Grottes de Betharram, Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Grottes de Betharram features five stories of caves that you can access by foot, boat, or train. Discovered in 1810, this was one of the first grottos open to the public and later was the first to use electric illumination. Travel along a 2.8 km (1.7 mi) route to see the whole cavern. If you leave the grottos by boat, you'll float into the river Gave de Pau. Arrange your visit to Grottes de Betharram and discover more family-friendly attractions in Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre using our Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre travel itinerary maker.
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  • Great visit, with an extraordinary guide (it was almost a theatrical performance!) The caves are superb, and the tour lasts a long time. Eventually an underground boat trip, and the train that takes back us to the starting point.
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  • An exciting tour of very large caves and really beautiful. The guide is fun and stalled. The site is well highlighted and the tour lasts a long time. We go through the depths of the Earth in AWE in front of the show created by nature. It is to do. In addition to a (long) walk we do ship (drakkar!) and the little train to finish. Visit to recommend.
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  • A visit not to be missed! well-appointed caves, the comments of the guides are accurate or even fun. Really to find out!
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  • This must have been a top attraction when they first opened it to the Public in 1903. The reception buildings, restaurant, souvenir-shop and even the costumes of the staff is still in art nouveau style. The guide pays attention to every single person, no matter the nationality. There are audio tapes played for different languages at different stages of the cave, at least English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch, but possibly more are available. The story told is really compelling. The area is huge. There is small boat trip and even some kind of luna-park style trainride/rollercoaster at the end, which takes you through hundreds of meters of cave. These people know how to entertain a wide public!
  • Amazing caves, and the first section of the tour is wheelchair accessible, if a little steep in places. The tour groups people by language to allow them to do their explanations based on who is on each tour. At our visit, we were the only English speaking visitors so got a personalised tour!
  • Really good time, guide very helpful when he realised we were ONLY 2 English people there. 10 Spanish, 50+ French.
  • Huge and beautiful cave with original course (shuttle, walking tour first floor, staircase plunging into the abyss, boat and finally little train). Our 5 year old son loved it and we came out very pleased and amused the obsolete character of places that seems frozen in time. Arrived at 9:30, visit to the first hour (10: 00) with a 6 month old baby in door baby (for sleeping). Went out at 12: 00. It's quite long but not at all painful. Value for money ok. Audio comments are somewhat sketchy (to improve). Guide funny but we can understand his humor does not appeal to everyone. To do.
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  • Superb ride to the heart of the mountains! 1 h 30 of beauty in my eyes. It's magic, don't miss this tour that offers the forgotten beauties of nature. Walk on foot, boat and train! The boat ride is actually a crossing from one point to another, do not expect a real walk 1 min max. But the train catch fire, do not worry. Put some good shoes a little Cardigan, and bring your family to marvel. Go on a visit in the morning because it is many many world and small forward easily triple! Good trip
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