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Genuine cave with small paintings

The cave paintings are small but authentic. The stalactites and stalagmites are very impressive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
juliethetraveller123
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Authentic cave experience

This is off the beaten track a little bit, but well worth setting aside the time if you are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie1SB
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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La Grotte de Villars, 24530 Villars, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave paintings are small but authentic. The stalactites and stalagmites are very impressive, presented well with lights and music. The guide speaks mostly in French and then provides a summary in English, really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Laminated sheets in English are very brief to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole place is over rated and over painted in typical French fashion not much of the original are remains, its all been over painted.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is off the beaten track a little bit, but well worth setting aside the time if you are anywhere near Brantôme, Nontron, Mareuil etc. The park outside is well set up to amuse and educate smaller children and pre-teens. We loved the replica Stone...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extended family of 8 had wonderful time. Half of our party had their mouths open most of the time in wonder.

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

I've never seen anything quite like these caves - quite stunning! The tour was given in French but the guide then did her best to briefly explain to us in English - enough to understand and she did a great job. I would agree that...More

Thank Kris C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The grottes and gardens are well worth a visit the tour was informative and the grottes themselves are worth xisiting the food there is reasonably priced and well worth having the quiche was divine they spoke englisg as well as french and other languages would...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Well it started so well with the enthusiastic tour guide explaining what to expect including the fantastic light and sound show and then we descend the staircase and that's when it fell apart! The tour guide speech was swamped by noisy children-too young to be...More

Thank Highdeffood
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The formations in this case are superb and superbly presented by the lighting and the gorgeous guide whose English was great. The variety of stalactites is amazing and their delicacy beautiful. The case also has ancient cave paintings, which are well preserved. The spaces are...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The tour we were sent on was over crowded, the guide really new her stuff but the fact we had to wait ages whist each area was explained at least 3 times meant I could not wait to get out of there. Surely smaller groups...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Get there early to avoid crowds. Caves are magnificent and well worth a visit. It was a very informative visit.

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79linda2015
May 24, 2016|
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Response from Paul E | Reviewed this property |
Give it a miss, waste of time.
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Sanantha
August 23, 2015|
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Response from Joyce F | Reviewed this property |
No it is not suitable for pushchairs in the caves but the garden and shop and cafe are suitable for pushchairs. Inside the caves, the paths are quite narrow so it would be advisable to carry your child if possible.
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