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Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure

RN 6, 89270 Arcy-sur-Cure, France
0033 386 81 90 63
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
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Frankfurt
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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117 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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Oxfordshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nearly peed my pants at the reviewer who took issue with the level of artistic merit in pro-magnon man's drawing skills. This is a great place. The caves are superb. It's 12 degrees C so you need a coat - but they have a whole bunch of spares you can borrow.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The caves were excellent and very interesting, however, the guide made all the difference;he was really lovely, translating everything into English for us when he didn't need to.

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Edinburgh
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The caves have some impressive rock formations. We went on a wet day when it seemed a good idea to be inside. I was keen to see the cave paintings but the size of the group made it difficult to see much which was a great pity as the little I could see was interesting. Also, as others have said,... More

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Arcy-sur-Cure
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

These are the third oldest caves in the world - with original paintings. Fascinating tour of the cave and you can get very close to the paintings. Easy walking for around an hour or so. A MUST when visiting the area. Guides are very helpful and learned.

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