Grotte des Demoiselles

Underground cathedral

On the border of the Languedoc and the Cévennes, the water has hollowed out the plateau of Thaurac, creating an underground masterwork. Concretions, stalagmites and stalactites are so beautiful here, that they seem to have been made by man. Still, they have been formed by nature. In the main chamber, also called the Cathedral, you’ll find an immense concretion that seems to represent the Virgin and the Child.

The Demoiselles cave is an incredible sight that makes up a large part of the upper valley of the Herault, in the heart of the Languedoc Roussillon, between Cevennes and the Mediterranean. A well-loved tourist destination in the village of Saint Bauzille de Putois, the cave will take you on a magical journey out of time. History or geology buffs, or those that are just curious, thousands of people of all kinds come to the cave each year. It is about an hour and a half by car from our campsite. For an unforgettable day with family or friends, this is a great trip to take!

It is one of the most beautiful caves with formations in France. A captivating spectacle, it takes the form of an underground cathedral so much so that we also call it the cathedral of the abyss or the Fairy Cave, an allusion to Occitanian legends, where the fairies are called the “Demoiselles”.