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Esparros Chasm

An exceptional geological site

Unique for its variety and abundance of concretions, with real aragonite (rock crystal) formations, the Esparros Chasm is truly a subterranean garden that you can visit in a spectacle of sound and light. Inside a “bubble of light”, you’ll move through the underground passages, many of which have impressive dimensions and a huge variety of crystals and concretions, including aragonite flowers, helictites and draperies.

Today it is one of the most beautiful chasms open to visitors, and a reference when it comes to the scientific study and safeguarding of the underground environment.

Good deal

    • Abbaye de l'Escaladieu
      Full price Adult : 5€
      The Pass Price for Adult : 4€
    • Château de Mauvezin
      Full price Adult : 7€
      The Pass Price for Adult : 6€
    • L'Edenvik
      Full price Adult : 11€
      The Pass Price for Adult : 9€
    • Espace Préhistoire de Labastide
      Full price Adult : 7€
      The Pass Price for Adult : 5€
    • Le Gouffre d'Esparros
      Full price Adult : 10€
      The Pass Price for Adult : 8€

Practical information

Contact details (prior booking recommended): +33 (0)5 62 39 11 80 (tour limited to 25 people)
Internet: http://gouffre-esparros.fr/
Opening times and admission fees: see related page
Tour duration: 1-hour tour with sound and light effects
Languages: French, English, Spanish, German

To get here: A64 motorway, exit 15 Capvern or exit 16 Lannemezan (both 20 km away) then signposted from these motorway junctions, following main and secondary roads: D929, D938, D17 and D26.
Accessibility: accompanied wheelchair users can access the Lake cave only
Nearby: picnic tables, hiking paths, restaurant, furnished holiday rentals
Important information: bring a warm garment, pets not allowed, no photographs

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