• Cave

Lamartine Grotto, the secret meeting-place for lovers

"O time, suspend your flight! and you, blessed hours,
Suspend your swift passage.
Allow us to savor the fleeting delights,
Of our most happy days!..."

It is said that Alphonse de Lamartine wrote this famous poem in this grotto

Cave Lamartine Grotto, the secret meeting-place for lovers Bourdeau

About

Bourdeau (73370)
Not allowed to be visited

He spent many hours in this cave with Julie Charles, before writing the poem 'Le Lac', where he pays homage to the memories of his idyll and the beauty of this wild place.

The cave can easily be seen by boat on the lake, not far from the Petit Port de Bourdeau. A little piece of beach can be made out just before the entrance to the cave.

Reception

Languages spoken : French

Opening

All year round.
Monday to Sunday: midnight - 11:59pm.

Access

73370 Bourdeau
Information update on 28/01/2021 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes