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Out of this world - well underground!

Anyone visiting Brantome is advised to drive the additional 15-16kms to visit this site. The... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Genuine cave with small paintings

The cave paintings are small but authentic. The stalactites and stalagmites are very impressive... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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La Grotte de Villars, 24530 Villars, France
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Anyone visiting Brantome is advised to drive the additional 15-16kms to visit this site. The underground caves - the part open to the public for guided tours is ‘out of this world’. Highly recommend you take time to watch the video giving excellent historical perspective...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The cave paintings are small but authentic. The stalactites and stalagmites are very impressive, presented well with lights and music. The guide speaks mostly in French and then provides a summary in English, really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Laminated sheets in English are very brief to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The whole place is over rated and over painted in typical French fashion not much of the original are remains, its all been over painted.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is off the beaten track a little bit, but well worth setting aside the time if you are anywhere near Brantôme, Nontron, Mareuil etc. The park outside is well set up to amuse and educate smaller children and pre-teens. We loved the replica Stone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbie1SB
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Extended family of 8 had wonderful time. Half of our party had their mouths open most of the time in wonder.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank re_battybatty
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I've never seen anything quite like these caves - quite stunning! The tour was given in French but the guide then did her best to briefly explain to us in English - enough to understand and she did a great job. I would agree that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kris C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The grottes and gardens are well worth a visit the tour was informative and the grottes themselves are worth xisiting the food there is reasonably priced and well worth having the quiche was divine they spoke englisg as well as french and other languages would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Well it started so well with the enthusiastic tour guide explaining what to expect including the fantastic light and sound show and then we descend the staircase and that's when it fell apart! The tour guide speech was swamped by noisy children-too young to be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Highdeffood
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The formations in this case are superb and superbly presented by the lighting and the gorgeous guide whose English was great. The variety of stalactites is amazing and their delicacy beautiful. The case also has ancient cave paintings, which are well preserved. The spaces are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nick W
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The tour we were sent on was over crowded, the guide really new her stuff but the fact we had to wait ages whist each area was explained at least 3 times meant I could not wait to get out of there. Surely smaller groups...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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25 May 2016|
Response from Paul E | Reviewed this property |
Give it a miss, waste of time.
23 August 2015|
Response from Joyce F | Reviewed this property |
No it is not suitable for pushchairs in the caves but the garden and shop and cafe are suitable for pushchairs. Inside the caves, the paths are quite narrow so it would be advisable to carry your child if possible.