The grotte des Demoiselles

In the Hérault gorges, not far from the Mediterranean in the South of France,
this cave is like an underground cathedral.

The 'Grotte des Demoiselles' (Maidens’ Cave) in Languedoc, is a truly breathtaking spectacle. Deep in the depths of the Thaurac plateau, visit the site with your family and discover this amazing underground cathedral.

Grotte des Demoiselles - Hérault le Languedoc

© J.Hiblot

Awarded
3 Michelin stars

La vierge à l'enfant, Grotte des Demoiselles - Hérault, le Languedoc © Victor Ferrer Rico


The visit begins with a journey in an underground funicular, the first of its kind in Europe.

Discover its impressive natural architecture: giant draperies, pillars, imposing stalactites and stalagmites.

The largest cavity, known as the ‘cathedral’, houses an enormous concretion, reminiscent of a statue of the Virgin and child. The cave's proportions are impressive: 120m long, 80m wide and 50m high.

Thanks to the amazing acoustics, concerts are sometimes held here. A very unusual venue!

Outside, the panoramic terraces, gift shop
and cafeteria will top off your visit perfectly.
The garden is also home to around 160 species
of Mediterranean plants.

It is also called ‘La grotte des fées’, as in Occitan legend fairies are known as 'Demoiselles'.