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Grotte La Merveilleuse

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Address: Rue de Philippeville 142, Dinant 5500, Belgium

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nice visit for kids

the cave inerior in itself is not very impreesive but the volumes are big, the guide was nice and the visit less than an hour so that with kids it is perfect

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2015
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Villa Alemana, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

After spending almost the whole afternoon in the Citadel and walking around downtown, we decided to go and find the caves. It was getting warmer while we kept going uphill, but we finally found it. We had a group of about 12 people with different nationalities and the tour guide actually spoke 3 different languages and it was very clear.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Coming from South Africa where we have the Cango caves, I am often disappointed by some peoples description of a cave, but not these ones. After a nice stroll from the city center and up the Hill, I got to the entrance of Grotte La Merveilleuse, and that is what they are marvelous and quite spectacular with examples of both... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The caves are a true treasure trove of stalactites. This is so serene and beautiful that I wonder why the Belgium Tourism doesn't market them. This is managed by a local person than having a full time tourism office. What a waste opportunity. Anyway the caves themselves are pretty. The tour takes just about an hour, but you can stay... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

the cave inerior in itself is not very impreesive but the volumes are big, the guide was nice and the visit less than an hour so that with kids it is perfect

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Thank Alex A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

small family size cave with big volumes / not so crowed / nice to visit with kids about 1h of visit with a guide

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

What a treat! I really enjoyed the tour of the Grotte La Merveilleuse. The guide spoke fluent English and was very attentive to make sure that the guests understood what he was saying. He was very informative in a proffessional but also personal way. The caves in themselves are beautiful and very accessible (compared to other caves I've visited). Be... More 

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Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We have visited many caves through the years and enjoyed this one too. It isn't very large and only takes 30-40 minutes to see. Well planned and easy except for the stairs out. If in Dinan, it is worth a visit.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

If you like caves, you'll love these caves. Lots of stalactites, stalagmites, and cascades. The highlight is the largest stalactite deviating from the perpendicular in the whole of Europe! I won't spoil the surprise by revealing the cause. Tours are in French and Nederlands, but little English is spoken. There are some stuffed animals in the little cafe, and refreshments... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

The cave is really amazing; very long and with impressive views. The hosts are very friendly and polite. Easy parking and snack bar at the entrance.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

A wonderful cave to go into. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. Better in small groups if you can. Worth a stop if you are anywhere nearby. Wear sturdy shoes as it is lot of stairs and wet surfaces.

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