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. 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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  • come see the wonders that nature took shape over millions of years stalagmites and stalagtites are by appointment
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  • Great caves to visit even with young children. The place is magical, and we have a guide with a lot of humor that drives the tour very well. There is a small passage by boat and a small train, which really fun for the kids and the parents also let's face it...
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  • Visit at a gloomy time. We visited the caves with our two children of 6 and 8 without worry or no apprehension. The guide was very friendly. The passage by boat brings nothing to the visit, unlike the little train which can reach the surface of the Earth in a playful and original way.
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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.
  • More great cave. beautiful European and d other major caves were found but not exploited. When it's too hot right refuge😃
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  • Visit nice. Benoit guide is great. However 14 euros admission is much too expensive. There is no fares student what is unfortunate and regrettable. Thanks for thinking of the youth!
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