Explore the hidden underground. – Grotte de L’ Observatoire (GC2HC3E) – Geocache of the Week

The main room of the cave. Photo by geocacher irisisleuk

The main room of the cave. Photo by geocacher irisisleuk

Geocache Name:

Grotte de L’ Observatoire (GC2HC3E)

 

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1/2

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Monaco is known for being a playground for the rich and famous. During a stroll through the city, you’re bound to see incredible yachts, fancy sports cars and maybe even a movie star or two. But there’s more to Monaco than just luxury and relaxation. Just outside the city lies an amazing cave system. Many people visiting the area may not ever know it’s there, but geocachers do. The EarthCache at this location has introduced travelers to another aspect of Monaco that they won’t soon forget.

 

What geocachers are saying:

“WOW!! I planned to try earthcaches while I was on holidays but didn’t look too much in to the details involved. We got lost trying to find this (lack of planning on my side), but it was so worth it when we got there! I was amazed at the whole experience. Thanks so much for this earthcache, my favourite so far and therefore very worthy of a favourite point!” – sarahmur

“Short stop in Monaco. What a marvelous little city with great architecture and lovely boats. I loved it and found a lot of secret places on my hunt once around the harbour and race track.” – Lemmer

“This definitely was a highlight in our short visit to Monaco. First the very nice exotic garden with lots of big plants and beautiful views on the city and the sea, and afterward the many interesting sights inside the grotto. Thanks a lot for this Earth Cache.” – Jan_Peter

 

What the Geocache owner, eisenstaedter, has to say:

“I was on holiday in Monaco and I visited this this great place. Not only the cave, but the Exotic Garden and the view to Monaco Ville is worth to see. My first idea was: Here had to be a cache. And the cache gave my the inspiration to place an Earthcache. By chance, we planned to see the Exotic Garden, then we dicovered the Grotte de L’Observatoire.

…I placed two other “Cave-Earthcaches”, because I think people like them ;). Grotte Gigante (GC3YQ2N) and Eishöhle auf der Rax (GC3BRA1). Thank you for your positive logs and favorite points, this gives me a lot of motivation to seek other interesting points and places.”

 

Photos:

 

Formations inside the cave. Photo by geocacher FTACH

Formations inside the cave. Photo by geocacher FTACH

Stalactites and stalagmites.   Photo by geocacher ohjoy!

Stalactites and stalagmites. Photo by geocacher ohjoy!

The caves from the outside. Photo by geocacher Organisator

The caves from the outside. Photo by geocacher Organisator

What city secrets have your discovered through geocaching? Tell us and post photos in the comments.

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