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Grotte du Mas d'Azil

Ariege, 09290 Le Mas-d'Azil, France
+33 5 61 69 97 71
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The sheer size and majesty of the place is what comes to mind at first, thinking about the age and... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Chris S
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Peasedown St John, United Kingdom
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A cave to savour

One of the locations on my drone break. The road goes through this natural wonder. Worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
GrahamGrape
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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The Mas d'Azil cave, a true geological curiosity ! Its archaeological fame makes this one of the major sites of the Midi Pyrenees. The immensity of the cavities, the magical play of light and the very soul of the place are some of the aspects the Mas d'Azil cave you can explore. Enter into the depths of the earth in this cave packed with history. Continually inhabited and frequently used as a refuge during turbulent times in history, a visit to the Mas d'Azil cave will enthral and captivate children and adults alike.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Ariege, 09290 Le Mas-d'Azil, France
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The sheer size and majesty of the place is what comes to mind at first, thinking about the age and the volume of water needed to cut this channel stretches the imagination. Its also a little disorienting coming from midday sunlight into the gloom of...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

One of the locations on my drone break. The road goes through this natural wonder. Worth a visit. Nice to spend a little time here.

Thank GrahamGrape
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I don’t live far from here, so I have seen this many times. We always take visitors to see it and they are always astounded by the sheer size and beauty of this natural cave. I drive through the last time in a convertible car,...More

1  Thank Carole C
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Had a tour and it really was beautiful. Located in a picturesque part of France. Really interesting and really beautiful would definitely recommend anyone going

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Park up then walk through cave to village, 1.5km away. Time visit for a Wed morning to take in the market. Ceramics shop just outside the cave is expensive for what it is. Walk around the town which has lovely half timbered houses, and a...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited Grotte du Mas d'Azil recently, and despite not been very sure if to go into the grotte or pass by, we were pleased we had taken the tour and visit the site. The natural cave is huge!!, the tour was very informative, the...More

Thank Soniafm
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A drive-thru cave! We had the guided tour which was very interesting. The cave areas are enormous and were refuge for animals as well as humans who were fleeing religious persecution.

Thank Renate P
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a tourist trap. This cave has nothing to offer and this is why: 1-Most of the rooms inside, past the main entrance, have been dug with dynamite by some guy in the 40s who was desperately seeking for the burial site of the...More

6  Thank Kahina B
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Not very often you experience the road ahead disappearing into a natural cavern! Inside there is a museum and tour of the cave used extensively by prehistoric people. Well worth a stop. Parking on the W. side.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Wow. Just amazing. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and although the tour is in French, our guide ensured she repeated her talk in English just for us. The cave is enormous in some places with amazing acoustics, and in other places you need to almost...More

Thank Joanne W
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