The CAVES of 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

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.

      2022 timetable:
      • February (from 14th), 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 25.
      The annual closing is scheduled for December 31 in the evening.

      2022 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 3826 reviews

  • Nick Davies

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nick Davies on 13/05/2022

    Really good cave system with guided tour 10 € each. Bargain. Knowledgeable guide and elements in English too with crib sheet. If you love bats, it's for you.

  • 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.

  • Cristiana Cănulescu

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Cristiana Cănulescu on 09/05/2022

    Impressive! I highly recommend a visit. The guide was extremely kind and even took the extra-step of giving us Spanish material for us to read although the tour we booked was in French. The visit is well-planned, the place breathes history throughout and in general we enjoyed our time a lot. Merci!

Traveller Reviews The CAVES of SARE

4.0 sur 5 977 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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Grottes de Sare
64310 Sare

GPS coordinates

43° 16'6.85"N, 1° 34'15.97"W

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