glacieres

GROTTE DE LA GLACIERE


25530 CHAUX LES PASSAVANT
Vercel dans le Doubs
Tél : 03 81 60 44 26
Fax : 03 81 60 43 44
www.franchecomte-evasion.com/grotte-de-la-glaciere


An ice cave at a height of 525 metres that is unique in France. Finding ice in summer is surprising and fascinating. It has been known since the Bronze Age and scientifically studied by Boissenot in 1584, Gollut in 1592, Boissot in 1686 and later research was carried out by E.A. Martel and Fournier. Geomorphologic and climatic conditions where the north-east facing opening acts like a funnel for cold winds and infiltrating water have caused the formation of these superb ice concretions. You will see impressive limestone concretions, many fossils: crabs etc.

A cave with a wealth of history derived from white gold mining and its use as a hiding place during the war of 1638-1648. There is also a display of 500 minerals from all over the world and restaurant with terrace.


 

OPENING TIMES
March – April – May – September : 10h à 12h – 14h à 18h
June – July – August : 9h à 19h
October : 10h – 12h – 14h – 17h
November : 14h – 17h

monument_historique

 

 

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