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The Caves of Sare - Sarako lezeak

The Caves of Sare - Sarako lezeak

Sare and its surroundings sits above a huge limestone site. Thanks to the work of water and time, many cavities are created. One of them, called LEZEA or CAVES OF SARE, can be visited today as it existed more than 2 million years ago.

Sare and its surroundings sits above a huge limestone site. Thanks to the work of water and time, many cavities are created. One of them, called LEZEA or CAVES OF 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 among the largest in Aquitaine, not to mention the room which was used as a settlement site by prehistoric men.

The guided tour takes place during 45 minutes., through a 900m landscaped path, secure, accessible to the greatest number and fully equipped in sounds and lights.
The course is scripted, guided by lighting and audio but always accompanied by a guide which will provide you with additional information.

Today the caves of Sare are part of the European Natura 2000 network. The objective of this network is to maintain the biological diversity of the environments, in a logic of sustainable development.

The Sare caves are located within the Larrun - Xoldokogaina massif, which includes diverse environments of forests, moors, wetlands, caves and cliffs and which are home to a rich and varied flora and fauna, with some endemic species. Kite skylight, White-legged crayfish, Quimper snail, Rosalie des Alpes, Drosera, Hairy Soldanelle and many others are all species to protect around the Sare caves not to mention bats, including different species present in the caves are subject to regular monitoring.

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