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THE CAVES OF LES CANALETTES: A MAGICAL DAY OUT! The caves of Les Grandes Canalettes are located at a mere 300 metres from the UNESCO World Heritage medieval town of Villefranche-de-Conflent in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales, and at the foot...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Route de Vernet les Bains, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
Visited during the hot summer of 2018 and the constant internal temperature of 14 degrees was a welcome relief from the 36 degrees outside. Caves are an out and back walking tour with various feature pointed out via boards or signs on the specific piece....More
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Grottes66, Gérant at Grotte des Canalettes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Au nom de toute l'équipe des Grottes des Canalettes, un grand merci pour avoir pris le temps, de mettre cette...More
Visited here with three young kids (all under 5). A fantastic cave experience - one of the best run caves and most interesting cave system I've been to. Friendly staff and extensive areas to explore. Well worth the visit.
Grottes66, Gérant at Grotte des Canalettes, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018
Thank you very much for your message and note. Best Regard.
These caves are large, impressive and well organised to cope with large numbers of visitors. The caverns are full of speleological features, making for very interesting viewing. However, the signing & infrastucture make for a slightly artificial visit - not much sense of adventure. Nevertheless,...More
Grottes66, Gérant at Grotte des Canalettes, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017
Thank you very much for your message and note. Bests regards.
Lovely cave but the visit was slightly spoiled for me by the garish signage and café at the entrance. The cave is massive and the kids loved it. Could do more to emphasise the beauty of nature rather than add in lots of distractions ......More
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Grottes66, Gérant at Grotte des Canalettes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017
Superlatives fail in describing how amazing this cave is. Grand spaces, fantastic stone formations, excellent lighting, classical arias in the largest chamber (the loop has only 3 pieces). Younger kids get a treasure-hunt-like brochure (with stereo-glasses and a flashlight). Older kids and adults simply walk...More
Grottes66, Gérant at Grotte des Canalettes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017
Thank you very much for jour message and note. Bests regards.
This is the most impressive cave I have ever seen. So many, such beautiful formations. Be aware that the trip advisor map currently locates this cave south of Corneilla, however it is actually north of the town, closer to Villefranche. The cave name on the...More