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

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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. Plan to see Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure and other attractions that appeal to you using our Arcy-sur-Cure trip planner .
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  • The cave is home to prehistoric cave paintings, which are between 28,000 and 33,000 years old. Unfortunately, before the discovery of these fragile drawings, around 80% of the paintings were destroyed by cleaning. The cave itself is very extensive, can be seen also a negative imprint of a child's hand, many formations of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as an underground lake in addition to the paintings, where blind transparent water crustacean should live. The guide takes about an hour, seems quite rushed by the Director and superficial, there is hardly time to look at the paintings or the underground landscape. Very worth! Because not always guided tours take place, it may be that you longer need to wait on the next tour (the Internet information is a basic orientation, but not exactly). You can while away wonderful time of waiting, by along walking on the river cure, where you can enjoy not only the idyllic river landscape, but can also see various other cave entrances and caves.
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  • A visitor suggests that the guide be changed; Another laments the hackneyed jokes of his guide; a third, its muddy jokes. Sure, I had to have the same. Too bad! Damage also the number of people per group (70 in mine). But as the guide really says anything, answer anything or at best "Because"... For a "standard" family, it is still very expensive. Better to continue his road and go for walks in the nearby Morvan.
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  • Hello has all, come to the base for research as a student in art history in order to make a complete file on the cave which is in my area finally account nothing will be made since the guide is stay block in 1900 if he didn't as that a cave unrecognizable I have visit there ten years we are three nobody say the same thing or is our fresco with the paintings that was or is the large room of the stalactique or its narrow paths that was in the cave and no huge space as e we know now why this child's hand who is located the right lies only one and two while this hand I knew was unique in addition to its a guide who knows his job but who speaks for 35 minutes of painting of a mammoth relief This is is very well explain but much too long room that no longer exists as the Lake from mermaid who was a blue ocean that no longer exists then the space or the stalactique form a castle to the reflection of the water or is it gone? Although cave iluumine before now become dull sad I feel to be in a play of light body but a beautiful Grotto of static and brief stalagmite all to sum up for supposedly a cave remain intact or is the cave visit there A DOZEN YEARS I STILL LOOKING? PS: the guide is named Nadine
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