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Grotte de la Salamandre

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The car park has a natural feel to it , then there is a 700m walk through the garrigue to arrive at... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
John G
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These caves were discovered in the 1960s, but only opened to the general public 5 years ago. A... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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The Grotte de la Salamandre IS CURRENTLY CLOSED to let the bats hibernate! You will be welcome when they wake up the 15th of March... You will enjoy four possible ways to visit the cave: the wheelchair-accessible lookout point, the fascinating...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Chemin de la place du Roy, 30430 Mejannes-le-Clap, France
+33 4 66 60 06 00
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The car park has a natural feel to it , then there is a 700m walk through the garrigue to arrive at the entrance. The ticket desk and cafeteria are constructed in wood with a lovely terrace. Nothing prepares you for the immense space under...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

These caves were discovered in the 1960s, but only opened to the general public 5 years ago. A great deal of work has gone in to displaying the formations to their best, the lights are On a cycle, so you can see the rock naturally...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Having visited quite a few caves in France I was interested to see if Salamandre lived up to reviews. We arrived at around 12:30 and were told the next English tour was at 13:30, this suited us and we had lunch and sorbet from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This place has been on my list of things to see during or trip and we almost decided it was too far..I am sooo glad we made the trip. The walk from the carpark is an easy one but longer than expected, so ensure you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Justine M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very impressive cave to visit, the lighting inside the cave makes it amazing to look at. We went on a very hot day, and being inside a cave is definitely very refreshing. However a few negative comments: - we went with my grandma, and she...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank maddiejb
Daniel L, Directeur général at Grotte de la Salamandre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Visitor, First of all, thank you for your visit and to let us know very clearly your disapointment. I am very sorry to read how bad your experience was. As you could read on this site, most of our customers are really happy of...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited the cave as a family - grandparents, our daughter and her two girls, 8 and 5. I bought the tickets at the guest center and asked what time the tour in English was and was told 2:30 p.m. Since it was still 2;15...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank DorothyCairo
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went on a very hot day so the coolness of the caves was most welcome. We were a group of 10 English and the guide went to great pains to translate for us which was most helpful. The caves were stunning and his knowledge...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank debsussex
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This series of caves with a vertical entrance (an 'aven' in French or 'pothole' in English) is unusual in that as well as a wealth of stalactite/mite formations the large 'cathedral' cave experienced an earthquake milleniums ago which adds to its interest having created some...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank reesfamily2015
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Brilliant experience. And a very good guide showed us round 👌he spoke very good English and was very helpful. Great day out .

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The caves were amazing ...our tour guide said he only spoke a little English but he did a fantastic job.....the lights in the cave were spectacular....definitely worth a visit...the staff were very friendly and spoke Great English worth the money

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Claire C
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