see the "online tickets" link for all our visits and departure times
or call +33(0)184.108.40.206.00
The cave is located 1h from Toulouse, 1km from Tarascon-sur-Ariège, close to Ax-les-Thermes, on the RN20 (road to Andorra).
At the heart of the largest cave in Europe ...
Lombrives is one of the most visited sites in Ariège. After crisscossing the mountain on a small touristic train that will take you to the entrance of the cave (1.4 km on a hiking trail, possible on foot if you prefer), your guide will accompany you on a commented tour into "the lair of the giants".
The fascinating Lombrives, where legends, protohistory and history have left their mark... Home for the Magdalenian, sepulchre for the Bronze Age men, sacred place for the Cathar, refuge for the Protestant, visited by kings, a hiding place for bandits... Lombrives has always fascinated Men, who left thousands of signatures and enigmatic symbols on the walls.
On the program following months of November and December:
- Guided hike 2h : Open every day during the All Saints, Christmas and Winter holidays
- The mythical aperitif concert on New Year's Day!
The fascinating Lombrives, where legends, protohistory and history have left their mark... You will cross the Carène, walk along the geological fault and take the Passage of Crime. You are now in the grandiose Amphitheater: sacred cathedral, ideal for meditation but also for cultural events. After a long flight of stairs, the upper level opens onto the Gallery of the Great Cemetery. Then, you will walk through galleries adorned with curious concretions. And there you are, in front of the Tomb of princess Pyrene, which originated the Pyrenees according to Greek mythology. Further on, the Lake, with its mysterious undulations.
« When you enter LOMBRIVES, an ancient, surprising and powerful world opens up to you.
A break from the real world, a unique, moving, introspective experience...
Beyond what you can imagine. »
Catherine Blasco, in charge of Lombrives.
Guided hike 2h
open all year
After having crossed the bucolic valley up to the entrance porch of the cave (1,4km on foot or with our with our little train), a guide awaits you for a cultural, historical, contemplative and... a somewhat sporty tour!
Departures are from the ticket office of Lombrives, on the RN20 roadside (09400 USSAT-LES-BAINS). Whether you climb up on foot or with the train, the tour starts 20 minutes later at the entrance of the cave.
The tour is in French, but most of our guides speak English and will be able to make some translations or answer your questions. Please come by the reception desk and ask for a booklet in your language.
See the "Online tickets" link for all our departure times.
Lombrives is a natural listed site. Whether you are a history or a prehistoric geology lover, or simply contemplative, if you like being in vast underground spaces, if going up and down a high staircase overlooking the Cathedral does not scare you, and if you can walk during 2 hours on a natural ground which can be uneven or a little slippery... then whatever your age, put on your walking shoes and some warm clothes because... LOMBRIVES is made for you!
Young 12-18 years old: 10€
Child 6-12 years old: 8€
-6 years old: free
Access to the cave: 1.4 km on foot (free) or with the little train (2€, only for the way up)
We accept EUROS, PYRÈNES (local currency), VISA,
EVENEMENTS A ne pas manquer:
La programmation des concerts pour le printemps et l'été 2022 arrive !
Des événements inoubliables à ne pas manquer pour vivre une expérience unique.
Tous nos concerts sont organisés dans la cathédrale, l'une des plus vastes salles de la grotte qui offre un cadre magnifique et une acoustique exceptionnelle.
vaslo en concert dimanche 5 juin 2022 Prix du public et prix du jury georges moustaki 2021
new: 1/2 DAY UNDERGROUND EXPLORATION!
Did you follow Christian Clot's Deep Time scientific expedition with the 14 teammates confined in the cave? Equipped with a helmet and a headlamp, come and discover the places where they lived for 40 days and walk in the footsteps of other explorers of the last centuries. Intimate visit. Only a small number of you will be able to go to these protected gallerie which are rarely open to the public.
The tour is in French. More info at +33(0)220.127.116.11.00 or email@example.com
EXPLORATION, CONTEMPLATION, GEOLOGY, HISTORY AND... conviviality
(copious Tasting of local products in the cave!!!)
Count on 1/2 day of activity
Single price: 38€ / person
The price includes:
- Rental of equipment (helmet and headlamp)
- The 1/2 guided exploration
- The copious tasting
- And... some surprises...
We accept: EUROS, Pyrenees (local currency),
or DEBIT CARD,
Little explorer hike, "in the footsteps..."
During the summer holidays of 2021 !!!
After having crossed the bucolic valley to the porch of the cave, on foot or with our little train, a guide awaits you for a hike "in the footsteps of..."
Your children are equipped with a helmet and a headlamp. Come and visit a part rarely open to the public, discover the various traces of occupation of men from the Neolithic period, 14 000 years old animal bones, and many more surprises.
Become an explorer in a natural listed site for an afternoon! Thank you for accompanying your children.
This tour is particularly appropriate for children between 4 and 8 years old, but very interesting for adults too!
Departure from the ticket office of Lombrives, on the RN20 roadside (09400 USSAT-LES-BAINS)
The tour is in French. More info at +33(0)18.104.22.168.00
See the "Online tickets" link for all our departure times
Count on 2-3 hours of activity
Price: 12€ / child, 8€ / adult
The price includes:
- Ascencion and descent by little train
- Guided hike
- Rental of equipment (helmet and headlamp)
Thank you for accompanying your children.
Wear your warm backpacker outfit (10° in the cave)
and your sports shoes!
We accept EUROS, PYRÈNES (local currency), VISA
Randonnée NOCTURNE (parcours de 2h dans la grotte)
Durant les vacances de la Toussaint, DE NOEL, D'HIVER ET de printemps et d été!
Après avoir sillonné la vallée bucolique jusqu'au porche de la grotte de Lombrives à pied, un guide vous attend pour une randonnée nocturne.
Une visite intimiste de la grotte, dans des conditions privilégiées :
Le soir, quand nos randonneurs de la journée ont quitté les lieux.
Dans la grotte, seul notre petit groupe.
Une expérience insolite, relaxante, méditative, introspective ou
contemplative... Chacun y trouve son compte !
Sur réservation : réservez vos billets sur "Billets en ligne".
Durant les vacances de Noël, d'hiver et pâques 2021-2022 :
DÉPART BILLETTERIE 17H30
Chaque mercredi et jeudi
TARIF UNIQUE : 14 € / personne
SUR RÉSERVATION : Réservez vos billets sur "Billets en ligne" Info : 06.49.44.45.00