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The Jonas Caves
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Troglodyte site

The Auvergne region of France is rich in natural and historical gems that attract thousands of visitors from all over the globe. 

Among our absolute favourites, we have this one: an extended troglodyte habitat, carved entirely by the hand of man right into a massive volcanic cliff. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the one-in-a-million Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site!

Origins of the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site

Grottes de Jonas, as referred to by the locals, originally came into existence after an eruption of the Jonas volcano. Later on, all the grottoes of the site were excavated by men and meant to serve as a shelter and a home.

The first ones who began the caves’ digging were the Celts, who engaged in that uneasy endeavor as back as 400 BC. Their accomplishments were then advanced through Medieval times and up to the 13th century. 

The final result? Nowadays, you can explore over 70 different cliff-carved rooms, placed over five floors that used to accommodate over 600 people at once: villagers, animals, priests, warriors, and peasants.

Main areas of interest around the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site

The church and the caves of Jonah were officially listed as historical monuments in France back in 1886.

Once you go exploring the invaluable Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site, you will be overwhelmed by the numerous spaces and artifacts on display. Some of the main areas of interest among tourists and visitors can be summed up as:

  • The Master’s House
  • The Chapel
  • The Manor
  • The Attic
  • The Oven
  • Others – The Bedroom, The Bretèche, The Dying, and more.

While touring among the rooms, you will be able to keep yourself informed by the well-arranged trail of explanatory panels installed around the site. 

Unguided individual tours are available permanently, while guided group tours are available upon request. Both of the visits are projected to last about one astronomical hour – the time you’ll need to explore the site in more than sufficient detail.

Making history and heritage more entertaining than ever

At the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site, you will be able to enjoy a variety of organized activities that will make history live right in front of your eyes.

Locals and foreign visitors can contact the on-site team and book different activities around the place. These include team buildings, a thrilling escape game, and extended educational visits tailored to the students’ age and specific interests. 

Visits, equipment, and additional services

The site offers an excellent tourist experience in matters of comfort and convenience. Among the most valuable on-site services and facilities, you can enjoy:

  • A nice bar and a souvenir shop;
  • A spacious car park;
  • A clean and well-equipped bathroom;
  • Theme visits and guided tours;
  • A welcoming environment for pets on a leash;
  • Flexible payment methods;
  • A variety of spoken languages, including English, German, Spanish, and French. 

Ready to explore? Prepare yourself by watching our HD video from the site and start building up the atmosphere. 

Jonas, 63610 Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

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Jonas, 63610 Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

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Troglodyte site

The Auvergne region of France is rich in natural and historical gems that attract thousands of visitors from all over the globe. 

Among our absolute favourites, we have this one: an extended troglodyte habitat, carved entirely by the hand of man right into a massive volcanic cliff. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the one-in-a-million Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site!

Origins of the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site

Grottes de Jonas, as referred to by the locals, originally came into existence after an eruption of the Jonas volcano. Later on, all the grottoes of the site were excavated by men and meant to serve as a shelter and a home.

The first ones who began the caves’ digging were the Celts, who engaged in that uneasy endeavor as back as 400 BC. Their accomplishments were then advanced through Medieval times and up to the 13th century. 

The final result? Nowadays, you can explore over 70 different cliff-carved rooms, placed over five floors that used to accommodate over 600 people at once: villagers, animals, priests, warriors, and peasants.

Main areas of interest around the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site

The church and the caves of Jonah were officially listed as historical monuments in France back in 1886.

Once you go exploring the invaluable Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site, you will be overwhelmed by the numerous spaces and artifacts on display. Some of the main areas of interest among tourists and visitors can be summed up as:

  • The Master’s House
  • The Chapel
  • The Manor
  • The Attic
  • The Oven
  • Others – The Bedroom, The Bretèche, The Dying, and more.

While touring among the rooms, you will be able to keep yourself informed by the well-arranged trail of explanatory panels installed around the site. 

Unguided individual tours are available permanently, while guided group tours are available upon request. Both of the visits are projected to last about one astronomical hour – the time you’ll need to explore the site in more than sufficient detail.

Making history and heritage more entertaining than ever

At the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site, you will be able to enjoy a variety of organized activities that will make history live right in front of your eyes.

Locals and foreign visitors can contact the on-site team and book different activities around the place. These include team buildings, a thrilling escape game, and extended educational visits tailored to the students’ age and specific interests. 

Visits, equipment, and additional services

The site offers an excellent tourist experience in matters of comfort and convenience. Among the most valuable on-site services and facilities, you can enjoy:

  • A nice bar and a souvenir shop;
  • A spacious car park;
  • A clean and well-equipped bathroom;
  • Theme visits and guided tours;
  • A welcoming environment for pets on a leash;
  • Flexible payment methods;
  • A variety of spoken languages, including English, German, Spanish, and French. 

Ready to explore? Prepare yourself by watching our HD video from the site and start building up the atmosphere. 

Jonas, 63610 Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

Where is it on the Map?

Jonas, 63610 Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

Explore more places in Europe

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

Troglodyte site

The Auvergne region of France is rich in natural and historical gems that attract thousands of visitors from all over the globe. 

Among our absolute favourites, we have this one: an extended troglodyte habitat, carved entirely by the hand of man right into a massive volcanic cliff. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the one-in-a-million Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site!

Origins of the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site

Grottes de Jonas, as referred to by the locals, originally came into existence after an eruption of the Jonas volcano. Later on, all the grottoes of the site were excavated by men and meant to serve as a shelter and a home.

The first ones who began the caves’ digging were the Celts, who engaged in that uneasy endeavor as back as 400 BC. Their accomplishments were then advanced through Medieval times and up to the 13th century. 

The final result? Nowadays, you can explore over 70 different cliff-carved rooms, placed over five floors that used to accommodate over 600 people at once: villagers, animals, priests, warriors, and peasants.

Main areas of interest around the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site

The church and the caves of Jonah were officially listed as historical monuments in France back in 1886.

Once you go exploring the invaluable Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site, you will be overwhelmed by the numerous spaces and artifacts on display. Some of the main areas of interest among tourists and visitors can be summed up as:

  • The Master’s House
  • The Chapel
  • The Manor
  • The Attic
  • The Oven
  • Others – The Bedroom, The Bretèche, The Dying, and more.

While touring among the rooms, you will be able to keep yourself informed by the well-arranged trail of explanatory panels installed around the site. 

Unguided individual tours are available permanently, while guided group tours are available upon request. Both of the visits are projected to last about one astronomical hour – the time you’ll need to explore the site in more than sufficient detail.

Making history and heritage more entertaining than ever

At the Jonas Caves and Troglodyte site, you will be able to enjoy a variety of organized activities that will make history live right in front of your eyes.

Locals and foreign visitors can contact the on-site team and book different activities around the place. These include team buildings, a thrilling escape game, and extended educational visits tailored to the students’ age and specific interests. 

Visits, equipment, and additional services

The site offers an excellent tourist experience in matters of comfort and convenience. Among the most valuable on-site services and facilities, you can enjoy:

  • A nice bar and a souvenir shop;
  • A spacious car park;
  • A clean and well-equipped bathroom;
  • Theme visits and guided tours;
  • A welcoming environment for pets on a leash;
  • Flexible payment methods;
  • A variety of spoken languages, including English, German, Spanish, and French. 

Ready to explore? Prepare yourself by watching our HD video from the site and start building up the atmosphere. 

Jonas, 63610 Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

Where is it on the Map?

Jonas, 63610 Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

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