Visit the ice cave at 3200m (Closed this summer)

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 30mn.
Altitude restaurant + panoramic terrace nearby.

Descriptif Visit the ice cave at 3200m (Closed this summer)

Altitude restaurant + panoramic terrace nearby

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goes 24 m down per year and it comes on a flat glacier which puts it on compression; the galleries due to this become withdrawn!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...

Minimum age: 2 years

Types

  • Indoor
  • Open air
  • Unusual

Facilities

  • Sustainable development
  • Outhouse

Services

  • Pets welcome

Comforts

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Services

Tours

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Average duration of the group tour: 30 minutes
  • Average duration of the individual tour: 30 minutes

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

Opening

Closed temporarily.

Prices

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

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

Location supplement

Departure located 3 Km far from Villar d'Arène