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Grottes De Choranche
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Calcite stalactites and emerald lakes

Grottes De Choranche – The Choranche cave, also going by the name of Coffin-Chevaline Cave, can be found in the Isère department of France, near Choranche – right in the heart ofthe Vercors Regional Natural Park and the Vercors rock massif.

The cave of Choranche was created by continual water-powered and hydrochemical erosion, forming a dramatic interior of stunning rock formations and emerald green waters. 

The cave’s active networks will take visitors among extensive fossil galleries and an underground river that eventually pours in in a beautiful underground lake. Their waters run out in a lively watercourse, located in the nearby “Cirque de Choranche.”

Are you fascinated yet? Here is everything you need to know before mapping your visit to Grottes De Choranche.

Location and getting there

Accessing the area is either using the A49 Grenoble – Valence motorway or by taking the small road entering the massif itself, located near Grenoble.

The entrance of Grottes De Choranche is at the base of the Presles cliffs, creating a natural enclosure with steep walls, bordering the Coulmes plateau in gorges de la Bourne canyon.

Inside Grottes De Choranche

The fistulous stalactites made of solid calcite flakes create the organic beauty on the inside of the cave. They overlook the lakes and underground rivers, situated in enchanting cave rooms with diameters of over 30 meters and heights of over 15 meters. The combination of these natural elements allows remarkable underground perspectives that will easily take your breath away.

The Coffin-Chevaline Cave cave is one of the two sites in France where the eel protea, also called White Salamander, lives in captivity, adapted to karst grottoes. Native to the caverns of the Dinaric Alps of the Western Balkans, this species was brought to Grottes De Choranche and the Clamouse cave as part of a natural research and protection project.

Practical information about your visit

When planning your vacation, keep in mind the following details:

  • All visits to the site are guided and last about one astronomical hour.
  • The temperature inside the cave is approximately 10 ° C, so it would be wise to have warm clothing to put on.
  • Photos are allowed given you keep your flash off.
  • When around, you can also enjoy a light show, a picturesque picnic area, a bar-restaurant, and a little souvenir shop.

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Grotte de Choranche 38680 Choranche, France

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Calcite stalactites and emerald lakes

Grottes De Choranche – The Choranche cave, also going by the name of Coffin-Chevaline Cave, can be found in the Isère department of France, near Choranche – right in the heart ofthe Vercors Regional Natural Park and the Vercors rock massif.

The cave of Choranche was created by continual water-powered and hydrochemical erosion, forming a dramatic interior of stunning rock formations and emerald green waters. 

The cave’s active networks will take visitors among extensive fossil galleries and an underground river that eventually pours in in a beautiful underground lake. Their waters run out in a lively watercourse, located in the nearby “Cirque de Choranche.”

Are you fascinated yet? Here is everything you need to know before mapping your visit to Grottes De Choranche.

Location and getting there

Accessing the area is either using the A49 Grenoble – Valence motorway or by taking the small road entering the massif itself, located near Grenoble.

The entrance of Grottes De Choranche is at the base of the Presles cliffs, creating a natural enclosure with steep walls, bordering the Coulmes plateau in gorges de la Bourne canyon.

Inside Grottes De Choranche

The fistulous stalactites made of solid calcite flakes create the organic beauty on the inside of the cave. They overlook the lakes and underground rivers, situated in enchanting cave rooms with diameters of over 30 meters and heights of over 15 meters. The combination of these natural elements allows remarkable underground perspectives that will easily take your breath away.

The Coffin-Chevaline Cave cave is one of the two sites in France where the eel protea, also called White Salamander, lives in captivity, adapted to karst grottoes. Native to the caverns of the Dinaric Alps of the Western Balkans, this species was brought to Grottes De Choranche and the Clamouse cave as part of a natural research and protection project.

Practical information about your visit

When planning your vacation, keep in mind the following details:

  • All visits to the site are guided and last about one astronomical hour.
  • The temperature inside the cave is approximately 10 ° C, so it would be wise to have warm clothing to put on.
  • Photos are allowed given you keep your flash off.
  • When around, you can also enjoy a light show, a picturesque picnic area, a bar-restaurant, and a little souvenir shop.

Ready to take off?

Grotte de Choranche 38680 Choranche, France

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Grotte de Choranche 38680 Choranche, France

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Explore more nearby places in Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes., France

Calcite stalactites and emerald lakes

Grottes De Choranche – The Choranche cave, also going by the name of Coffin-Chevaline Cave, can be found in the Isère department of France, near Choranche – right in the heart ofthe Vercors Regional Natural Park and the Vercors rock massif.

The cave of Choranche was created by continual water-powered and hydrochemical erosion, forming a dramatic interior of stunning rock formations and emerald green waters. 

The cave’s active networks will take visitors among extensive fossil galleries and an underground river that eventually pours in in a beautiful underground lake. Their waters run out in a lively watercourse, located in the nearby “Cirque de Choranche.”

Are you fascinated yet? Here is everything you need to know before mapping your visit to Grottes De Choranche.

Location and getting there

Accessing the area is either using the A49 Grenoble – Valence motorway or by taking the small road entering the massif itself, located near Grenoble.

The entrance of Grottes De Choranche is at the base of the Presles cliffs, creating a natural enclosure with steep walls, bordering the Coulmes plateau in gorges de la Bourne canyon.

Inside Grottes De Choranche

The fistulous stalactites made of solid calcite flakes create the organic beauty on the inside of the cave. They overlook the lakes and underground rivers, situated in enchanting cave rooms with diameters of over 30 meters and heights of over 15 meters. The combination of these natural elements allows remarkable underground perspectives that will easily take your breath away.

The Coffin-Chevaline Cave cave is one of the two sites in France where the eel protea, also called White Salamander, lives in captivity, adapted to karst grottoes. Native to the caverns of the Dinaric Alps of the Western Balkans, this species was brought to Grottes De Choranche and the Clamouse cave as part of a natural research and protection project.

Practical information about your visit

When planning your vacation, keep in mind the following details:

  • All visits to the site are guided and last about one astronomical hour.
  • The temperature inside the cave is approximately 10 ° C, so it would be wise to have warm clothing to put on.
  • Photos are allowed given you keep your flash off.
  • When around, you can also enjoy a light show, a picturesque picnic area, a bar-restaurant, and a little souvenir shop.

Ready to take off?

Grotte de Choranche 38680 Choranche, France

Where is it on the Map?

Grotte de Choranche 38680 Choranche, France

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