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Cave Baume Obscure

Leisure, Pedestrian sports, Hide and seek/treasure hunt, Recreational activities, Tourist cave / Other landscaped natural sites in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey

  • 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...
    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)
  • Environment

    • In the country
    • Forest location
  • Spoken languages

    • English
Services
  • Accessibility

    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
  • Activities

    • Activity
  • Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Themed path
    • Car park
    • Free car park
Rates

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • From February 4, 2022 to November 20, 2022
  • Adult
    From 9.50 € to 12.50 €
  • Child
    From 6.50 € to 9.50 €
Openings

Openings

  • From February 4, 2022 until November 20, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Ouvert en haute saison + vacances scolaires et jours féries de 10h à 18h Ouvert en basse saison : 10h - 16h Fermeture annuelle de la grotte du 15 novembre 2021 au 04 février 2022. Pendant cette période, pour des groupes d'au moins 15 personnes, il est possible de visiter la grotte en fonction de nos disponibilités. Réservation obligatoire.
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