Les Grottes de Sare
Les Grottes de Sare
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An original approach to the underground world ! In CAVES of SARE, visitors will hear in the depths of the earth, the echo of a human adventure that lasts for thousands of years! At the heart of a remarkable natural and historic territory, a particular emotion emerges... Feel this link that has always united us with nature, this relationship through which our beliefs and our cultures have emerged. The visit to the caves of Sare pays tribute to the famous anthropologist JM de BARANDIARAN who studied and transcribed this relationship between mythology and sites. At the caves of Sare, The tour is rythmed thanks to light and sound effects, open to everybody, young and old people. It lasts 1 hour and focuses on 4 themes : the geology of the cave, prehistory, Basque people’s origin and their Mythology. The megalithic park allow you to freely complete the tour. A Bar area is open year-round and fast food is offered in summer.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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EliMal
Lund, Sweden269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
It was a nice walk with the english guide. The mile are big and it was never scary and narrow.

The children, 5 and 8 years old, loved it and the adults found it very interesting.
Written July 12, 2014
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sell2kilo
49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Good experience with family - no waiting time at entrance. Tour only in French. Fair prices at restaurant.
Written July 26, 2019
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Anjsimone
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Well worth a trip, the way the strategically placed lights are turned on and off to illuminate the highlights of the cave and conserve it's structure is a lovely experience. We said a few 'wows' on the way round with one or two awe inspiring sights.
Have awarded 4 stars because despite the woman on the ticket desk saying that the guide would translate in English as she went around, she didn't speak a word of anything but French. The A4 sheets we were given were translations of the recorded voice throughout, but the guide was obviously giving out much more information which would've been really useful to hear. We picked up bits from our basic French knowledge here and there.
If they don't want to speak the translation, that's fine, but please give out more detailed sheets.
Strange how the cafe stopped serving at 3 even though there were still visitors walking round.
Gift shop - was expecting some interesting books/ items related to the caves and prehistoric times, but it looked like it was all cheap tourist tat to do with Basque country.
Written July 7, 2019
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Hello, Thank you very much. See you later. François POUYET
Written July 8, 2019
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Rose
Ace, TX11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The leaflets and signages in English are not adequate. It is a very cold place that needs double jacketed visitors.
Written November 22, 2023
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Bonjour, merci pour votre visite et votre retour. Nous avons un système d'audio guide qui est téléchargeable sur votre téléphone pour avoir l'intégralité du contenu en anglais. L'information n'est certainement pas assez bien indiqué, nous allons y travailler. En revanche, nous sommes sur un site naturel extérieur, nous ne pouvons rien faire sur la météo. Cordialement, Fabrice IPARAGUIRRE
Written November 27, 2023
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Brenda D
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Brilliant cave tour. Our guide Charlotte was fantastic giving the tour in french and English. Very informative and interesting. Huge cave system with bats and interesting formations. Cafe on site. Ample parking and a gift shop. We went on a wet day as there was little else to do a d it was a great day out. Tour takes about an hour and is great value. We paid 33 euro for 3 adults and a teen. Would recommend.
Written June 13, 2018
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Hello Thank you very much. François POUYET
Written July 7, 2018
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Ben R
Hedge End, UK194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
We visited as a family having been to the caves at Lascaux last year. This cave is on a smaller scale and not as developed in its infrastructure. The guided tour is all in French but you do get a translation sheet in English which is adequate. The tour moved quite quickly and as you pass the different stages the lights are faded out so we did feel a little rushed at times when we would have liked to take pictures or study a particular feature for longer. Overall it was a very interesting location but not as much of a wow factor for younger visitors.
Written June 3, 2018
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Cyril F
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
we visited this cave with my gf and it was a great moment. you are with a guide and the tour is done in 45min-1h, you got a reconstitution, museum and the cave visit. The guide was very nice too ! An advice go there early the morning at the opening hour or for the last visit around 7pm while summer, check online the schedule, we were there for the last visit and we were 8, was perfect the guide can take the time for all your questions, she told us they can got 40-50 peoples for a visit while the daytime. Trust me you won't do that with so many people ;) Enjoy
Written August 23, 2017
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finallyfreeSydney
Edgecliff, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
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!!
Written July 27, 2016
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bedsettee
Canterbury, UK111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
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 whether they are replicas (in stone) or have been moved from their original locations (which is a bit of a desecration). the caves are just that caves, one is impressive with stalactites and stalagmites but be aware, it will be cold and damp so take a jumper.
Written July 6, 2016
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bridget5ireland
ireland73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
I had never heard of them and so was amazed at the size and extent of the caves. The Guide Leira was a great girl who gave history of the caves and had a wonderful understanding and knowledge of the area and the Basque culture and it's origins. The caves are very safe and it is a trip suited for all ages. The guide was very considerate of us as the only English speaking on the trip and have us a summary in English what she was saying. Lovely gift shop and tea room / bar. Good parking and accessible toilets!
Written August 8, 2014
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