Timetable and prices

for the visit to the caves of Sare

Advance booking is recommended and can be done until the day before your visit !

Grottes de Sare - The caves of Sare

Open 11 months out of 12 !

Under cover and in 14°C, Caves of Sare can be visited whatever the weather !

ADVICE : During the summer and the rainy days especially, the wait is effective. In that case, why not focus on visits in the morning and / or end of the day.

Free parkings 14 degrees in the cave Payments by debit card Eusko currency accepted checks and holiday vouchers are accepted Partially adapted for people with disabilities Cafe - 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


We prefer prior reservations online, from our website until the day before your visit or from surrounding tourist offices List of cities concerneds

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

Opening hours 2022

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

Opening periods :

February 14th to March 31th : Monday to Friday: from 2 pm to 5 pm*.
Saturday and Sunday, from 1 pm to 5 pm*.
April 1st to September 30th : Everyday from 10am to 6pm*
October 1st to November 6th : Everyday from 10am to 5pm*
November 7th to December 30th : Monday to Friday : from 2 pm to 5 pm*
Saturday and Sunday : from 1 pm to 5 pm*
Days of Closing : Closed on December 24th and 25th.
Annual closure from December 31th to February 5, 2023 inclusive.
The megalithic park and the museum close at the same time as the last visit.
* departure of the last daily guided tour. Please present yourself at the entrance 30 minutes before the departure of your visit in order to collect your tickets.

Book your tickets online


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

Course of the Visit

Please note : Vaccination pass and the wearing of the mask are not longer required. Entry conditions may change depending on the current health situation.

Before you come :

If the chosen tour is not available in english, we suggest that you download a free audioguide on your smartphone to listen to the tour commentaries in english (or Basque / Spanish / English). > More info

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.

Prices 2022

The entry price includes from 45min to 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€
  • Disabled person : 6,5€
    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.
  • Adolescent (14 to 17 years included) : 8,5€
  • Student (with card presentation) : 8,5€
  • Family Pass (2 adults and 3 children) : 32€

Groups (15 persons and more) :

  • Adult : 8€ / person
    1 free entrance for the driver and for the escort.
  • Teenager (14-17 years) : 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.

Payment methods

card Eusko change Monney, cash and checks Holiday vouchers

Payments by Card are preferred.
Bank checks, holiday vouchers (no change for holiday vouchers) and change in Euro or Eusko monney are accepted (only Eusko CB, the Sare town hall acts as an exchange office) only on the caves of Sare or from a tourist office.
Online booking with other means of payment than credit card is currently not possible.

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.