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Non guided visit

1h from Lyon, Geneva and Annecy, in the department of Ain

1h from Lyon, Geneva and Annecy, in the department of Ain 

Depending on the calendar or if you do not want to wait for the guided tour, download our audioguide from your home on your smartphone and choose the non guided visit.

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" audioguide 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 Combined ticket (visit of the Caves and prehistoric workshops) to learn about the gestures and know-how of our ancestors.



  • Duration: 45 min to 1H

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Map of the Caves
Plan des Grottes
Questions sur les Grottes
  • I am accompanied by a person in a wheelchair, can I visit the caves ?
    • The entire reception area (ticket office, shop, snack point and toilets) is wheelchair accessible independently. The Caves of Cerdon cannot be visited in a wheelchair or with a stroller. The park is accessible with the help of a wheelchair attendant. The park's trails are mostly grassy..

  • Can we visit the caves alone ?

    You can opt for a self-guided tour (reserved for groups of less than 8 people). Children are the responsibility of parents or carers. It is forbidden to leave the main path and touch the concretions. Download the audio guide on your phone

  • Is there a restaurant in the touristic site ?

    • "The Hunter Gatherer " offers snacks mainly based on local products as well as hot and cold drinks, to consume on the spot or to take away from the park. Open continuously throughout the day.