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“Fabulous underground adventure”

Grottes de Betharram
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Hallormsstadur, Iceland
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous underground adventure”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I have always dreamt of going into these old French caves. This was my first time experience of that along with my family (wife and daugthers 11&13). But what an adventure! To walk down into the caves with a brilliant guide was something that we will never forget. Incredible creatures of natural dropstones millions of years of age were lighted up and we just kept on going deeper and deeper, to the centre of earth. The guide was of course important part of the tour and eventhough he spoke French we did almost get every word. And in the end a short boat trip and then a fast train taking you out under blue sky again was a perfect end. The one century old buildings and style in everything gives an extra value reminding us that tourists are not just a 21st century thing.

Visited October 2012
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Viella
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Timeless”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very interesting guided tour. We didn't have to wait very long, but imagine the queues can be huge in the summer. Tour groups can almost cross over so you sometime here both commentaries at the same time which can be distracting. Loved the underground boat and train ride back to the base.

Visited September 2012
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A real treasure”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Visited the Grotte de Betharam mid September and loved it. Was a little hard to find but once there it was fine. The tour was good and very interesting in the cool cavern. Its a magical place and well worth the visit. The tour ends at the café where a coffee rounds off the visit perfectly. There is a small souvenir stand too. Overall out of 10 I would give it 9.5.

Visited September 2012
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Grantham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Something for a Rainy Day”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

A very well laid out visit to the underground caversn. Well expalined and different types of transport and guides made a family trip very good

Visited September 2011
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Pau, France
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cave Train”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

The caves were quite spectacular in places but the 'boat trip' was a bit disappointing as it was no more than a moving platform across a flooded cave. There are a lot of steps and long tunnels which some elderly visitors found difficult. The final ride out on the mini-train was a unique experience and made up for the boat trip.

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