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Address: 64310 Sare, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 59 54 21 88
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A very pleasant hour. Guided tour in French but with an English translation. Quite spacious. Good for me as I don't like enclosed spaces. Not a great deal to see and probably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
Mike P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

A very pleasant hour. Guided tour in French but with an English translation. Quite spacious. Good for me as I don't like enclosed spaces. Not a great deal to see and probably nothing unique but really most enjoyable

Thank Mike P
Rennes, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Nice place to visit but the tour is in French. English speakers are given a description in English which is not really adequate and you would need a torch to read it as the lights often dim.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

As one of many caves around the great limestone area of France, this cave system is yet another 'must see'. Imagine walking through the caves with the ghosts of prehistoric man and others stretching throughout the millennia until the latest Basque separatists! Ring beforehand and check that the lovely young English speaking guide is available. A must do!!

Thank finallyfreeSydney
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I wasn't overly impressed by the Grotte de Sare. The main cave is more like a large open cavern with no super special features. It's okay, but not mind blowing.

Thank aimoverseas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This are probably the best caves in the area much bigger and prehistorycally more interesting than Urdax or Zugarramurdi caves. The guide that showed us the place, Joanna, was friendly and knew what she was saying either in Euskera, French or Spanish. The visit starts with the showing of a short film depicting the area and history of these impressive... More 

Thank stendek
Deepest Kent
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a really interesting place but it has been poorly developed. Prior to entrance to the caves there is a bit of a museum but it is a bit 1950's. Also the plaster models of cavemen are really dumb, I've only seen this sort of kitsch in Cuba before. There a megalithic stones there as well but I'm uncertain... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Les Grottes de Sare are interesting to visit. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. However, the tour is dependent on automatic presentations, which cannot be controlled by the guide. This means we were often rushed from one point to another. The lights in the cave turn off as you go along, and more than once we were in the dark,... More 

Thank Elisabeth H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

What it lacks in quality it makes up for it in quantity. Having said that some may find this cave beautiful as it does have some interesting rock formations. There aren't any sparkling stalagmites or stalactites here however the cave is massive and you get to walk far into it and see all the lit up areas deep inside. The... More 

Thank ray r
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

I visited the Grottes today. The guide was French but her English was excellent. She provided us with a handout in English but also gave us extra information and answered any questions we had. The tour lasted for 45 minutes and was very interesting. There aren't any stalactites or stalactites because of the clay but the height and formation of... More 

Thank Heather G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great visit to a massive limestone cave tastefully kept natural with the help of a sound and light show. Nice drive also. Go and visit!

Thank MiDziE

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