- Grottoes and caves
A few kilometres from Namur, the Grottes de Goyet is considered one of the most prestigious archaeological sites in Europe.
Located in the hollow of a 90 hectare limestone massif, the Caves of Goyet bear witness to an exceptional past. Discovered on this site, amongst other things is the oldest dog skull in the world, the main Belgian prehistoric works of art and the grave of a 12 year old child dating back to the recent Neolithic period.
An archaeologist interpreter-guide will help you discover and understand this intimate space, where both Neandertal and Cro-Magnon men lived using interactive technology which brings the past alive by touching, feeling, imagining the past. These interactive experiences and demonstrations make history come alive and make the site even more wondrous.
One of the most magical moments is lighting the fire, which you will get to do with the archaeologist interpreter-guide, using the same methods a prehistoric man would have.
The (Pre)historical meals
A chef, also a food historian, settles in the cave in summer agiving you a chance to try his exceptional range of dishes, prepared using ancient cooking books and chosen to help you discover a little more about the caves.
Visitors can join this experience Fridays and Saturday, for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday for lunch.
The Grottes de Goyet also have south oriented terraces - perfect to relax and enjoy the Samson valley.
The site is open every day in summer.
Visits start at 1.30 and 3.30 pm + 12h30 to 6pm Monday _ Thursday, 12h - 18h Sunday and 12h - 21h Friday and Saturday
Guided visits n French and Dutch. Departures at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
Adults 9,50 €
Seniors and students 8 €
Child, between 4 and 12 years 7 €
Discount for large families with 2 paying children.
Open all year by reservation on +32 (0) 4/275 49 75.
Closed during the winter holidays.
From 3h to 5h15: cave + prehistoric workshops.
1h30: cave alone.
Starting from € 180 per group.
Consult the opening calendar and rates
By car: MotorwayE411, exit 16 Wierde. GPS coordinates 50 ° 26'39''N 5 ° 00'53''E.
By train: Stations in Courrière, Andenne, Ciney, Namur.
Bus connections: Line 42 Namur-Faulx-Andenne (stop Mozet - Grottes de Goyet)
Cafe - Shop - Car parking - Cycle rack - Parking - Restaurant
Guide available/groups - German - EN - ES - FR - NL - Guide available/individuals