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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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There are quite a few caves here with ancient drawings, if your a walker here is some of the most beautiful scenery, walk between the little villages along the river, it's not too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There are quite a few caves here with ancient drawings, if your a walker here is some of the most beautiful scenery, walk between the little villages along the river, it's not too far and relatively flat. July was quite hot and August will be even hotter with most of France going on holidays, so pick spring and autumn for... More 

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The residents of the area have known about these caves for hundreds of years. People paid to see the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. It was only in the late 20th century that the prehistoric paintings were uncovered, paintings of mammoths, caribou, bears and more. The other caverns in France where cave paintings have been discovered are closed to the public.... More 

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Wakefield, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and learned lots, during my visit to les Grottoes d'Arcy-sur-Cure. There is a relaxed charm about the place, from the entrance gathering terrace to the pleasantly low key and informative tour. It's a privilege to have access to this ancient site and marvel at ingenuity in access, ritual processes and exemplar figurative art. The site... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The chance to see this amazing site should not be missed. Easy accessibility makes this very attractive, but for those who don't speak french it could be a slight disappointment. (hence the 4 stars instead of 5) We loved it, and it was a highlight of our vacation.

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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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Additional Information about Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure

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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