The CAVES of 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 Thursday at 02:00 pm

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Basque spoken
  • 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 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.

      2023 timetable:
      • February (from 6th), March, November, December : 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 24 and 25.
      The annual closing is scheduled for December 30 in the evening.

      2023 prices for individuals:
      • Adult: € 10
      • Child (5 to 13 years old): € 6
      • Teenager (14 - 17 years old) / Student: € 8.50
      • Family Pass: € 32 (2 adults and 3 children)

      TO KNOW :
      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 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 4121 reviews

  • 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 .

  • Josef Ehbauer

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Josef Ehbauer on 18/08/2022

    Really good and amazing to see what people in previous times had to overcome to survive and live in an environment like the mountains of Pyrenees

Traveller Reviews The CAVES of SARE

4.0 sur 5 990 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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Address

Grottes de Sare
64310 Sare

GPS coordinates

43° 16'6.85"N, 1° 34'15.97"W

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