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Small but wonderful

This was the first of over 10 caves we saw on our visit to the Vezere Valley. The tour was very... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Craig T
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San Rafael, California
Modest, but interesting

We visited this cave while we waiting to visit another, much more impressive cave (the Grotte de... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2015
ClaudioQM
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Berchem, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 Oct 2018
“Small but wonderful”
10 Jul 2016
“Authentic”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Group of 13 of us staying near Le Bugue wanted to see a grotte but didn't really want to travel too far (we had a pool to get back to). We were lucky that the next tour started about 10 mins after we arrived. The...More

4  Thank MattStev
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2013

small cave with faint outline of carved drawings, very quiet place and although in la Bugue is not visited as much as other caves. The entry fee does not give you value for the visit

1  Thank A_EWells_12
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This was the first of over 10 caves we saw on our visit to the Vezere Valley. The tour was very nice, both in French and English. There are many nice etchings and even a small museum in the cave with artifacts. A privately owned...More

1  Thank Craig T
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The cave may only be small, but it beat the others hands down for just how interesting it is without any of the 'Disney' effects. The reliefs are amazing and the guide was passionate about them and the cave as a whole. Very good value...More

3  Thank Keith E
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting guided tour. Tours available in English and in french which is helpful. They're ingravings, not paintings, but at least they are originals and not copies. It's nice to see an authentic place, not a money making industry. I recommend it.

1  Thank amygrm
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We went to visit this cave during the Easter holidays as a family. We were the only people there so got a private tour, in English, which I really enjoyed. The children were a little bored but that is too be expected for a historic...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We visited this cave while we waiting to visit another, much more impressive cave (the Grotte de Rouffignac). I am glad we saw this more modest cave first, because on its own it is already worth the visit, but it also served as a stepping...More

Thank ClaudioQM
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We visited Grotte Bara Bahau recently - the very first prehistoric cave on our tour of the area and it was simply marvellous. We were given a private tour by a lovely lady named Dominique who was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Perfect english spoken...More

2  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This grotto is small compared to the more famous ones in the Perigord. However the guide's explanation in French and English was fascinating. The visit takes just over 30 minutes and should be a "must" in the area.

2  Thank Roger M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We arrived at 11am to find ourselves the only car in the car park on a very hot sunny day, thus we parked in the only shade available. We chose to walk up the steps as these were in the shade, there was the option...More

4  Thank Constantwhine
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We were the only visitors on this rather damp morning but the lady guide was very informative and showed us all the etchings and artefacts. Quite uneven flooring and not brightly lit so you had to watch were you were walking.

3  Thank munson286
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Tours last about 30mins at 5euros Some cave paintings of animals which were in the area 20000 yrs ago! Private cave not too commercialised Just outside Le Bugue

3  Thank allan d
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