Timetable and prices

for the visit to the caves of Sare

The caves of Sare are open! Reservation is mandatory and can be made up until 2 hours before your visit.
The caves of Sare in all seasons

Open 11 months out of 12

An activity to do all year round! During your holidays, on rainy or hot days...Under cover and in 14°C, Caves of Sare can be visited whatever the weather !

ADVICE : In summer and especially on rainy days, visits fill up quickly. Anticipate and don't hesitate to favor visits in the morning morning or end of the day.

Free parkings 14 degrees in the cave WC Payments by debit card Eusko currency accepted checks and holiday vouchers are accepted Partially adapted for people with disabilities Coffee - Bar Picnic area Catering in summer Hiking trails in the immediate vicinity Animals not accepted in the cave Photo and video shooting prohibited in the cave Strollers not accepted in the cave

Opening hours 2024


Book your tickets online

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Reservations for visits dedicated to groups are made by email or by telephone on
+33 5 59 54 21 88.

Visiting departure times :

The choice of the time of your visit is made directly when booking online.

Please present yourself at the entrance 30 minutes before the departure of your visit in order to collect your tickets.

Opening periods :

January 2nd to 7th : Everyday from 1pm to 5pm
February 12th to march 17h : Monday to Friday: from 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, from 1 pm to 5 pm
March 18th to november 3th : Everyday from 10am to 6pm
November 4th to january 5th, 2025 : Monday to Friday : from 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday : from 1 pm to 5 pm
Days of Closing : Annual closure from January 8th to February 11, 2024 inclusive.
Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

The megalithic park and the museum close at the same time as the last visit.

Prices 2024

The entry price includes from 1 hour of guided tour as well as access to the site museum and the megalithic park.
Admission is free for residents of Sare, on presentation of proof of address.

Individual :

  • Adult : 10€
  • Child (5 to 13 years included) : 6€
  • Adolescent (14 to 17 years included) : 8,5€
  • Student (with card presentation) : 8,5€
  • Family Pass (2 adults and 3 children) : 32€
    This rate will be applied with a physical presence of 2 adults and 3 paying children (from 5 to 13 years included).

Individual, disabled person :

Visit of the lower part of the cave. Please contact us the day before your arrival so that we can indicate visiting hours as well as the access conditions to the caves. 1 free entrance for the escort. See the page dedicated to accessibility
  • Adult : 6,5€
  • Children : 4€
  • Adolescent or Student (with card presentation) : 5,50€

Group (15 persons and more) :

  • Adult : 8€ / person
    1 free entrance for the driver or for the escort.
  • Teenager (14-17 years) / disabled person : 6,5€ / person
  • Children (less than 14 years) : 5€ / child
    1 free escort entrance for 8 children.

Reservations for visits dedicated to groups are made by telephone on +33 5 59 54 21 88 or by email.

Buy your tickets

Up to 4 hours before your visit :

Book from our website or from surrounding tourist offices.
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The day of your visit :

We prefer prior reservations online. Tickets can be purchased on site, at the reception of the caves of Sare, for the same day, if there are still places available.

Booking online


Payment methods

Online booking is only by credit card.

Other types of payments are available on site (for the same day) or from tourist offices.
credit card Eusko currency Cash and checks ANCV Holiday vouchers

How to prepare your visit to the caves of Sare ?

Before you come :

On the site of the Caves of Sare :

  • Come to reception 30 minutes before the start of your visit.
  • Our site museum and the megalithic park are freely accessible before or after your visit.
    Please note, these close at the same time as the end of the last guided tour !
  • A 1 hour guided tour : After a short presentation of our environment, your guide will take you to the depths of the Lezea cave for a 45-minute experience with sounds and lights.

Essential information to download

Tourist Offices which are part of the main Basque Country Tourist Office :

Go to one of the tourist offices in the following towns to buy your tickets to the caves of Sare :

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Urrugne, Ciboure, Guethary, Arcangues, Espelette, Sare, Ascain, Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Ainhoa, Hasparren, Bidache, La Bastide Clairence, Urt, Saint Etienne de Baigorry, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Saint Palais, Tardets-Sorholus, Mauléon-Licharre.