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Come to the cave

All roads lead to the Grotte des Demoiselles

The cave is located in the Occitanie region, between the Cévennes and the Mediterranean, in the gorges of the upper Hérault valley, overlooking the village of Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois.

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By car

  • Major motorway axes: A709 (exit 26), A9 (exit Montpellier), A75 (exit Le Caylar).

  • Main highways :
    RD 986 from Palavas les Flots and Montpellier, direction Ganges.
    RD 999 from Nîmes towards Sauve, Le Vigan and Mont Aigoual.
    RD 4 from Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.

  • GPS coordinates for your route to the Grotte des Demoiselles: 43.9077392 / 3.74491409

  • The cave is 35 minutes by car from Montpellier.

  • Less than an hour ...
    The Cirque de Navacelles, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and Anduze (40 minutes),
    The beaches: Le Grau-du-Roi, Port Camargue, La Grande Motte, Palavas-les-Flots, Carnon, Sète, Cap d´Agde ... (50 minutes),
    Mont Aigoual (50 minutes),
    Nîmes (55 minutes).

  • A little further…
    Aigues-Mortes (1h10).
    The Millau or Uzès Viaduct (1h15).
    Arles, the Pont du Gard and Avignon (1h30).

By motorhome

  • Motorhomes welcome : parking recommended in parking lot P1 during the visit or for one night (no emptying platform, water supply or electrical terminals).

By train

  • Montpellier Saint Roch TGV station : 50 minutes.
  • Montpellier Sud de France TGV station : 55 minutes.
  • Nîmes TGV station : 1h15.
  • Nîmes Pont du Gard TGV station : 1h20.

By plane

  • Montpellier Méditerranée Airport : 50 minutes.

  • Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes Airport : 1h10

On foot / By bike

  • The GR 60 crosses the panoramic terrace of the site.

  • The GR® de Pays Grand Pic Saint-Loup (elected “Favorite GR® of the French 2021”) is in the immediate vicinity of the cave.

Park in the Grotte car park

400 free parking spaces (P1 and P2) located near the Reception Pavilion.

Parking spaces adapted for disabled people in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the Reception Hall (signposted path).

Unguarded parking areas : the Grotte des Demoiselles regrets to decline all responsibility in the event of theft or damage. Do not leave any valuables in the vehicles

What to do around Montpellier and the Grotte des Demoiselles?

See "around the cave"