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. See Grotte de Hortense and all Ile Des Pins has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ile Des Pins trip builder site .
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  • The ride to get there we trained between the ferns, flowers and trees. Then it's the discovery of this huge and very high cave. Small disappointments the lack of light and the slippery floor do not allow us to move forward and no sign outside tells the story, yet fabulous, of Queen Hortense...
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  • This was part of a tour that I went on. Was very relaxing and beautiful, would've loved to walk more into it though. Only walked a few steps into the cave and then we had to get back on the bus. It wa...  more »
  • A cornered the hortense Queen once led a popular revolt in Ile des Pins, the secluded cave. Cave itself is magnificent, overwhelmed. There was a billboard written in Japan about the legend of Queen hortense.
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