Sassenage cave, the Cisterns

Equipment : Recreational activities, Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites
family From 6 years

Discover this ancient hydrogeologic heritage ! Listed among the seven wonders of the Dauphiné since the end of the Middle-Age, the Cave have welcome visitors for many décades, inspiring wonderful legends and local popular belief ...

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Shaped several million years ago by the underground river "le Germe", the cave les Cuves provides you with an unusual underground guided tour. Its narrow paths, its flints' gallery or its raging river promise you an unforgettable walk through the center of Earth. In addition, discover the legend of mysterious fairy Melusine thanks to the sound and light show that ends the tour.
A little walk along the Furon river will leed you from the car-park to the cave office (15 minutes walk).

Le parking automobile se trouve à 15 minutes en moyenne à pied de l'entrée du site, avec 100 mètres de dénivelé.
Pas de stationnement pour les autocars à moins de 25 minutes à pied, possibiité de stationner les autocars avenue de la Falaise.
Pas de dépose possible à l'entrée du site.
1 wc sur le parking voiture (à 500 mètres de l'entrée du site)

Groupe d'enfants : mini 20/ maxi 35

Difficulté de cheminement : Grotte à caractère sportif avec de nombreuse marches d'escaliers et certains passages bas de plafond.

Possibilité de visites spéléo ou canyon, visites à thèmes


Means of payment
  • Cash
  • Bank/credit card
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Check

Adult: 8 €
Child : 5 €
Student: 7 €
Group adults: 7 €
Group children : 4.50 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Child entry valid for 6 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Opening periods

From 01/06 to 30/06
Departure times on Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and at 3.30 pm and at 5 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08
Departure times daily at 2 pm and at 2.30 pm and at 3 pm and at 3.30 pm and at 4 pm and at 4.30 pm and at 5 pm and at 5.30 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09
Departure times on Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and at 3.30 pm and at 5 pm.

From 01/10 to 31/10
Departure times on Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm and at 4.30 pm.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed
  • Parking


From Grenoble, by streetcar A/Fontaine La Poya - Bus N°51, bus stop Liberation Place.
From Lyon, A48, Sassenage direction.

  • Latitude: 45.208572
  • longitude: 5.651764

Good deal

For an unusual visit of the cave, discover ACCROGROTTE® ! With this cunning mix between potholing and via ferrata, savour the thrills of an underground discovery, travelling through zip wires or rope bridges, with friends and family !

Themed guided tours on Halloween and Christmas.

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