Grotte de Thouzon

Cave of Thouzon - Cave of the Fairies

Useful Information

Location: North of Le Thor on D16. Departement Vaucluse, Provence.
Open: MAR Sun 14-18, tours at 14:15, 15:20, 16:20, 17:30.
APR to JUN daily 10-12, 14-18, tours at 10:30, 11:30, 14:15, 15:20, 16:20, 17:30.
JUL to AUG daily 10-18:30, last tour 30 min before closing. SEP to OCT daily 10-12, 14-18, tours at 10:30,11:30, 14:15, 15:20, 16:20, 17:30.
Fee: Adults EUR 7.90, Children (5-11) EUR 5.40, Children (0-4) free, Students EUR , Family (2+2) EUR .
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 5.50, Children (5-11) EUR 5, High School EUR 5, Primary School EUR 3.70.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=13 °C.
Guided tours: D=45 min.
Address: Grotte de Thouzon, 142 Impasse des Sablières, 84250 Le Thor, 84250 Le Thor, Tel: +33-490-339365, Fax: +33-490-337490. E-mail: contact
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23-JAN-1902 discovered.
SEP-1902 opened to the public.
1981 new owners, cave renovated.


Les Grottes de Thouzon (Cave of Thouzon) is the only show cave in the department of Vaucluse. It was named after its location, the hill north of Le Thor, where it is located, is called Thouzon. This cave is famous for its overwhemlming richness in speleothems. There are soda straws, helictites, gours, cave pearls, and draperies. Some soda straws reach a length of two metres, while having a diameter of only three milimetres.