The CAVES of SARE

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Disable access
  • Eusko Local currency of the Basque Country
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • English
    • An original approach to the underground world !

      In CAVES of SARE, visitors will hear in the depths of the earth, the echo of a human adventure that lasts for thousands of years!

      At the heart of a remarkable natural and historic territory, a particular emotion emerges ... Feel this link that has always united us with nature, this relationship through which our beliefs and our cultures have emerged. The visit to the caves of Sare pays tribute to the famous anthropologist JM de BARANDIARAN who studied and transcribed this relationship between mythology and sites.

      At the caves of Sare, The tour is rythmed thanks to light and sound effects, open to everybody, young and old people. It lasts 1 hour and focuses on 4 themes : the geology of the cave, prehistory, Basque people’s origin and their Mythology.
      The site museum and the megalithic park allow you to freely complete the tour.

      A Bar area is open year-round.

      Then extend the exploration of our territory by embarking on hiking trails from the GROTTES of SARE to discover the Navarrese villages.

      2020 timetable:

      • February, March, November, December, January 2021 (until 03): Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm* and Saturday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm*
      • April, May, June, July, August and September: 10am to 6pm*
      • October: 10am to 5pm*
      * Reservations are made online on our website or from the tourist offices in the Basque Country and the department 64. Please arrive 30 minutes before your visiting time.

      Closed on December 25 and January 1, 2021.
      The annual closing is scheduled for January 03, 2021 in the evening.

      2020 prices for individuals:
      • Adult: € 9
      • Child (5 to 13 years old): € 5
      • Teenager (14 - 17 years old) / Student: € 7.50
      • Family Pass: € 28 (2 adults and 3 children)

      TO KNOW :
      Payments by Carte Bleue, bank checks and holiday vouchers are accepted (no change for holiday vouchers).
      Currency in Eusko is also accepted (be careful, not the CB), the town hall of Sare acts as a currency exchange office.
      Animals, strollers and taking photos / videos are not allowed in the cave.

      More info on the website: www.grottesdesare.fr.
      Find all our news on our Facebook page.

      The photos below are the property of Sylvain Sangla and M. Miranda (for the photo of the fossils).

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Traveller Reviews

4.3 sur 5 2761 reviews

  • Lucia Palmer

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lucia Palmer on 04/10/2020

    Very interesting .deep down into the hillside by 900 meters .easy walking. And plenty of steps to take you up or down .fossils galore .Water worn passages .evidence of the stone age man living areas .well worth a visit .

  • The Promise Of Silence Marshall

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by The Promise Of Silence Marshall on 02/09/2020

    Absolutely AMAZING. A fab enriching guided tour in French. Don't forget to be nice & tip the tour guide.

  • Beth Mulholland

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Beth Mulholland on 02/08/2020

    Amazing tour here! and beautiful natural site to visit

Traveller Reviews

4.0 sur 5 767 reviews

  • "Good on rainy day"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by sell2kilo on 26/07/2019

    Good experience with family - no waiting time at entrance. Tour only in French. Fair prices at restaurant.

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  • "Beautiful caves with eerie atmosphere"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Anjsimone (Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom) on 07/07/2019

    Well worth a trip, the way the strategically placed lights are turned on and off to illuminate the highlights of the cave and conserve it's structure is a lovely experience. We said a few 'wows' on...

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  • "Interesting visit"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by BackPacker379505 on 16/08/2018

    The place is interesting, the guide is really good and knows many things, I had a good time. Better to bring a jumper, a cardigan or a jacket with you.

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64310 Sare

GPS coordinates

43° 16'6.85"N, 1° 34'15.97"W

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