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Grottes de Lacave

Grottes de Lacave, 46200 Lacave, France
+33 5 65 37 87 03
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Although the caves were beautiful what we were not told is the train is a short journey then the... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Pam O
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Fascinating visit

It was exciting to go 100 meters below and have a boat ride while viewing a wonder of nature! The... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
duluth1951
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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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Grottes de Lacave, 46200 Lacave, France
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Although the caves were beautiful what we were not told is the train is a short journey then the walk is up and down many stairs. We were given an information leaflet at the beginning of tour but the guide spoke only in French and...More

Thank Pam O
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

It was exciting to go 100 meters below and have a boat ride while viewing a wonder of nature! The explanations were very informative and the guides were careful looking out for us.

Thank duluth1951
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The train journey sounds great but your are packed in tighter than sardines and the route/tunnel is very narrow. Once in the cave it is a lot more spacious and a guide will take you round. Really good if you are passing but don't make...More

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A fun little train took us to the start of the tour. Spectacular caverns but the tour was probably an hour too long (took almost 2 hours). Also, we have very limited French (and our 10 year old none at all) and the tour was...More

3  Thank Helen J
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

These caves are a wonderful sight to see. I only wish we had only taken 1.25hr v's 1.75hr. If you are French or speak French well, you will enjoy it more than we did. For every bit of French explanation we only received 10%. Make...More

1  Thank Kim628
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

There are enough reviews about this place to get a good idea of what it is. Its beautiful inside the cave with nice lighting and most people really like it. However, I say its not for everyone because the "train trip" is only about 5...More

1  Thank Squidsoup
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have visited many many caves, especially in the beautiful Dordogne region. This one was almost a nightmare experience to me. If you have the impression (like I did) that your visit is done by a modern electric train, then this is your first big...More

1  Thank baerloo
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely a must visit, well organized, fun little train to go to the first cave. Absolutely stunning caves with impressive views. Some caves are huge, others a bit small or low. But all are easy acces. We had a blast!! Must visit!

Thank SebastiaanLeeuw
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We enjoyed the visit and the caves are amazing. A little train takes you into the caves, it's chilly inside and one needs something like a light jacket or cardigan. The tour is quite long and there is a lot of walking, standing and steps....More

1  Thank Tamtam52
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The guided boat ride through the underground caverns is a spectacular treat. The guides speak French of course but will also explain in English if requested. The entire Dordogne region is the most beautiful and fascinating region in France.

Thank Marilyn B
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ADI1958
8 September 2016|
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Response from Sinew F | Reviewed this property |
no. there are lots of steps some are very steep. with the dampness in the cave places are slippy so for me even carrying a baby could be tricky. there are also places where you need to duck your head.
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