Macoume Cave

grotte de macoumé

MACOUME • 34390 Olargues • AVCFC

grotte de macoumé

 

The entrance of the cave is situated in the Devonien limestone area, one kilometre east of Olarges ( Herault), in the Monts d’Orb.

The length o fthe cave is 1720 meters with a drop of 88 m. It was discovered in January 2002 by the Speleo club Olargues.

Accessible par un puits en diaclase de 12 m, le Macoumé est un réseau labyrinthique composé de couloirs très concrétionnés et de multiples évasements en salles taillées dans un marbre pur, dont une (terminale) est de grandes dimensions.

grotte de macoumé

 

You can access it by a well  12 meters deep. The Macoume system is a maze formed around corridors and rooms of pure marble.
You will find fragile concretions made of aragonite but also some strong massifs of calcite.

grotte demacoumé

 

 

 

 

The Macoume cave has its own Sixtine Chapel, and it’s one of the most extraordinary areas of the cave.

The management is done by the club.