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Saint Cezaire Caves
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Owner description: The St-Cézaire cave is situated only 15 mins from the town of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. The guided-tour, with commentary in French and English, takes place 40m underground, on a 200m long cave section, which has been adapted for easy access for all the family. For all the persons who can't understand French and English, we have numerous written translations: Nederland, German,Danish, Norvegian, Suedish, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Cinese.With a constant temperature of 15°C, in both summer and winter, a pullover or jacket, and sensible footwear (boots or trainers) are recommanded.The breathtaking beauty and underground riches of the cave await you in every gallery. Majestic draperies, imposing stalactites, star-specked concretions, luminous "jellyfish" curtains and even a sound show featuring musical stalactites.There is also a large on-site free car park, a meditteranean plant discovery path, souvenir shop, picnic area and a 6 hectare wooded park.The restaurant is open for lunch, and specialises in provençal style family cuisine.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Old fashion caves, stalactites and stalagmites... assorted pedestrian and well honed jokes from the guides, but a great old fashion cave visit, perfect for a hot summer afternoon.
Then have a walk in the hills behind, and a 'menthe a l'eau' at the café.
Postcards of the stalactite 'squeleton' are available at the boutique.

Thank chriscamp82
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Excellent guide who spoke good English so translated as we went along. Not suitable for push chairs or very young children as a lot of steps to go out and some places quite steep. A good experience.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Saint Cezaire is a really lovely and traditional French village about a 35 minute drive from Cannes and the caves there are really worth a visit - quite spectacular and our tour guide was excellent and really tried hard to explain in English, which he actually did very well. It seems like there is a tour each hour, so call in advance and make sure that you get there are the right time.

1  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Well it isn't cheddar gorge but it was an ok afternoon out. Perhaps the best bit was the road there. We travelled from Montauroux and drove down one mountain and then up another to reach the cave. I would recommend coupling a visit to the cave with a trip to Grasse. Take a jumper - it's cold down there.

Thank tankgirl2008
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We were on a three week holiday touring around Europe. On this leg of our holiday we were staying close to Antibes. Having already visited Grasse, we decided to check out the caves at St Cezaire.

We like visiting caves, and on this three week holiday we visited three sets of caves, two in France, and one in Belgium. This was certainly the most fun and humourous of the three tours :-) It has to be said that all of the caves we visited way surpassed in magnificence anything we've ever seen in the UK.

We arrived in the blistering sun, and found a good sized parking area on a grassy slope. We parked up and walked towards the main building. It was set up very well, with lots of outside seating for eating and drinking. There was a small toilet block that was relatively clean.

Inside the chap at the pay desk greeted us with humour, as I struggled with my French to order the tickets, he told us that even the French struggle speaking French :-) We waited a few minutes outside looking across the wooden area that surround the site. Soon we were called in for our tour, and we descended down the steep narrow stairs into the caves. We had to carry our tiny ones down the stairs, leaving the pushchair in the building. It wasn't a major problem, just worth mentioning to parents with babies.

The caves were magnificent, and the tour was interesting. The tour guide played music on the stalactites at one point which we've never seen before! :-) a fun little interlude, something that you'd certainly never see in the UK.

The tour was worth the visit, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes visiting caves.

One of the associated natural benefits of walking through caves is that they significantly cooler than the temperatures outside the caves, and it was marvellous to cool off :-) lots of the French and other nationalities down in the caves seemed well wrapped up in fleeces and jackets, but we were very comfortable just in our shorts and t-shirts :-)

Thanks for reading.

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