Grotte de Limousis

Useful Information

Location: Limousis, Aude département (11).
13,5 km north of Carcassone.
Open: 15-MAR to MAR daily 14-17.
APR to JUN daily 10-12, 14-18.
JUL to AUG daily 10-18.
SEP daily 10-12, 14-18.
OCT daily 14-17.
Fee: Adults EUR 8, Children EUR 4.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=15,000 m.
Guided tours: L=600 m. V=26,000/a [2000]
Address: Grotte de Limousis, F-11600 Limousis. Tel: +33-468-775-026, Fax: +33-468-784-009, E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.


1811 discovered.
1897 explored.
1935 electric light.
1973 light and installations modernized.


The map of the Grotte de Limousis (Limousis Cave) is almost boring. A straight sequence of eight chambers, one after the other, almost horizontal. But the content of the cave is extraordinary, abundant speleothems of various kinds. Highlight is the formation in the last chamber, a huge aragonite stalagmite which is four meters high and has a circumference of ten meters. This is said to be the hugest formation of its kind in the world.