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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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Fabulous caves

Wonderfull experience - like walking througha forgotten world. Loads to see and very French. Great posters too. Well worth going.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Rye, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited this place after a recommendation and the caves are very pretty although as I don't speak very good French, it was impossible to understand the tour guide. As a result, the only information we gained was from the pamphlet, which was informative, but not quite the same. I've been to similar caves in South Africa and although this... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Wonderfull experience - like walking througha forgotten world. Loads to see and very French. Great posters too. Well worth going.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We visited the site at the end of September 2015 and were full of anticipation. The woman at the kiosk, who spoke English, was very knowledgeable and informative. Our tour consisted of four persons, all understood English, but not French. The older male guide spoke only in French and appeared totally uninterested and patronizing, simply going through the motions with... More 

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Auxerre, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Tucked away in deepest Burgundy just off the main road from Auxerre to Avallon and very close to the sleepy village of Arcy sur Cure are the Grottes d'Arcy sur Cure. Actually I live in Arcy and like anything close by it took me a long time to get to visit them. When one thinks 'underground' one tends to reserve... More 

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Sydney
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were very lucky to be the only family to be on the site when the mid-morning tour (11:30am) started and effectively got our own private viewing. Usually the tours are conducted in French, but as we were the only ones there, our wonderful guide said that she would give us the tour in English which was very appreciated. The... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The site itself is stunning but we felt that the guiding was very poor. There were too many people in the group so we couldn't see properly; the guide spoke very strangely accented French and we couldn't hear him properly because of the acoustics of the caves; he took the group round at a pace which felt rushed given the... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Underestimated! Very interesting caves with drawings. Good explanation. Very important for our history and science.

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

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
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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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