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Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure

Rn 6, 89270 Arcy-sur-Cure, France
+33 3 86 81 90 63
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Worth it for the cave painting

A bit if waiting around waiting for a guide but luckily our guide did speak some English albeit we... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice prehistoric cave

In the Auxerrois region, a nice attraction in the form of this private cave. Bring a blazer or a... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Montreal, Canada
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Rn 6, 89270 Arcy-sur-Cure, France
+33 3 86 81 90 63
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A bit if waiting around waiting for a guide but luckily our guide did speak some English albeit we seemed to get a much abridged version after hearing a lot more details given to the French contingent. Caves were beautiful. You finish with a glimpse...More

Thank 814SarahT
Reviewed 20 July 2017

In the Auxerrois region, a nice attraction in the form of this private cave. Bring a blazer or a sweather for the visit into this 12 degrees celcius world. The guide was excellent but often disruptrd by noisy teens. Try to go in the morning...More

Thank PhilippeM10
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We enjoyed the tour although we could not understand a word of French as no provision is made. Heaven help you if you wonder over to the adjoining party, you are quickly sent back to your own party 'tout de suite'. Toilets are very basic...More

Thank robertvp
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We took the first tour of a cool rainy day at 1030 AM in a small group of about 10 people. Our guide was very good. She was clearly interested in the cave's geology and was quite imaginative in expressing the characteristics of the paintings...More

Thank Grivola
Reviewed 30 September 2016

As caves go, I have seen more beautiful examples. But, this cave has some of the earliest examples of art known at present. That alone makes the visit worthwhile. Drawings have been found and carbon-dated to around 28,000 years old. That makes them the second...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited these caves whilst staying in the lovely little village of Arcy-sur-Cure. The caves were excellent and well worth the small cost and time. The cave paintings were excellent and the guide extremely friendly and enthusiastic. The only down side was that the guide...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this place after a recommendation and the caves are very pretty although as I don't speak very good French, it was impossible to understand the tour guide. As a result, the only information we gained was from the pamphlet, which was informative, but...More

Thank MarcusT007
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Wonderfull experience - like walking througha forgotten world. Loads to see and very French. Great posters too. Well worth going.

1  Thank d b
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We visited the site at the end of September 2015 and were full of anticipation. The woman at the kiosk, who spoke English, was very knowledgeable and informative. Our tour consisted of four persons, all understood English, but not French. The older male guide spoke...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Tucked away in deepest Burgundy just off the main road from Auxerre to Avallon and very close to the sleepy village of Arcy sur Cure are the Grottes d'Arcy sur Cure. Actually I live in Arcy and like anything close by it took me a...More

2  Thank Krishna L
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Jessica G
18 September 2016|
Response from Agnes B | Reviewed this property |
non c'est ouvert d'avril à novembre.
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11 April 2016|
Response from Krishna L | Reviewed this property |
There are still one or two trains a day that stop in Arcy sur Cure. You get the train from Paris Bercy and may have to change at Laroche Migennes for Avallon. Wise to look them up beforehand. Also for the return journey... More