Sare and its surroundings sit on top of a huge limestone site. Thanks to the work of water and time, many cavities have been created. One of them, called LEZEA or GROTTES DE SARE, can be visited today as it existed more than 2 million years ago.
You will find an atypical geological formation, vast rooms of dizzying dimensions, an entrance porch listed as one of the largest in Aquitaine, not forgetting the room that was used as a habitat by prehistoric man.
The guided tour lasts 45 minutes, along a 900-metre long, safe and accessible pathway, fully equipped with sound and light.
The tour is scenic, guided by lighting and audio, but always accompanied by a guide who will provide you with additional information.
Today, the caves of Sare are part of the European Natura 2000 network. The aim of this network is to maintain the biological diversity of the environment, within a framework of sustainable development.
The caves of Sare are located in the Larrun - Xoldokogaina massif, which includes diverse environments of forests, moors, wetlands, caves and cliffs, and is home to a rich and varied fauna and flora, with some endemic species. Kite, White-legged Crayfish, Quimper Snail, Alpine Rosalia, Drosera, Hairy Soldierelle and many others are species to be protected in the area around the Caves of Sare, not forgetting the bats, of which various species present in the caves are regularly monitored.
To find out more, visit the official website: www.grottesdesare.fr