Grotte de Fontrabiouse

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Location: Fontrabiouse, Pyrénées-Orientales Department (66).
E15 exit Rivesaltes, D83, then N9 south towards Perpignan, turn right at airport, follow D117 northwest. Estagel, Maury, Saint-Paul, turn left at Axat, to Puyvalador, turn right to Fontrabiouse.
(42°38'9.86"N, 2°5'49.14"E)
Open: JAN to JUN daily 10-11, 14-18.
JUL to AUG daily 10-19, last tour 18.
Fee: Adults EUR 7, Children EUR 4.50.
Groups (10+): Adults EUR 4.50, Children EUR 3.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=12,000 m, T=6 °C.
Guided tours: L=1,000 m, D=60 min.
Address: Grotte de Fontrabiouse, Mairie, 66210 Fontrabiouse, Tel: +33-468-044428, Fax: +33-468-309082. E-mail: contact
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1958 discovered during marble quarrying.


Grotte de Fontrabiouse, named after the homonymous village, is a rather young discovery. It was opened during quarry works, developed as a show caves and now draws tourists to this rather remote village. The cave is huge and full of impressive stalactites and stalagmites. The biggest chamber is 25 m high.