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A nice big hole in the ground

Impressive just to walk through. Not many guided tours in English. Worth a visit. Nice place for a... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Bruce F
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Perth, United Kingdom
Must see!

Fantastic experience. Had a tour and it really was beautiful. Located in a picturesque part of... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Leigh-Marisa C
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West End
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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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Ariege, 09290 Le Mas-d'Azil, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 11, 2014

A great educational experience but not one for the little ones and be aware that you are walking through caves so do not expect a nice even floor. The location is very dramatic but personally I felt it did not need the light and music...More

5  Thank KtMehers
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is a tourist trap. This cave has nothing to offer and this is why: 1-Most of the rooms inside, past the main entrance, have been dug with dynamite by some guy in the 40s who was desperately seeking for the burial site of the...More

6  Thank Kahina B
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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

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

Thank Chris S
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.

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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

1  Thank Carole C
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Had a tour and it really was beautiful. Located in a picturesque part of France. Really interesting and really beautiful would definitely recommend anyone going

Thank Leigh-Marisa C
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Park up then walk through cave to village, 1.5km away. Time visit for a Wed morning to take in the market. Ceramics shop just outside the cave is expensive for what it is. Walk around the town which has lovely half timbered houses, and a...More

Thank Bronwyn D
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We visited Grotte du Mas d'Azil recently, and despite not been very sure if to go into the grotte or pass by, we were pleased we had taken the tour and visit the site. The natural cave is huge!!, the tour was very informative, the...More

Thank Soniafm
Reviewed September 28, 2017

A drive-thru cave! We had the guided tour which was very interesting. The cave areas are enormous and were refuge for animals as well as humans who were fleeing religious persecution.

Thank Renate P
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is a tourist trap. This cave has nothing to offer and this is why: 1-Most of the rooms inside, past the main entrance, have been dug with dynamite by some guy in the 40s who was desperately seeking for the burial site of the...More

6  Thank Kahina B
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Not very often you experience the road ahead disappearing into a natural cavern! Inside there is a museum and tour of the cave used extensively by prehistoric people. Well worth a stop. Parking on the W. side.

Thank Gr_Taylor
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