Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, Arcy-sur-Cure

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#4 of 21 in Nature in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
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Traverse down into the bowels of the earth in the caves at Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, containing some of the oldest known stone paintings in the world. Pass between columns, giant rooms with stalactites, and underground lakes to view ancient cave paintings over 30,000 years old. Explore the many rooms with their narrow passages, many of which are accessible by wheelchair. Put Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure into our Arcy-sur-Cure holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Do not expect to see caves dizzying and profondeur.cette made update.. .you do a nice walk in the middle of the stalactites and stalagmites. .. cave paintings at the bottom of the cave embellished the visit even though they are not very visible. The guide is interesting and gets easily within the reach of children. Note that the path is suitable for people with reduced mobility. A little flat the visit is made too quickly repaired to stroll and enjoy the show and if you drag you miss part of the explanation. Too bad! But a great discovery to do it anyway.
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  • Previously we visited these caves with a lot of fun with our (small) children. Now with two other grandchildren to this success to match. Unfortunately we were part of a very large group and let our guide me little time to translate everything. That turned out to be the cause of dissatisfaction at the grandchildren. Too bad, because the caves are certainly worth a visit.
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  • In the Auxerrois region, a nice attraction in the form of this private cave. Bring a blazer or a sweather for the visit into this 12 degrees celcius world. The guide was excellent but often disruptrd ...  more »
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  • There are a few other places with older prehistoric paintings, but those are the oldest you can actually see without becoming a professional archeologist first 😮
  • Amazing sense of history
  • Interesting and sometimes beautiful
  • Very touching to see these drawings made 28000 years ago in an amazing cave. .. then walk around to the camp of archeologists and go to the discovery of the cave to the bald mice. .. emotions guaranteed for the big and the small
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  • Fascinating visit! At 28 million years old caves, it can't refuse...
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