On easy access to all, the ice cave and its numerous sculptures is located at the arrival from the cable car of Les Glaciers de La Meije, after a walk of 10mn Visiting duration: approx 20mn. Altitude restaurant + panoramic terrace nearby.
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Description

Open only during Summer season (Winter the Cave is under meters of snow!)
Big construction site this year to be able to open the ice cave from La Girose glacier! The ice cave goes 24 m down per year and it comes on a flat glacier which puts it on compression; the galleries due to this become withdrawn! The sculptures deform themselves ant the ice cave tends to tip over, what reduces the slope inside limiting the evacuation of the water which infiltrates by cracks. To work with the nature asks to adapt itself! The visitors can come to discover the new sculptures from in the middle of June...

Service(s)

  1. Restaurant
  2. Themed tour

Customers and groups

  1. Groups
  2. Children

Individual tours

Unguided individual tours available permanently

Group tours

Unguided group tours available permanently

Oppening periods

From 16/06 to 16/09/2018, daily between 11.15 AM and 4 PM.
Schedule and timetable of the Glaciers de la Meije cable car, to access the Ice Cave
From June 16th to 27th =
1st climb for 3200m at 08H30.
then 10H00, 12H00; 14H00 & 15H45
Last descent from 3200m to 16H30
The first section runs continuously from 10:30.

From June 28 to July 8 = Closure of the 2nd section for maintenance
Access for 2400m only = 1st climb at 8:30.
Operation from 08H30 until 15H45
Last descent from 3200m = 16H30

From July 8 to August 26 = INTEGRAL OPENING
1st climb at 8:30.
Operation from 08H30 until 15H45
Last descent from 3200m = 16H30

From August 27 to September 16:
1st climb at 08H30.
Continuous operation from 10H30 to 15H45
Last descent from 3200m = 16H30.

Prices

Ice cave extra charge for child 4,50 €
Ice cave extra charge for adult 5,50 €.

Payment Methods

  1. Bank/credit card
  2. Cheque
  3. Chèques Vacances
  4. Cash

Location

Departure located 3 Km far from Villar d'Arène

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