Not far from our campsite in the Ariège, come and see the prehistoric cave of Le Mas-d'Azil. Carved out and crossed through by the Arize River, this is one of the few caves in Europe that can be traversed by car. In fact, a section of the cave forms a natural tunnel, which is now used as a road corridor. However, while this location is famous worldwide, this is above all due to the wealth of remains found within.
Engravings, sculptures, wall paintings, mammoth bones etc. All of these treasures, dating back to prehistory, have played a part in allowing us to understand how the first people used to live. But that's not all. The cave also served, as did many others, as a refuge for the protestants during the Wars of Religion. A museum has also been installed to exhibit reproductions of works that are inaccessible to the general public. Entry is included in the ticket price for the cave.
Listed as a Historical Monument, this cave is open from the middle of March until the end of December. Opening times and days vary depending on the time of year. You should find out about these before your visit. And don't forget to wear warm clothing. It's also possible that booking may be required. Finally, if you're on holiday with your family, don't forget that there's a family pass for 2 adults and 2 children available.
Avenue de la Grotte, 09290 Le Mas-d'Azil