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Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure

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Address: RN 6, 89270 Arcy-sur-Cure, France
Phone Number: 0033 386 81 90 63
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You have to take a guided tour which lasts about one hour to visit this cave. Our guide was excellent. He spoke with authority and humour and shared his viewpoints. The cave is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Romanel, Switzerland
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Romanel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You have to take a guided tour which lasts about one hour to visit this cave. Our guide was excellent. He spoke with authority and humour and shared his viewpoints. The cave is astounding with prehistoric paintings that date back about 28,000 years (if I remember correctly). Well worth the visit.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We paid our 8 Euro each to go in and then read the pamphlet they gave us. It made it sound as if there would be no prehistoric cave painting to be viewed. Wrong. At the end of the walkable cave there is a herd of animals waiting for you. I have been in four caves, the real cave not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A must see. The caves stalagmite formations are wonderful. The highlight of the tour was the cave paintings. I will never forget it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fantastic 1 1/2 hour tour with guide inside the cave to where the wall paintings are. Excellent commentary

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Frankfurt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Definitely a must-see in Burgundy. You can come really close to the ancient paintings, which is really impressive. Only to be visited on a guided tour, the tours in French start every hour. If you would like to have a guide speaking another language you should check in advance.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

When you compare pictures from the cave available online and the present look of the cave you come to a conclusion that something's wrong with The paintings inside. The cave is very dark and most of its beauty is very poorly exposed. You get info in English but it's difficult to read it in the darkness (and the French guide,... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fascinating cave with prehistoric paintings of mammoths and other animals, and impressive stalagmites and stalactites. We were promised a tour in English, but the guide presented mainly in French, with only a couple of short sentences in English – we surely missed lots of detail. Fortunately, about halfway through our tour an English-only group caught up with us, and we... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We came there and it was closed. Seems like are closed from 12 pm to 2 pm. Usually attractions do not close down during their lunch but make note that this one does. The employees were inside but not conducting tours during these hours. We actually waited for an hour and then decided to leave because the tours given are... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We took the cave tour off season so there were only six of us on the tour. My French wasn't good enough to keep up with the tour guide but there was a helpful sheet in English describing all the rooms (hint: read it beforehand and as it is too dark inside the cave to read) and the patter seemed... More 

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Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were driving down to the south of France, and we'd pre-planned to visit the Grottes D'Arcy. We arrived on an incredibly hot day, around 38C!! Phew! The prospect of cool caves was certainly an incentive to visit. We parked up first and had a little picnic before walking to the entrance building. We paid, and sat and waited for... More 

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Address: RN 6, 89270 Arcy-sur-Cure, France
Phone Number: 0033 386 81 90 63
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Yonne  >  Arcy-sur-Cure

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