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Grotte de Hortense, Ile Des Pins
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Discover a bit of regional history by visiting Grotte de Hortense, a cave where a local chief's wife once hid to escape intertribal conflict in 1855. Access to the cave requires a short hike through the rainforest. A path leads visitors to the large mouth of the cave, naturally decorated with eye-catching stalactites. Take a flashlight if you want to venture farther in than a few steps, and remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for wet paths. Put Grotte de Hortense on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ile Des Pins itinerary builder.
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  • to see this huge and beautiful cave with dignity and worth to visit and feels a bit of history when we are in the Middle
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  • We went here on a sightseeing tour. We were given written information about the caves, and went through and took pictures. It's a nice spot to go and see, but you don't need a lot of time there. Entry...  more »
  • The path that leads there is bordered by lush vegetation do not go by in the rain because it's very slippery and predict a lamp
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