Discovered in 1904, the Dinant cave, known as ‘la Merveilleuse’, is considered to be one of the most beautiful caves in Europe. Shaped by nature and time, it unveils a spectacle of stalactites, stalagmites and waterfalls.
Revealed when digging a trench for the country railway linking Dinant to Florennes, it has since been the pride of the region. With its monumental galleries, water that trickles and jumps along the rock, elegant white concretions, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and waterfalls, the ‘Grotte Merveilleuse/Marvellous Cave’ is a very apposite name!
A world of mysteries
And it has many names its bowels: Chamber of Teats, Boers, Small Columns, Waterfalls and Lace, Diane’s Temple, the Precipice, the Glacier, the Rotunda, or even the Great Chamber with its oblique stalactite and Gallery Albert I, a mysterious well where underground water is hidden. When you visit, the ground climbs and descends, because the cave has several hundred steps. There are three levels and quite low ceilings, so sometimes you have to bend down. It’s a small physical effort that’s really worth it because you can easily combine it with another activity in the region: a Dinant-Freÿr cruise, a kayak trip on the Lesse and much more!
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