The Montarquis caves

  • Grottes de montarquis
Le Grand-Bornand
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From Col de la Colombiere a 2 hour walk up to 2000m, across grass, and over rocky terrain will bring you to the caves at the start of the Bargy mountains. Scooped out at the base of a cliff, these caves show you the extent that water can erode limestone.
Don’t forget while you are there to observe the rich variety of flora and fauna in this area. Only potholers may explore these caves.
All year round, depending on snow conditions and under your own responsibility. Inquire about the conditions.
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Les grottes de Montarquis
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.009273
Longitude : 6.488113
In winter and snowy conditions : access only snowshoe or ski touring.
Other periods : pedestrian access.