Grottes de Betharram, Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre

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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. Use our Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre trip maker tool to visit Grottes de Betharram on your trip to Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great afternoon into the caves with a guide super nice (Cyril) do absolutely with children because after the cave part, there is a short head of viking boat ride and a back rejoicing in small friendly great train
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  • A splendid cave. Thanks to Hocine for his comments passionate and humorous. We will be back.
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  • To do if you're in the corner. Provide a little warm waterproof clothing, it is on average 13 °. The arrival is a bus that leaves once it is full, or 55 people. The 1st part is the most interesting and easy. He then get off the many markets, about 400. This descent is done in increments. We end by boat and train. The guide was very friendly. The visit lasted almost 2 hours, probably because we were out of season! This is a very nice tour although moderately easy for those who have problems of knees.
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  • It was a really nice place to visit. It lasts about 1 hour and a half and the guides ( at least the one we had) can perfectly speak English , Spanish and French of course. He was very kind. The place was really nice and you could see how stalagmites and stalactites join up forming columns and amazing shapes
  • The cave is huge! It felt like we were in there forever but our tiredness may have been due to the 45 minute cue we had to stand in. It was a bit of a cueing mission, cue for the bus, cue for the ticket, cue for the boat. The boat ride was short and deeply unspectacular but the train was fun! It is a spectacular cave in terms of size and the three young children got plenty of room to run as the tour progresses quite quickly. The ticket office and the gift shop are straight out of the 1920's.
  • It's a great place for groups of friends, couples and families. The tour takes about 1,5 hours and offers a great cave experience. You cannot enter alone, you have to join a tour. Afterwards one can also enjoy a beautiful café.
  • Very nice.. Big cave whit Good lighting... The toilet by the entries is dirty. But the caves are very beautyfull.
  • Brilliant and impressive half day tour. The your gets better and better and deeper and deeper, ending with a short miners train ride bringing you out to a large cafe and souvenir shop. Don't worry, there is no pressure to buy a coffee or souvenir, but most of us did because we were so happy with the underground experience.
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