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Self-guided tour

1h from Lyon, Genève or Annecy - In Jura's mountains

1h from Lyon, Genève or Annecy - In Jura's mountains

Depending on the calendar or if you do not want to wait for the guided tour, download the AudioGuide Caves of Cerdon application from your home on your smartphone and choose the tour independently.

This visit is recommended for groups of less than 8 people who wish to visit at their own rhythm or for families with young children.

Children are the responsibility of the parents. Everyone must respect the path of the visit and not touch the concretions.

  • Consult the opening days and time slots offered.
  • Download our "Grottes du Cerdon" application on your phone before coming and plan your earphones if possible.
  • Go to the reception of the site to get an entry password to access to the cave.
  • Access the cave entrance via an underground path and explore this strange world at your own pace. You will walk between stalactites and stalagmites to emerge under a majestic porch which will allow you to choose:

to join the snack & ticket reception, or

continue to a belvedere in the middle of the cliff overlooking the Cerdon vineyard (return on your steps to the large porch).

This last section, which gives access to the belvedere, has a greater drop, not recommended for people who do not wish to make an ascent effort.

Extend your day in the great outdoors and opt for the 1-day Pass (visit to the Caves and prehistoric events) to learn about the gestures and know-how of our ancestors.



  • Duration: 1 hour (+30 min Belvedere)

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Questions sur les animations
  • Are there many stairs in the Caves?

      • The tour of the caves is divided into 2 parts (see the sectional plan):
      • Part 1: the 800-meter-long upper gallery corresponds to an elevation gain of approximately 5 floors to descend gradually. It has several stops to take advantage of the premises.
      • Part 2: The large room and the old siphon which leads to the belvedere overlooking the Cerdon’s valley and its vineyard.
      • This second section extends the visit circuit by around 400 meters with an additional elevation equivalent to approximately 5 floors. After a break on the belvedere to admire the Cerdon’s valley, the ascent takes place at your own rhythm to the reception.
    • Can we take photos in the caves ?

      • Photos are authorized but without flash or tripod so as not to disturb other visitors. The use of photos on the web cannot be done without the authorization of the Caves of Cerdon. Videos are prohibited.

    • How long is the visit ?
      • For the 1st part: approximately 1 hour

      • For the 2nd part: approximately 1h30