Jul-Aug: 9am-6pm; mid Mar-end Jun: 9am-noon, 1.30pm-5.30pm; Sep-Oct: 9am-noon, 1.30pm-5pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed end Oct-mid Feb
The caves, discovered in1819, have 5,200m of galleries on 5 floors, sparkling with a veritable treasure naturally sculpted in rock: stalagmites, stalactites, pendants, hangings and columns. The tour is done on foot, by boat or on a small train. A pilgrimage site since the 15C, the Sanctuary of Bétharram is remarkable above all for its Chapel of Our Lady with a (17C) Baroque décor, vast conventual buildings and Stations of the Cross with bas-reliefs painted by Alexandre Renoir (1845).
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