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Good value and family friendly. Nice history of the location.

We went to the caves in August, but it happened to be a rainy day, which added to the experience... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Peggy R
Great for the kids - excellent guide - definitely worth a look

The caves are in a lovely rural setting. The entry fee is very reasonable. True, the style is a bit... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
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These limestone caves have developed over 25 million years, building up a host of stalactites, stalagmites and limestone tapestries of an incomparable richness. The Lastournelle Cave was discovered in 1878 when a well was drilled. Farmers living on...more
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cooler day late afternoon and had an entertaining tour of around 45 minutes hosted by Hugo. He was extremely well organised splitting English and non English speaking into groups and working amongst us equally to ensure we got all of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lastournelle, Propriétaire at Grotte de Lastournelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed the cave, the price and the tour with Hugo (I tell him, he will be very happy to know it). The guide tried as often as they can to translate in english the visit, if they cannot do it they give...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of 5 (10, 6 & 2) The cave is smaller in comparison to a lot in France, but this is one of the nicest ones we have been too. The children loved it. Lovely touch to give the children torches. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lastournelle, Propriétaire at Grotte de Lastournelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed the visit and the play area. I'm the owner of this cave, my grandfather found an entrance in 1955 and opened to the public 2 years later. It's a "family caves" and for me it's important that all the families pass...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

We went to the caves in August, but it happened to be a rainy day, which added to the experience. It's not a large cave by any means. But we needed something close to Agen (25 minutes) and everything else was 2 hours away. All...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peggy R
Lastournelle, Propriétaire at Grotte de Lastournelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed the visit with the flaslight.The visit with the cave swicht off and the visit with the cave switch on are very differents because the attention i'ts not in the same things and it's not the same atmosphere. When it's rainy day,...More

Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The caves are in a lovely rural setting. The entry fee is very reasonable. True, the style is a bit rustic and the caves are not huge but it still takes 45 mins to tour, there are some beautiful and impressive formations and the guide...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Interesting place to visit though as the other reviews state it is quite a low-key operation. Our guide didn't speak English but that didn't really matter as it was fine just wandering along and explaining to our three and five year old as we went....More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Lastournelle, Propriétaire at Grotte de Lastournelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2015

We were very happy to read you enjoyed the lamplight visit - an original way of exploring the underground caves which provides an element of adventure which works especially well for children. We are very fortunate to be able to provide a visit in cave...More

Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Charmingly bizarre French attraction, only cave I have seen with a replica of the French space rocket Arianne outside! Slightly makeshift feel to the place but quite charming. Have to say one of the smaller caves I have been to in France but the guide...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

This visit was a very pleasant surprise. Much better than we expected given the fact that it is a very 'low key' attraction. Our guide spoke good English and we were shown around in a very small group of 4 adults and 2 children which...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Whilst these aren't the most extensive, or "high-tech" (for want of a better phrase) caves, they are still a very interesting way to spend a morning/afternoon in the area. We were very impressed by our guide - they have no prior warning of what nationalities...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

wasn't huge and it was pretty much like any other cave we have visited but my boys loved it and it was a cool place on a hot day

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Fiona C
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We visited the caves and would recommend this, but don't think too much of it. You make a tour with a guide, ours unfortunately only did this in French, so half the group had trouble understanding. The caves are cool / cold which is nice...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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