Grottes de Hotton, Hotton

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Admire spectacular limestone formations at Grottes de Hotton, a set of caves in the Ardennes. Elaborately coated by speleothem, a secondary mineral deposit, the cave walls make for some fabulous underground scenery, with a maze of galleries and a stream. Discovered in 1958, this cave system is some 5-6 km (3-3.7 mi) long and 70 m (230 ft) deep. Take a guided tour to explore the rooms and balconies, admire shapes and shades, and hear the roar of the underground water in a 40 m (131 ft) deep chasm. At the end of the tour, stop by the visitor center for more information or a coffee at the cafeteria terrace. Put Grottes de Hotton into our Hotton trip planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • There is a scheduled tour rather than 1 hour. The tour is led by a guide that both French-and Dutch-speaking on a smooth way explain the caves, the origins and history. There must be quite a few stairs walked. This is good to do, as there are every few minutes is briefly told. A nice tour with an educational character. In our group were small children (3 yr), someone with a whip and a pregnant woman. So good to do for most people. 9.50 p/p is the price for an hour with a group of +/-30mensen through the cave.
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  • A nice afternoon with your family, the guide is really comfortable and answer all the questions in detail. the tour takes approximately 1 h, it's 12 degrees on average in the cave so no need to dress like at the north pole, however the stairs are narrow! The caves are beautiful
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  • It was a fun tour with great views. The tour was in Dutch and French; I think the guide would have included English on request. The path is somewhat challenging with lots of stairs and varying terrain...  more »
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  • Beautiful cave! The tour is in French and Dutch, but the tour guide spoke great English. I stayed close to him, and he repeated his spiel for me while the group was gathering so I didn't slow everyone down.
  • The caves are well worth a visit and we thought good value for money at 9euros each. The entrance building could do with a clean though, the waiting area was filthy. The guide was great and fluent in 3 languages. She made every effort to explain to everyone what we were seeing. The only small gripe we had with the tour was that it felt slightly rushed, we would have liked to have had a bit more time to look around but apart from that we would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Great tour, inspiring guide. Fluent in Dutch & French and very enthusiastic!
  • Beautiful caves and very good to reach by car. English, Dutch and French is spoken at the tours.
  • Cool caves, interesting (and funny) guided tour
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