Les Grottes de Bèze

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Location: Near Dijon.
Open: APR weekends 10-12, 13:30-18.
MAY-SEP daily 10-12, 13:30-18.
OCT weekends 10-12, 13:30-18.
Fee: Adults EUR 4.50, Children (0-12) EUR 2.15, School Pupils EUR 2.15.
Groups (+): Adults EUR 3.50.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Speleologyriver cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light
Guided tours: Boat trip: L=300 m, D=30 min.
Address: Chemin des Grottes, 21310 Bèze, Tel: +33-38075-3133, Fax: +33-38075-3084.
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1954 continuation behind the sump discovered.
1970 opened to the public.
1990 cave restaurated.


The entrance to the Grottes de Bèze is known for a long time. A huge portal called Grotte de la Crétane which was used by the villagers and the monks to hide in times of danger. Nearby is the huge resurgence of the Bèze river, which flows through the cave, but is only accessible by diving through a sump. This was first done in 1954, and huge passage behind the sump discovered.

It took many years, but then an artificial entrance to the river cave was created The visit is made by boat. The cave is noted for its colourful lights.