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What to do around the Cave ?2021-02-24T17:27:23+01:00

There are many tourist attractions around the cave. We prepared a list for you to discover in our page « Around the cave ».

Where can we book ?2021-01-05T12:54:18+01:00

You can book your tickets online,but this is not compulsory (except for Old-fashioned visit and visit groups). If you prefer, you can buy  your tickets directly on site the day of your visit (subject to availability).

What are the possible means of payment ?2021-01-26T14:01:51+01:00

It is possible to pay in cash and visa credit card.

Is there free parking available near the Cave?2021-01-05T12:52:22+01:00

Yes, a large and free car parking will allow you to park in front of the reception building of Fontrabiouse cave (all seasons). In our naturally air-conditioned lobby, you will find: a bar with refreshments, ice cream and hot drinks, a souvenir shop and many minerals for collectors. An outdoor terrace will also allow you to enjoy a relaxing break in Capcir, facing the Pic du Madres (2469m).

How to get to the Cave ?2021-01-05T12:50:50+01:00

The Fontrabiouse cave is located near Andorra, from Font-Romeu, it is located between Mont-Louis and Axat, 12 minutes from the Angles ski station.

Coming from Perpignan, take direction Andorra, then at  Mont-Louis direction Quillan, Axat (100 km drive)

Coming from Carcassonne, take the departmental route 118 (route de Limoux) to Quillan. Then follow the departmental route 117 for 6 km. Take on the right, the departmental route 118 to Fontrabiouse (100 km drive).

To see the map, go to our page « Come to the cave ».

Can we visit the cave during periods of heavy rain ?2021-01-05T12:49:27+01:00

Yes, Fontrabiouse cave is accessible in all weathers. We even advise you to come and discover the cave after the great rains of spring and autumn. If you come during the rainy season you will be able to take full advantage of the sound atmosphere that takes place during the visit.

Is there a more favorable time of year to visit ?2021-01-05T12:49:05+01:00

The constant temperature of the cave, will allow you to benefit from optimum climatic conditions in winter and/or summer; its underground setup will protect you from the elements.

The Fontrabiouse cave is a living cave (in constant formation). According to seasonal changes the cave will show a variety of faces. In periods of sustained rain the water runoffs will be stronger , the atmosphere would  then  become more humid, but this will not hinder your visit. However during the summer season (July and August) the cave will show you its thousands of facets, the decline of the water runoffs will give way to the natural sparkling of calcite crystals.

Are there opening periods and visiting hours to respect ?2022-01-04T10:03:41+01:00

The Cave of Fontrabiouse is open from January 2 to November 6, 2022 and from December 3 to 30, 2022, including weekends and public holidays (except December 24 and 25).

Annual closure from November, 07 to December, 02, 2022.

For groups, the cave  is open all year round (booked in advance). For more information on opening days, go to our “Dates and Opening times”  page.

Is it possible to take photos during the visit?2020-06-11T18:10:19+02:00

Photos and videos are authorized during your visit, please remember to be respectful to other visitors.

What is the duration of the tour/visit ?2021-01-05T12:46:08+01:00

The guided tour/visit lasts 50 minutes.

Is there any specific attire required for the visit ?2021-01-27T10:26:06+01:00

The temperature of the cave is 6 °c, we recommend a sweater. Regarding  shoes, all types of shoes will allow you to visit.

Are animals allowed in the visit ?2021-01-05T12:45:24+01:00

Small animals are allowed only if they are carried in arms during the whole visit. Larger dogs can stay outside on a leash and  will be happy to give them water if you ask us to.

Is the visit accessible to visitors with disabilities ?2021-01-05T12:44:39+01:00

The reception building is accessible to  all.

However, people with motor disabilities will not be able to  access  the cave,  due to the interior structures which respect the natural aspect of the cave.

Is the visit accessible for strollers ?2021-01-05T12:44:19+01:00

The descent into the cave is not arranged for strollers because the natural configuration of the cavity does not lend itself to it. The cave  is a protected site and we had to respect certain planning rules in order to preserve our millennial heritage. A baby carrier is therefore recommended.

What is the minimum age for the visit ?2021-01-05T12:41:45+01:00

Thanks to the two level comfortable structures arranged since 1983, you will be able to discover with ease a perfectly preserved underground environment. For babies, we recommend bringing a baby carrier.


In December, come and discover the Magic of Christmas Lights in Fontrabiouse during your guided tour.

Open every day, Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5.30pm

and from Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm.

Reservation possible on our online ticketing service!

See you soon.