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Saint-Christophe’s Caves

Welcome to the historic site of Saint-Christophe's Caves

Welcome to the historic site of St Christophe’s Caves !
On the border between Savoy and Dauphiné, this site is constituted by a natural canyon between the mountains carved out by the laborious work of the waters and used by men since Roman times as a commercial road. There are two beautiful caves arranged for tourism, one on each side of the canyon.

Come to visit this site in a guided tour which combines nature, history and geology for the delight of young and old !

Guided tour informations

Present yourself at the reception area at least 15mns before the chosen departure time. 

This guided tour is not accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Baby carrier mandatory during the tour. No free visits in the caves.

  • The guided tour lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Bilingual tour in English/French (writing translation available in Dutch, german, spanish, italian and english.)
  • Dogs in leash accepted
  • Temperature in the upper cave : 9°C
  • We do not take reservations if your group is less than 10 people.

Prices :

Adult : 910,5€
Young (15-17 years old) : 8€
Child (5-14 years old) : 6,5€
Reduce price : 8€
(Student, unemployed person…)

On November, the caves are closed every Monday and Tuesday. From Wednesday to Sunday, departures at 13h30 and 15h (+ 11h30 on week-ends).

For security matters, it is not allowed to enter the caves without a guide.
Baby carrier mandatory during the tour.
Photos are not allowed in the caves.
The site is not accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.
Dogs are welcomed with a leash.


On site, you will find : 


  • A reception area : bar, terrace, shop and snack only in July and August
  • A shaded picnic area
  • A reception area for mobility-impaired visitors (The guided tour of  caves and the sardinian way are not accessible to persons with motor disability)
  • Toilets
  • Free parking spots

Other Activities

The play path « Tracking down Azil and Magda »

Thanks to the creation of a path open to the greatest number, you can access from the Sardinian way the archaeological site of Fru an entertaining occasion to discover and explore this archaeological area, scene of the first traces of human settlement in Savoy 14000 years ago…

  • A playbook is sold at the reception area for 7€
  • Translation available in English or Dutch. 
  • Path to be used autonomously, children are under the responsibility of the parents. 
  • Recommended time: 2h30
  • At the end of the game you’ll have the opportunity to log in on the internet to evaluate your score and learn more about the lives men lead on the site of Fru 14,000 years ago



Check out our different hikes : 

  • « La boucle de l’Echaillon » 
    2 hours and 30 minutes – 6kms. Download the map here (in french only).
  • « La Voie Sarde et le pont romain » / The sardinian way and the roman bridge
    1 hour an 15 minutes – round trip – around 2kms


Getting there

Follow signs to the « Chartreuse Regional Nature Park ».

From Chambery: 20 minutes. Follow Lyon via Les Échelles (RD 1006) for about 20 km. Accueil car park on the left just before the tunnel.

From Grenoble: follow Voiron, St Laurent du Pont and Chambéry. Accueil car park on the right just after the tunnel situated 4 km after Les Échelles.

From Lyon by motorway: take exit 11 « Belley – St Genix sur Guiers » and follow Pont de Beauvoisin, Les Échelles and Chambéry.

2 car parks are available on the site : 

  • Parking 1 « de l’Accueil » (visit departure and Reception area). From 12/08 and 31/08/23, camper vans are forbidden on this parking lot during the day.
  • Parking 2 « de la Chapelle » (30 minutes walk from the start of the tour, 10mins from the end). Camper vans authorized on this parking lot (night and day).


If you have any questions, please, contact us : 

info@grottes-saint-christophe.com or 04 79 65 75 08