« When you enter LOMBRIVES, an ancient, surprising and powerful world is offered to us.
A parenthesis out of time, a unique experience, moving, introspective,
beyond what we can imagine. »

                                                                                                                                                    Catherine Blasco, in charge of Lombrives.

In the heart of the largest cave in Europe...

The fascinating Lombrives where legends, protohistory and history have left their traces ... After crisscrossing the mountain on a small tourist train (or on foot if you prefer), your guide will accompany you in "the lair of the giant".You will cross the Carène, walk along the fault and take the Passage of Crime.Then, you will be in the grandiose Amphitheatre: a sacred cathedral that is ideal for meditation but also for cultural events.After a long flight of stairs, the upper level opens onto the tunnel of the cemetery.You will then go through tunnels adorned with curious stalagmites.Here, you will be before the tomb of Princess Pyrene, originally from the Pyrenees, according to Greek mythology.Then further on you will see the lake with mysterious ripples.

The Shelters for the Magdalenians, the burial place for the Bronze Age people, sacred Cathar place, Protestant refuges, a hiding place for people.

 Lombrives has always fascinated humans who left thousands of signs and enigmatic symbols.

Until February 7, the cave is only open on Sundays with a departure at 2:30 p.m. During the February holidays (from February 7 to March 8, LOMBRIVES is open every day without reservation (departure 10:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. but also children's visits and night hikes (please book on line). The cave is located 1 hour from Toulouse at 1km from Tarascon sur Ariège and close to Ax les Thermes on th  RN20 (route de l'Andorre)

Next  events in Lombrives !!

special tour for children:

Every Thursday and Friday from the 7 of fevruary and the 8 of March  at 15: 00  :  Special tour for chrildren "little explorers hike"(also during easter and summer period )

Duration : 1.30 . On reservation  "book on line"

Equipped with helmets and head torches, you will walk in the footsteps left by our ancestors.You will discover a place rarely open to the public : you will discover the bones and different objects left by prehistoric people. For children and Adult.


Unique price : 8€.

Lombrives is a natural site. A classified site. Thereis not laid out, you walk on the natural flour. So do not forget to wear good shoes and  confortable and warm clothes (13 degres into the cave)


night hiking:

Night hikes:
DURING THE FEBRUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (from February 7 to March) Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
2 hour night hike: all alone in the cave in a small group. Intimate and relaxing visit. Departure from the ticket office at 5.30pm; Single price 12 €. On reservation: online ticket

Lombrives is a classified natural site and therefore not developed. You must bring walking shoes and warm clothing (13 ° in the cavity).

Do not forget to wear good shoes and warm clothes 13 degres into the cave

After parking at the pedestrian crossing of Route 20 at USSAT LES BAINS, you walk on the pedestrian crossing, walk along the old thermal baths and a few meters further you are in front of our cottages. With your ticket, after a small welcome coffe, you walk or you take our little train of about 1.4 kilometers . And here you are in front of the porch of LOMBRIVES. A guide guide you for a hike of 2 hours (which you can shorten to 1h if necessary).
apéro concert the 31 of december : close the year with an exceptional events!
Nous acceptons les EUROS, les pyrènes (Monnaie locale), la CB,


 The round trip distance is average 2.3 km and you have to add the access to the cave : 1.5km by foot or with the little train.

Thanks to be there 15 minutes before the departure time

2-hour guided tour

Open every day excluding the 25 december and the 1st of january from the  21 of december to the 5 of january.

FROM JANUARY 6 TO FEBRUARY 7: Open only on Sundays, single visit at 2.30 p.m.
OPEN EVERY DAY 10:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. without reservation (come directly to our reception behind the old thermal baths along the RN20)

Added to this are the little explorer visits and the night visits

Every Wednesday Thursday and Friday winter vacation (frome the 7 february  to the 8 of March2020: "little explorer" hike at 3 p. (on reservation "book online")

Every Wednesday Thursday and Friday winter vacation: Night hike: 5.30pm (please "book on line")

Lombrives is a classified natural site and therefore not developed.

If all ages are allowed, access to people with mobility difficulties is strongly discouraged


Provide walking shoes (sometimes steep ground and mistletoe can be slippery) and warm clothing (13 ° in the cavity)

Guided hike price 2h: Adult: 12 € reduced adult: 10 € child 6-12: 8 € -6 years old: free


Lombrives is a natural site. A classified site. There is not laid out, you walk on the natural flour. So do not forget to wear good shoes and  confortable and warm clothes (13 degres into the cave)

For futher information do not hesitated : catherine@grottedelombrives.com or call us +33649444500

reservation en ligne

Grotte de Lombrives

Route Nationale 20 

09400 Ussat les Bains

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