Offres scolaires

 Guided visit to the Cité de Pierres by miniature train

Follow the tracks of the explorer Edouard-Alfred Martel, this guided visit by miniature train includes a professional guide who will reveal the history of this ruiniform chaos in the heart if the Grands Causses regional natural park. The itinerary takes you through this real city of stones (Cité des Pierres) as it gradually reveals the secrets of this unique natural and cultural heritage site. During the visit you will learn about concepts associated with geology, biodiversity, history and archaeology.


  • Duration: 1 hour,
  • Suitable for 5th year students

 Guided walking tour of the Cité de Pierres

Set off to explore the Cité de Pierres with a keen and dedicated guide. The visit will include the 7 keys of discovery to the ‘Cité’, depending on the season: geology, panoramic views, giant rock formations, traces of life, the Martel adventure and legends. The Cité de Pierres is a geological site in which you can discover Europe’s largest chaos, the “Montpellier-le-Vieux Chaos”.


  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Suitable for (upper and lower) 6th year students

 Open visit to the Cité de Pierres on foot

Walking access to the Cité de Pierres, a world of Giant Rock formations; a geological site in which you can discover Europe’s largest chaos, the “Montpellier-le-Vieux Chaos”, you will be able to follow 6 different signposted walking trails with heritage information boards and orientation tables. This is an ideal chance to explore this natural site at your own pace, through its panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, its geology, wildlife, human occupation since Neolithic times and the exploration works of Edouard-Alfred Martel.


  • Duration: 1 to 4 hours
  • Suitable for (upper and lower) 6th year students

 On-site services

  • Picnic areas
  • Playground
  • Free parking
  • Gift and book shop
  • Drinking water fountains (on the car-park and near to the picnic areas)
  • Toilets


Worth knowing

Remember to bring hiking or sports shoes, hats, water bottles and sun cream.

The Cité de Pierres is a committed cultural partner of the Pass Culture program and is included in the Adage database (Application dedicated to generalising artistic and cultural education).

The “collective” part allows teachers to finance EAC (Artistic and Cultural Education) activities for their classes and students. This part applies to 1st to 6th year students from state and contracted private secondary schools.

Group contact (year round information and reservations): and 05 65 60 66 30