Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic

The Grotte de Volvic is a site offering several immersive visits. All year round, immerse yourself in the heart of history and legends thanks to 3 exciting worlds. A place to discover or rediscover with the family!
The Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic is above all a place steeped in history.

Designed following a lava flow from the Nugère Volcano 12 years ago, it was exploited by humans for its Volvic Stone from the 000th century. It is thanks to the craftsmen and Jean Legay – Chevalier, a major stone miner in the 13s, that the Pierre de Volvic was known throughout the world.

Both a documentary and a story of his life and that of his quarrymen, the 1h15 historical visit will immerse you in their fascinating and moving story through 5 consecutive spaces placed in a row under the lava vault.

The visit takes the form of Scénovision®: video projection, animated objects, light shows and sound narration.

In addition to the Historic visit, the Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic is offering an extraordinary immersive experience from February 14, 2024 to enjoy a unique moment with your family.

The Grotte des Lumières allows you to discover a narrative and moving spectacle in an enchanted universe connecting the cave to natural elements. In an aquatic and plant-based atmosphere, you will be transported to a new universe filled with magic and legends. Young and old will follow the adventures of an otter named Volvis who has in mind to bring the Cave back to life

This new visit of approximately 45 minutes takes place in complete autonomy inside the Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic with mapping on the walls, light and sound effects...

From the end of November to the beginning of January 2025, the Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic will put on its festive clothes to offer visitors the opportunity to discover Santa Claus' Grotto.

Step after step inside Santa's Workshop, young and old will follow the extraordinary adventures of endearing toys and blundering elves thanks to total immersion created by stunning decorations as well as visual and sound effects.
Further information) :
Video projection, mapping, animated objects, light shows and sound narration.

Visits suitable for all audiences: schools, associations, families, etc.

Bring warm clothing – cave temperature: 10°C.
Tips and Suggestions

A free entrance to the Cave of the Stone on presentation of the Terra Volcana pass

Promotional offers

1 free entry to choose from 4 tourist sites, on presentation of your ClermontPass 72h.


Dive into the heart of the lava flow of the Nugère volcano:
The Cave of the Volvic stone will reveal to you this gallery exploited for its Volvic stone from the 13th century. A visit of 1H15 in autonomy, in the form of Scénovision.
Over the course of 5 stages, discover the universe of the quarrymen at the beginning of the 20th century who contributed in particular to the discovery of the source of the waters of Volvic.

We speak English

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • In forest


Opening hours from February 13, 2024 to January 05, 2025
– Historical visit: from February to November (see calendar)
– Visit Grotte des Lumières: Wednesdays and Sundays (see calendar)
– Visit Santa’s Grotto: end of November to beginning of January (see calendar)

– Days, departure times and types of visits available on the website.


9 €12 €
7.2 €9 €
Further information) :
The Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic offers you a joint pass with the Lemptégy Volcano (located 20 minutes away). The latter allows you to access preferential rates for the historical visit and the magical visit! Visit our website for more information.
Free for children under 4 years old

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash



Activities on site

  • Recreational leisure
  • Tourist cave / Other developed natural sites

Home animals



Adapted service: Services adapted for mental disabilities, Wheelchair accessible with assistance, Wheelchair accessible independently, Possibility of dropping someone off in front of the site
From 9 € / adult


2 Route du Pont Jany
63530 Volvic
How do I get there?
From 9 €  / adult

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