The Caves of Sare Caves and chasms in Sare

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Opens Monday at 02:00 pm

Useful information

  • Petit Futé
  • Gites de France

Location : In the countryside

Province : Labourd

Services

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

      At the Caves of Sare, visitors will be able to hear, in the depths of the earth, the echo of a human adventure that has lasted for millennia...

      In the heart of a remarkable natural and historical territory, a particular emotion emerges there. Feel this bond 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 homage to the famous anthropologist JM de BARANDIARAN who studied and transcribed this relationship between mythology, site and culture.

      In the caves of Sare, the sound and light guided tour is aimed at young and old. It lasts 1 hour and covers Geology, Prehistory, Mythology and Origins of the Basque people.

      The megalithic park and the site museum make it possible to complete the guided tour, with free access.

      Relaxation and restoration:
      A bar area is open all year round, picnic tables are available and a fast food service is offered in summer.

      Then extend the exploration of our territory by taking the hiking trails starting from the Caves of Sare to discover the village of Sare and the neighboring villages of Urdax, Ainhoa and Zugarramurdi!

      2023 timetable:

      • February (from 06), March , November (from 06), December : Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • April, May, June, July, August and September: every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • October (until the end of the All Saints holidays, November 5): Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Closing days: December 24, 25 and 31, 2023.
      Advance reservation required: Entry reservations are made online on the web reservation platform or from the Basque Country tourist offices.

      Rates for individuals, 2023:
      • Adult: 10€
      • Child (from 5 to 13 years old): 6€
      • Teenager (14 - 17 years old) / Student: 8.50€
      • Disabled person (contact us at least 1 day before): 6.50€
      • Family pass: 32€ (2 adults and 3 children on site paying)

      TO KNOW:
      Animals, strollers and taking photos/videos are not allowed in the cave.


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

      The photos are the property of Sylvain Sangla and M.Miranda (for the photo of the fossils).
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Traveller Reviews The Caves of Sare

4.4 sur 5 4910 reviews

  • Oyuna Tsybikova

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Oyuna Tsybikova on 05/09/2023

    Incredible cave, gigantic, millions of years old, light show with a tour, bonus: dolmens and very small museum on site. That cave is so worth seeing, that's why you can't take pictures inside.

  • Esthela Crocker

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Esthela Crocker on 22/07/2022

    It is a place full of history however during the visit this is not pointed out accordingly. In any case we had a good time, a little smaller than what we were expecting and taking pictures is not allowed inside the cave.

  • 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 .

Traveller Reviews The Caves of Sare

4.0 sur 5 1025 reviews

  • "The place needs more English signs"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by 05_Rose3 (Ace, Texas) on 22/11/2023

    The leaflets and signages in English are not adequate. It is a very cold place that needs double jacketed visitors.

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  • "Nature's own artistic work"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by John D (Strasbourg, France) on 12/06/2023

    Well organised with capable guide. Site of geological interest with magnificent rock formations, well illuminated and competently explained. Thank you for a pleasant visit.

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  • "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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The Caves of Sare

Address

Grottes de Sare
64310 Sare

GPS coordinates

43° 16'6.85"N, 1° 34'15.97"W

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