Grottes de Betharram, Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre

(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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  • Beautiful Cave but average organization! 14 h 30 visit, we arrived on time and after having waited in line to get the tickets we saw 3 bus pass without being able to get on board... Without even be warned we have to wait 16: 00 visit to be transported by bus and finally look again in a frigid room before entering the cave! The show is beautiful once inside but he wins! Enter good dear anyway! Arrival on site at 2.15 p.m. and departure at 6:15 to 1:20 to visit it's long with a child of 5 years and a baby in the belly... So pretty mixed memory!
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  • Original cave with a part on the water with a boat pulled by a cable. The visit is long enough. The guides are friendly. I advise you to visit a day of bad weather to avoid the influx of tourists who throng the summer to be in the cool. Small flat, the relatively high price of the tour.
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  • A fantastic tour walk inside Dela Grotto, then into a small boat on the Lake and finally into a small electric train. And the final season seems transported from the middle of the last century.
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Really good time, guide very helpful when he realised we were ONLY 2 English people there. 10 Spanish, 50+ French.
  • Very beautiful moment. It's pretty impressive to see these huge caves! The guide was very good. The short trip by train at the end was great. Plan a jacket because it is very cool.
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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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