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Grottes de Betharram, Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre

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Grottes de Betharram features five stories of caves that you can access by foot, boat, or train. Discovered in 1810, this was one of the first grottos open to the public and later was the first to use electric illumination. Travel along a 2.8 km (1.7 mi) route to see the whole cavern. If you leave the grottos by boat, you'll float into the river Gave de Pau. Use our Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre trip maker tool to visit Grottes de Betharram on your trip to Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited based on the leaflet that gives the impression that this is a child friendly attraction with the boat and train ride being key parts of the visit. In reality the boat is pulled along a... 
    We visited based on the leaflet that gives the impression that this is a child friendly attraction with the boat and train ride being key parts of the visit. In reality the boat is pulled along a...  more »
  • We went as a family, age ranking from 10 to 65. The children really enjoyed the whole experience while the eldest found the stairs a struggle. It would be good to have a bench or something to rest... 
    We went as a family, age ranking from 10 to 65. The children really enjoyed the whole experience while the eldest found the stairs a struggle. It would be good to have a bench or something to rest...  more »
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  • A little complicated in terms of schedules, but once back in the cave, it was really nice. To get there, there is a little train, and the end of the visit is by boat, which is pretty cool. There are a lot of steps to descend which was not a problem for us, but some visitors complained about the lack of information.
  • I love. They are huge. It is very well organized. From the parking you go by bus to the entrance. Although the guide speaks in French, he also explains in Spanish. It goes down a lot, 275 steps count. You go through a stretch of water in a boat and to finish you ride a little train to leave. Two people are 30 euros. But it is very worth it. It is not suitable for those who have claustrophobia.

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