Welcome to the caves of Sare

Immerse yourself in the bowels of the earth !

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made up until the day before your visit. The same day, contact us on +33 5 59 54 21 88 to know our availability.

Atypical geology, Natural habitat site, Place of myths, Origins of the Basque people...

Discover a site of great historical and cultural richness, a jewel of our local heritage !

In the basque country

The Caves of Sare are in Sare, basque village, listed among the most beautiful villages of France.

You will find us to 10km of the "Petit train de La Rhune" and 30min of basque coast.

Discover our site

You can visit the LEZEA cave but also the museum and the megalithic park.

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Caves of Sare

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A visit for everyone !

A visit for families, couples, friends or solo!
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Partly accessible to people with reduced mobility and adapted for the hearing-impaired. > Learn more
Guided tour in French, Basque, Spanish or English.
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International Day of Caves and the Subterranean World

International Day of Caves and the Subterranean World

Published on 05-06-2023 :

To celebrate the International Day of Caves and the Subterranean World, the caves of Sare unite with the French Federation of Speleology by offering you an exhibition of the Departmental Committee of Speleology of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (CDS64), allowing you to better know this activity and the possibilities offered in our region !
The exhibition is visible at the caves of Sare from June 3 to 11, 2023, every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During the weekend of June 10 and 11, we are also organizing a contest to win entries for a special visit focused on the biospeleogy of the caves of Sare, accompanied by specialist Jacques Chauvin. A great opportunity to discover the caves of Sare off course!

The Geology of the Xareta Caves

The Geology of the Xareta Caves

Published on 26-05-2023 :

Our first conference will be held on May 26, during the National Geology Days, and will therefore address... the geology of the caves of Xareta (cross-border territory comprising Sare, Ainhoa, Zugarramurdi, Urdax/Urdazubi)!

The geologist Pierre MAURIAUD from the CPIE Littoral basque will offer us a comparison of the 3 caves of Xareta, then take us on a short exploration of the Lezea cave.

The evening is free and open to all, upon registration.

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On-site services

On-site parking

and bus stop in front of the site entrance.

Bar with panoramic view

and fast food in summer.

Picnic area

in a shady park facing the entrance porch of the caves.

Hiking departures

Accepted payments

Online : Credit card.
On site (or from the tourist offices) : checks, cash, ANCV and Eusko (in currency).

Are not allowed in the cave

Pets, taking photos/videos, strollers.

Pictures of the Caves of Sare

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we let you appreciate the beauty of the caves of Sare, sculpted by water for millennia!

Big meander
Entrance porch to the caves of Sare
In the depths of the caves of Sare
Concretions of the caves of Sare
Site of the caves of Sare
View from the porch of the caves