What is it you do?
"The Hotton cave system is a geological wonder, a jewel in the crown of the Belgian Ardennes. A descent of 65 metres below ground brings you to the underground river, from which you return to the surface by means of a 30-metre climb on foot to the lift that takes you the rest of the way. Along the way, admire the extraordinary variety of shapes and colours of the rock formations throughout the caves."
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
"A cave system in a Geopark? How could you miss the connection? For us, it would be a splendid recognition of how the to present a geological site to the public."
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
"We are always looking for ways to do better, but we keep our energy consumption down, we use LED lighting in the caves, we keep the use of plastics to a minimum on site and we have a wastewater treatment system."
Maryève Quinet, Grottes de Hottonmanager
Chemin du Spéléo Club, 1
084 46 60 46