The Caves of Sare Nature Reserve in Sare

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm

Closes at 06:00 pm

Closing

  • December 25, 2024
  • January 1, 2025

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 unforgettable experience for young and old, combining history, geology, culture and mythology!

      Nestled in a verdant setting in the Xareta valley, just 20km from the Basque coast, the Sare caves are revealed as an invitation to step back in time...

      The guided tour of the Sare caves offers an enriching and emotionally-charged journey in the footsteps of our ancestors. It's an opportunity to understand and re-appropriate the deep bond between human and nature that has existed since the dawn of time, a bond that has given rise to our beliefs and cultures.

      With free access, a megalithic park and a site museum will allow you to deepen the knowledge acquired during the guided tour.


      A protected natural site:

      Part of the "Natura 2000" network, the Grottes de Sare site benefits from special protection due to its rich flora and fauna, including endemic species. Among the inhabitants of these subterranean sites, bats sometimes make an appearance!

      Outside, a pleasant park lets you enjoy the soothing atmosphere. Picnic tables are available, and hiking trails pass right by the site.


      Opening hours 2024:

      • January 02 to 07: daily, 1pm to 5pm.
      • February (from 12), March, November (from 4), December: Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5pm / Saturday and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm.
      • From March 18 to November 03: daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

      Closing days: December 25, 2024 and January 1, 2025.


      Prices 2024:

      • Adults: €10
      • Children (5 - 13 years): €6
      • Teenager (14 - 17 years) / Student: €8.50
      • Family Pass: 32€ (2 adults and 3 children paying on site)

      Reduced rates for people with disabilities and for groups of more than 15 people.


      Reservations:

      Given the limited number of people per visit, advance booking is compulsory.

      Reservations can be made online or at one of the 19 tourist offices of the Basque Country Tourist Office.


      PLEASE NOTE :

      Animals, baby carriages and photos/videos are not allowed in the cave.

      For further information, visit www.grottesdesare.fr

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Traveller Reviews The Caves of Sare

4.4 sur 5 5055 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 1030 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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