in rooms with many smaller stalagmites, with different colors. The guide was great pointing out all the special specimens in the cave. Make sure to find the triangular shaped kristals!

  • Anna

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Anna on 18/06/2022

    The grotto was great, lovely lady, called Elizabeth took us around, cave was large, beautiful and a very pleasant 16c. We were not rushed, & our guide very knowledgeable. Also a shout out to the other staff to for making us feel so welcome.

  • Facu A

    2 sur 5 Reviews posted by Facu A on 15/08/2021

    The place is extraordinary. The guide, Elodie, didn’t let me translate from French to Spanish because she couldn’t keep the concentration, or so she said. Then she complained about having to go out to fetch a paper with some translations. It’d be great if the guide was nicer I such a great place.

Traveller Reviews Grotte du Grand Roc

4.5 sur 5 400 reviews

  • "Stunning"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Louise8866 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 15/08/2022

    Access to the cave is up steps and steep slopes. It’s worth wearing sensible footwear! Our tour guide - Naïs, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for the tour! Our tour was in French...

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  • "Excellent guided tour"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by LoveFrance08 (Bognor Regis, UK) on 14/08/2022

    We visited in June as I’d been to this cave many years ago as a child. I’d forgotten just how breathtaking it is, so so many beautiful calcium formations that just seem to get more spectacular to...

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  • "Great staff!!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Aheavens (Swindon, United Kingdom) on 07/08/2022

    Really interesting place and amazing spectacle, but special mention for the staff. We were the only English speaking people on the tour and the guide (Stephane) made point of keeping us included...

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Grotte du Grand Roc

Address

Grotte du Grand Roc
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

GPS coordinates

44° 56'55.22"N, 0° 59'53.05"E

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