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Niaux Caves

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Address: Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)5 61 05 10 10
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Prehistoric murals are not so numerous as at Lascaux but man, are these gorgeous. The ride to the cave is beautiful and the entrance quite dramatic. Beautiful, a can't miss type... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prehistoric murals are not so numerous as at Lascaux but man, are these gorgeous. The ride to the cave is beautiful and the entrance quite dramatic. Beautiful, a can't miss type of visit.

2 Thank Chris-From-MD
Antwerp, Belgium
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

this cave is interesting because they found a lot of artifacts in this cave. The boutique is very touristic.

Thank JenkeGoffa
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The grotte de niaux is one of the most incredible things we've experienced. We took our 8 & 12-year-old sons with us in the middle of winter, and we were the only people on the tour. It was mind-blowingly beautiful within the cave and the prehistoric drawings knocked our socks off. What a remarkable sight. We all feel very privileged... More 

4 Thank JBfromVT
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Words cannot do it justice. This has to be experienced in person! To view these paintings is breath taking. Absolutely amazing!

Thank Anyalyn
Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Tarascon earlier this year at the wonderful Hotel Confort. The owners told us about the caves and how wonderful they are so we just had to come back. It is imperative that you make a reservation. The 1.30pm tour is the only English speaking tour and today's tour was fully booked. Several families were turned away disappointed,... More 

3 Thank Judith B
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We travelled for 23 days in northern Spain and southern France. We saw many amazing sights with the Niaux Caves the best of the best. We booked our tickets for the English tour (one weekly) three months prior to our arrival and recommend that you do so as well. You are provided with your own large flashlight and directed what... More 

2 Thank LMAKCalgary
Saratoga Springs NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was an hour and a half from our rental in Caunes but well worth the drive. We walked over a quarter of a mile over uneven ground, into the mountain. We had flashlights which were necessary to see your footing and at times had to deal with some openings not easily traversed. However, the whole experience was well worth... More 

2 Thank 22man
Maryland, USA
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

When I read one review, specifying that if you were over 60 and/or not in great shape, you shouldn't undertake this cave, I decided not to go. I am well over 60, not in great shape, with a terrible sense of balance. However, my husband and cousin persuaded me to come along with them. I confess that I'm glad they... More 

2 Thank Annielp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fantastic tour by a well educated guide. The Niaux Caves are set in a stunning valley and are an incredible start in exploring prehistoric sites. The Salon Noir answers some questions but leaves you hungry for more answers... a good hungry.

1 Thank Mike H
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The caves are beautiful. The guide we had was really friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the money. Looking at the artwork I felt a connection to our ancestors who drew them thousands of years before. It boggles the mind actually going into the cave as you realise how far the prehistoric people had to navigate before drawing their art, which... More 

2 Thank Willtraveller5

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