Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)

The Ardeche and the adjacent departement Gard in Southern France are surely an almost inexhaustible area for caving! Everyone has surely heard names such as Grottes de St. Marcel or Aven Orgnac! Milestones were set in the history of caving here! The lime plateaus are cut through by deep river valleys. Due to the warm climate, a poor vertical cover with a strong vegetation on the surface, the most caves are rich in formations. This induces the necessarity to exlpore the caves with the necessary caution. Nevertheless, also the surface has its attractions - walking, climbing, canoeing, markets, the Middle Ages,… and the whole with a really pleasantly mediterranen flair!
Our starting point is the small place Casteljeau at the river Chassezac - the small "brother" of the Ardeche. From thie relatively central point, most caves are to reach in an easy way - also in the neighbour departement Gard. For beginners, it is advisable to keep to the Speleo Sportive Ardeche guide.

Caves

Buse, Aven de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Champclos, Fontaine de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Cocalière, Grotte de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Mas de Rondel 3 , Grotte du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Nouvelle de Vallon , Grotte du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Remejadou, Aven du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Soldat, Grotte du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Travès, Reseau du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Barbette, Grotte de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Peyrejal, Event de

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Salamandre, Aven de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Pèbres, Aven des

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Chazot, Aven

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Chazelles, Baume de

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Madier, Aven du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Barres, Baume de

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Noel, Aven de

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
Do we have to write something about the famous Aven de Noel?
135 meter of impressive pit followed by an endless hiking through gigantic tunnels.Stunning formations, gigantic calcite pools, helictites, gypsum flowers and finally the calcified bat.
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Saint Marcel, Grotte de

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Est_xxx, Grotte

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
The Est.cave is one of the most recent discoveries in the Mejannes-Le-Clap area.Like many other caves in this areae, it is a real treasure! Especially the crystals and helictites are of special interest - and in this case the virginity of the whole cave.
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Ar_xxx, Aven

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
At the moment, the aven A.is possibly the world reference for helictites clusters.For this reason, the cave must be protected very strictly and we can give no information.
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Bun_xx, Aven Grotte de

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
Really just for kick-ass hard-boiled tight-squeeze-specialists! The backround part of the Bunis cave is amongst the most beautiful in this area.Nevertheless, the hole is not closed or kept a secret.
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Br_xx, Grotte de

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Chasserou, Grotte du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Deroc, Grotte du

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Lic_xxx, Aven de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Mostela, Aven de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Sou_xx, Aven

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Bartxxx, Grotte de la

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Dragonniere de Banne

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Combes, Grotte des

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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Saint Marcel - Despeysse, Aven

Ardèche / Gard (Frankreich)
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