Cave les Cuves de Sassenage

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).

The parking lot is an average of 15 minutes' walk from the entrance to the site, with a 100-meter difference in altitude.
No coach parking within 25 minutes walking distance, possibility to park coaches on Avenue de la Falaise.
No drop-off possible at the site entrance.
1 toilet in the parking lot (500 meters from the site entrance)

Group of children : mini 20/ maxi 35

Difficulty of walking : This is a sporty cave with many steps and some low ceiling passages.

Possibility of caving or canyoning visits, themed visits


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


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

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