The Cave of Han

Experience the mysteries of the subterranean world

A century-old tram will take you to the entrance of one of the most beautiful caves in Europe. With entirely new lighting the galleries are revealed as more and more impressive, more and more enchanting. From the gigantic Hall of the Dome to the Hall of the Draperies with its magic reflections, you will experience the most unforgettable trip in time.

The Cave of Han, which is exceptional in the beauty of its concretions and the immensity of its galleries, sculpted by the river Lesse which passes through it from one side to the other, has received almost 30 million visitors in over 250 years. It richly deserves its three stars in the Michelin Green Guide.

Grotte - salle Renard

New LED lighting!

Among its many challenges, the Domain of the Caves of Han wishes to bring more value to their caves, through a new lighting, more beautiful and more respectful of the environment.

In 2018, the Cave lightens up in a whole new way, with a completely new LED lighting. The natural color of the Cave is now much more visible and the concretions (speleothems) reveal themselves in their full splendor.

A more thoughtful and more eco-friendly device.

This new lighting brings out the natural color of the cave and concretions reveal their beauty. LED consumes, approximately, ten times less than conventional incandescent lamps. In addition, these bulbs have a significantly greater longevity and do not heat up. This last point may limit the development of mosses and algae inside the cave.

The challenge was huge but exciting, but the first feedbacks of the guides and visitors are very positive!

Find out more

  • Your tour

    Your tour

    Accompanied by a guide, set off to discover this mysterious network which has not yet given up all its secrets.

  • New sound and light show: Origin

    New sound and light show: Origin

    Discover the new immersive sound and light show, using innovative video-mapping and laser technology to plunge you into a succession of magical realms evoking the origins of the world and the Cave’s creation.

  • PrehistoHan, included in your visit

    PrehistoHan, included in your visit

    An interactive museum which takes you to the heart of the prehistory of the Caves. Included in your ticket to the "Cave" or in your "PassHan".

  • Practical tips

    Practical tips

    Are you planning an exploration of the Cave of Han but you don't know how to arrange it? For practical tips, click here!

  • The Cave of Lorette - Rochefort*

    The Cave of Lorette - Rochefort*

    Less well known than its big sister and yet worth a visit, the Cave of Lorette situated at Rochefort has the specifity of being “vertical” unlike the Cave of Han, which is very much “horizontal”.