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Le Mas-d'Azil
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Amazing drive through cave in the Ariege region

Driving from the village of Le Mas d'Azul, Google maps sent us on a side track up the hillside... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Relaxing day out

Lovely day out. There's a great cafe sitting outside the opening that we sat in for an hour or so... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2019
Elizabeth W
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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The Mas d'Azil cave, a true geological curiosity ! Its archaeological fame makes this one of the major sites of the Midi Pyrenees. The immensity of the cavities, the magical play of light and the very soul of the place are some of the aspects the...more
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D119, Avenue de la Grotte, 09290 Le Mas-d'Azil, France
+33 5 61 69 97 71
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from the village of Le Mas d'Azul, Google maps sent us on a side track up the hillside above the cave ... we had to do a U turn, and met another family with the same problem too. But once we came back down...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Lovely day out. There's a great cafe sitting outside the opening that we sat in for an hour or so in the sun. The cavern itself is quite impressive, and there also some really interesting glass blowing shops on the otherwise which are well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed August 21, 2019

Astonishingly large cavern you can drive through in the car! A walkway allows you to do this on foot as well and there is an interesting visitor centre with guided tours (most though are in French so read the leaflet they will give you in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Easy to find out times of visits with a dime click on the internet; you can even pre reserve a tour, so this should mean you don't miss out if it gets busy. The only English language visit seems to take place at 4:15pm every...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sian L
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

We didn't get to visit the cave or museum. Arrived at 10.45 for 11.15 tour but it was already full. Decided to see the museum instead but that is only open from 4.30pm to 6pm. Beware potential visitors, your cave tour ticket gives you entrance...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

We just happened to be staying nearby and couldn't believe this spectacle was so nearby. The village is beautiful too.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Impressive just to walk through. Not many guided tours in English. Worth a visit. Nice place for a picnic to north of cave

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce F
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

The sheer size and majesty of the place is what comes to mind at first, thinking about the age and the volume of water needed to cut this channel stretches the imagination. Its also a little disorienting coming from midday sunlight into the gloom of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

One of the locations on my drone break. The road goes through this natural wonder. Worth a visit. Nice to spend a little time here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GrahamGrape
Reviewed May 17, 2018

I don’t live far from here, so I have seen this many times. We always take visitors to see it and they are always astounded by the sheer size and beauty of this natural cave. I drive through the last time in a convertible car,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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