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Petit Futé's opinion on GROTTES DE SARE

Plate millesim 2022

Thethird most visited site in the Basque Country, the Sare caves offer a guided tour with sound and light, with several themes: a fascinating and atypical geology, the temporary occupation of the cave by man without forgetting a part of our history through mythology, but also an approach to the origins of the Basque people, its traditions and its landscapes. This visit has been designed according to the works and writings of J.-M. de Barandiaran, one of the greatest anthropologists of his time.

45 minutes to 1 hour guided tour. The guide will provide you with additional information along a fully equipped and safe route. To the rhythm of the "txalaparta", you will admire the extraordinary work of the water for millions of years. You will observe one of the largest porches in the Basque Country and wander through the galleries to discover meanders, tubes, gours and other concretions, not forgetting the prehistoric habitat site where man lived temporarily over 20,000 years ago. A visit adapted for young and old!

Accessible in part to PRM. Visit in Basque, Spanish or English...

A protected area: in collaboration with the CEN Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Conservatoire d'Espaces Naturels) and the GCA (Groupe Chiroptères Aquitaine), the commune of Sare and the caves of Sare have signed a partnership with these institutions in order to better understand and conserve the natural heritage of the caves of Sare and its surroundings. The Caves of Sare are now part of Natura 2000, a protected area for its fauna and flora, some of which are endemic species. Inside the cave, the bat, the only flying mammal, is watching us! Several species are regularly monitored (counts), as some are highly endangered. The caves of Sare are considered as a place of international interest for their protection.

Megalithic Park and Site Museum: before or after the visit to the caves, 2 free visits are offered, that of the Megalithic Park built by Dr. Blot, a true reconstruction of the various monuments erected by man during the protohistoric period (2,800 years BC) and the museum which presents the occupation of the cave by man from prehistoric times to the present day. Children will find an area devoted to bats.

New: reservations are strongly recommended (during school holidays and public holidays) on the internet (Caves website) or in the tourist offices of the Basque Country. Each visit is limited by a number of people.

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Information on GROTTES DE SARE

From 8 February to 31 March and from 3 November to 2 January 2022, open Monday to Friday from 2 to 5 pm*, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm*. April, May, June, July, August, September: daily from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm*. From October 1st to November 2nd included: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm*, continuous daytime. Closed on December 25th and January 1st. *Departure time of the last visit. Can be modified according to the course of the day. Adult: 9 €. Children (from 5 to 13 years old): 5 €. Teenagers (14 to 17 years old included) and students (on compulsory presentation of the card): 7.50 €. Handicapped person: 5,50 € (part of the visit can be done, please ask beforehand by phone). Groups of 15 people or more (reservation required): see prices and conditions on: https://www.grottesdesare.fr/horaire_tarif.php. The site is designed to be accessible to the greatest number of people. Information on: https://www.grottesdesare.fr/accessibilité.html. Inside the cave, are not accepted : animals, pushchairs, photo/video shooting. CB. Cheques. Local currency Eusko. On site: bar, restaurant in summer, shop, 3 car parks, picnic area, departures of hiking trails. The conditions of visit and access to the site may be modified according to the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Services offered by GROTTES DE SARE

  • Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
  • Motards

Additional information

SANITARY PASS

For any reservation made from August 18, 2021, a Health Pass will be required, namely:

- A negative test (PCR or antigenic of less than 72 hours);

- or a complete vaccination certification (2 vaccines + 7 days);

- or a certificate of recovery of Covid-19.

A member of our team will be responsible for controlling your Passes at the entrance of the site.

Thank you for your understanding.

More info on : https://www.grottesdesare.fr/

Owner's Message GROTTES DE SARE

"The caves of Sare where prehistory, tradition and legend meet..."


A one-hour guided tour, along an arranged route, where you will discover the fascinating and atypical geology of the cavity before tackling the origins and mythology of the Basque people. Cross the impressive entrance porch before going up the great meander towards the prehistoric habitat site


After this guided tour, you will visit the site museum which retraces man's occupation from prehistory to the present day before walking through the megalithic park to discover the dolmens, menhirs and other monuments. A site open all year round except in January

For more information : tel 05 59 54 21 88

Website : www.grottesdesare.fr

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Members' reviews on GROTTES DE SARE

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fute_26312
4/5
Visited in august 2019
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Calme et reposant
Un site naturel qui vaut le détour dans l'arrière-pays basque avec de belles grottes éclairées et un parc commenté et bien aménagé. Les guides ont un très bon niveau et les visites sont agréables.
Denis Lavauzelle
4/5
Visited in october 2019
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Grottes de Sare
Visite confortable et très bien documentée. A compléter par les grottes voisines de Zugarramurdi puis d'Urdax, en Espagne, pour une vision d'ensemble de ce réseau souterrain...
remifute
4/5
Visited in october 2018
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Grottes de Sare
Site naturel magnifique à découvrir.
Personnel très sympathique et animations ludiques pour les enfants.
baud8
3/5
Visited in august 2017
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La visite de la grotte est intéressante. La guide connaît beaucoup de choses et nous permet d'en apprendre sur les chauves-souris et l'histoire basque. Je déconseille cependant la visite en été à cause du monde.
suzutaz
4/5
Visited in june 2017
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visite très intéressante,très bons commentaires du guide avec détails et explication diverses,a découvrir
Gabrielle_53
5/5
Visited in august 2015
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J'ai adoré ce lieu chargé d'histoires depuis le début de sa formation il y a des millions d'années. Une visite guidée est de bonne qualité et des éclairages suffisants pour permettre une progression sécurisée, l'intérieur de la grotte est impressionnant. Des tarifs abordables même en famille, parking petit, un parc et un musée sont accessibles même sans billet.
delphinius33
5/5
Visited in july 2015
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une grotte dans un havre de paix,ecoutez ce silence,la guide qui nous y a fait rentrées trés competente,elle nous a expliqué les differentes utilisations de cette grotte qui a eu des visiteurs prestigueux comme eugenie bonaparte
clemencebrad
4/5
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Une visite originale, grâce aux sons et lumières, nous permettant de découvrir l'histoire de la grotte et de la région. Le petit parc à côté de la grotte, le restaurant (où les prix sont très raisonnables) et le service rapide, conviennent parfaitement aux enfants, même en bas âge. Une bonne sortie à faire en famille !
ov4225
4/5
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Dans les pas de plusieurs centaines de générations de visiteurs, vous découvrirez une grotte à plusieurs étages dans lesquelles vous rencontrerez peut-être un Luminak ou autres créatures légendaires. Mais attention, la beauté et le biotope de l'endroit doivent être préservés. Certes, la grotte ne sert plus de refuge aux familles persécutées par carlistes ou autres troupes napoléoniennes, Toutefois, y vivent à l'abri de l'ignorance des hommes de nombreux couples de chauve-souris à ne déranger sous aucun prétexte durant l'été.
antistivell
4/5
Une visite guidée très enrichissante, adaptée aux parents et aux plus jeunes! Une parcours très aménagé, sans risque. Une visite de grotte atypique! A voir sans hésiter.

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