Cave Baume Obscure

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The Souterroscope is a unique festival of shapes, colors, and music showcasing this masterpiece of Mother Nature’s.
To better explore and enjoy the scenery and fantastic mineral creations in the Grotte de Baume Obscure, born of the unhurried labor of water and limestone, Man has added sound and light.

The Kingdom of shadows and light
In a beautiful, preserved natural setting dotted with grazing goats and sheep, in the midst of a vast, wooded limestone plateau overlooking the gorges of the Haute Siagne, one of Mother Nature’s jewels has remained hidden for millennia, sixty meters below the surface: the caves known as the Grotte de Baume Obscure.

The souterroscope
A museum-style sound and light display along the underground pathway that helps the visitor experience emotions like those felt by first cavers here, those who gradually, by the light of their headlamps, discovered the infinite shapes and shades of the limestone. It is a gateway to another dimension, a magical and poetic introduction to the underground world.

All along a scenic loop of 700 meters, guided by original music by composer Christophe Guyard and a subtle play of light and shadow that seems to bring the cave to life, enjoy a self-guided tour, a journey of the senses that is captivating, entertaining, and educational.

It is this visitor freedom that makes the Souterroscope so unique – you can explore the cave at your own pace: contemplate, listen, take pictures or videos, all without having to follow a guide or group. To our knowledge, this is the only natural cavity in whicy this kind of visit is possible in France or in the world.

The underground walkway has many stairs (200 steps going down, 235 back up), which makes the use of strollers, carts, wheelchairs, and similar devices impossible. The tour is not recommended for persons with cardiac or mobility problems (such as weak knees)

Entrées dans la grotte pour chaque groupe toutes les 6 minutes

Le parcours souterrain comporte de nombreuses marches (200 marches en descente et 235 marches en remontée), ce qui exclut la possibilité d’utiliser poussettes, voiturettes ou chaises roulantes. La visite est déconseillée aux personnes ayant des problèmes cardiaques ou des problèmes de locomotion (genoux fragiles par exemple)

  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Forest location
  • Spoken languages
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
  • Adapted Tourism
    • Mental disability
  • Cultural activities
    • Environment
    • Fauna - flora
    • Geology
  • Services & Equipment & Activities
    • Activity
    • Picnic area
    • Themed path
    • Car park
    • Free car park

    Animaux : Refused

    Animaux non acceptés dans la grotte
    Possibilité de laisser les animaux en surface dans une zone prévue à cet effet

  • Age range

    Minimum age : 4 years

  • From 04/02/2025 To 31/03/2025 Every year
  • Until 30/06/2024 Every year
  • From 01/07/2024 To 31/08/2024 Every year
  • From 01/09/2024 To 31/10/2024 Every year
  • From 01/11/2024 To 17/11/2024 Every year
  • From 21/12/2025 To 05/01/2025 Every year
    • Every days 10:00 - 17:00
    • Ouvert tous les jours pendant les vacances de fin d'année, sans interruption de 10h à 17h. Fermé les jours de Noêl et du jour de l"An.
    • Every days 10:00 - 18:00
    • Every days 10:00 - 19:00
    • Every days 10:00 - 18:00
    • Every days 10:00 - 17:00
    • Every days 10:00 - 17:00
  • Until 05/01/2025
    • Adult From 9.5 To 18.5

      •  Selon le type de visite : Visites audio-guidées, chasse au trésor dans la grotte ou en forêt

    • Child From 7.5 To 14.5

      •  Selon le type de visite : Visites audio-guidées, chasse au trésor dans la grotte ou en forêt

    • Réduction de - 15% pour les familles nombreuses, les demandeurs d'emplois, les étudiants, les handicapés.Tarif de groupe sur demande.
  • Payment method
    • Carte bancaire
    • Chèque
    • Chèque Vacances
    • Espèces
    • Credit transfer
  • Customer base
    • Walkers/hikers
    • Groups
    • Welcome for business/incentive groups
    • Home school groups
    • Holiday Camps Home
    • Children from 3 to 5 years
    • Specially for children
    • Teenagers
    • Couples
    • Children
    • Cycle 3: college (6th)

2600 Chemin Sainte Anne
06460 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey-en

Altitude : 600 m