Grotte de La Verna, Sainte-Engrace

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#7 of 15 in Parks in Basque Country
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Gape at the size of Grotte de La Verna, a capacious 4 hectare (12 acre) cavern in one of the largest cave systems in the world, extending 250 m (820 ft) wide and 190 m (623 ft) high. It's part of the Pierre Saint-Martin massif, which features 2,000 chasms--including a dozen or so reputed to be among the largest in the world. The site also features 380 km (236 mi) of underground explored cave systems and 13 major rivers. Today you can take a guided tour or hike into the world's tenth-largest cavern on your own via an access tunnel made for an underground hydroelectric plant. Dress warmly, as temperatures are cool underground. See Grotte de La Verna and all Sainte-Engrace has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sainte-Engrace travel itinerary maker.
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  • We visited the cave this afternoon and loved the experience. The salle is huge, its size would be quite impossible to grasp without a few tips and our guide's expertise and passion for La Verna. The l...  more »
  • Cave has a very impressive opening. Trip to the cave takes about 20 minutes down winding roads. Once you reach the point of entry, they provide jackets and helmets. There are various tours. We took pa...  more »
  • Wow, we were impressed! By the wind in the tunnel, by the temperature in the cave (6°) and by the amazing treasure that the nature offered us! The guide was perfect, he was able to reply to any questi...  more »
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  • Incredible place ! It sould definitely be more known.
  • grandiose !
  • I didn't think that at age 55 I am able, I did it! With attention, coaching, and the kindness of Jean François, my friends and I did visit Aranzadi without encountering major difficulties. almost "fingers in the nose". Worth the visit, it's beautiful. Thank you Jean-François to share this passion with the public that we are. Bordeaux/Chilean
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  • Single site underground in the Pyrenees! I recommend the caving of 8 h with a great guide Jeff! To make this journey, be accustomed to walk or hike.
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  • To see several times to realize the vastness of the site. The visit is great... I Council
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