Grotte des Audides

Useful Information

Location: 9 km from Grasse, from Cabris direction St. Vallier, 4 km.
Open: closed.
Fee: closed.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Jurassic limestone.
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=1968 m, D=186 m.
Guided tours: Cave: D=30 min., ST=279, D=60 m.
Park: D=30 min., L=800 m.
Address: Grotte des Audides, 1606 route de Cabris, 06460 St Vallier de Thiey, Tel: +33-493426415, E-mail: contact
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1988 discovered and first explored.


Grotte des Audides was formed along a 6 Million years old (Helvetian) fault in jurassic limestone. The cave is located in Bajocien limestone in the lower parts andBathonien limestone in the upper part, which is approx. 165 Mio years old.

The cave is rather wet and the tour is steep, so be sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes.

A nearby Prehistoric Park shows the reconstructed scenes of the daily life of our ancestors. The park has six caves, most of them inhabited during prehistoric times. The geologically interested visitor will see several karst features like sinkholes and cave ruins.