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Aven Armand - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Aven Armand, 48150 Hures-la-Parade, France


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About Aven Armand

The Aven Armand cave, discovered in 1897 by Louis Armand, Martel's second-in-command, has a forest of over 400 stalagmites in its immense underground chamber. It is not exactly a cave: the latter is a horizontal underground cavity, more or less deep, comprising at least one accessible part. It has been open to the public since 1927 after a man-made tunnel and walkway paths were created to permit easier viewing of the Grand Salle.

Attractions Near Aven Armand

Causse Méjan
Causse Méjan5.92km from Aven Armand

The Causse Méjean is a vast French limestone plateau that is part of the Grands Causses. It is the highest of the Caussenards plateaus with an altitude varying from 800 m to 1,247 m at Mount Gargo. Its surface area is approaching 340 km. The Causse Méjean is entirely included in the perimeter of the Causses and Cévennes site, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on June 29, 2011.

Mont Aigoual
Mont Aigoual20.71km from Aven Armand

Mont Aigoual is the highest point of the Gard department with an elevation of 1,565 m. Located on the border of the Lozère and Gard departments and is the highest mountain of Gard. The mountain is formed by granite from the Palaeozoic era. From the top of this mountain, you can see a good part of France, from the alps to the Pyrenees, and from the Puy de Sancy to the Mediterranean sea. One of the nice trekking destination and also a place with beautiful sights.

Cévennes National Park
Cévennes National Park28.78km from Aven Armand

The Cévennes National Park is a national park located in southern France, in the mountainous area of Cévennes. Created in 1970, the park has its administrative seat in Florac at Florac Castle. It is located mainly in the départements of Lozère and Gard and covers some parts of Ardèche and Aveyron. The Aven Armand cave is located in the park. In 2011, the Park was made a part of The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape UNESCO World Heritage site.

Viaduc de Millau
Viaduc de Millau31.07km from Aven Armand

The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the valley of the Tarn, in the department of Aveyron in France. Carrying the A75 motorway, it provides the junction between the Causse Rouge and the Causse du Larzac by crossing a breach 2,460 meters long and 343 meters deep at the highest point, in a panorama of high quality and with winds likely to blow over 200 km / h.

Mont Lozère
Mont Lozère37.99km from Aven Armand

The highest peak in the Cévennes range and it is commonly used for skiing during the winter months and offers some stunning natural scenery and is covered by coniferous plantations and 'broom' scrub moorland. Its vast, smooth expanses are dotted with rounded granite balls shaped by erosion. Small streams flow amid the peat bogs, which are home to precious endemic flora.

Grotte des Demoiselles
Grotte des Demoiselles46.81km from Aven Armand

These limestone caves are host to a wide variety of unique mineral formations and a perfect year-round place for all ages to visit. At various times in history, the cave has also served as a hiding place and refuge. At the time, visiting the cave was quite perilous, but in 1931 a funicular, concrete stairs and walkways with sturdy railings and extensive electric lighting were installed to make it accessible to the general public.

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