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Grotte La Merveilleuse

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Address: Rue de Philippeville 142, Dinant 5500, Belgium

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Nice alternative for Han

I visited this place one day after visiting the more famous caves of Han-sur-Lesse. Comparing the two, I think Han is definitely more impressive and much larger overall. But... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place surprises me with its rich history. It is difficult to imagine how big it is from the outside of the cave. For me it was like perfect film set. Report Card: Time Required to visit: 1 hour ,Tour Guide: Visit with guide is mandatory. It costs around 9Euros per person. Also you have to wait for the available... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place one day after visiting the more famous caves of Han-sur-Lesse. Comparing the two, I think Han is definitely more impressive and much larger overall. But essentially the same phenomena can be seen in La Merveilleuse. For saving some money, or a journey, or to see a second cave, La Merveilleuse is a good option.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Well, where to start? The caves are quite spectacular: they really have some very intersting features and history. They are easily accessible with comfortable stairs, a steady temperature of 12 degress Celsius, and large open spaces (with a slight lack of a sense of adventure as a consequence). The tour takes about 50 minutes and costs €9,00 per person. The... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I made a reservation for a large group (26 persons) 2 months prior to visiting Dinant. When I tried to contact the organisation a couple of days before visiting, once again confirming the reservation, there was no response at all. I e-mailed several times, called about 10 times. We had to find a new activity only hours before we'd scheduled... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My first cave visit. Nice gentleman who greeted us and made wonderful cup of coffee in sub zero temp. Temp inside caves are very comfortable - 12 degrees. Can not carry pram inside, so you can keep it where you buy your tickets from. Knowledgeable guide who spoke in 3 different languages including English! Fascinating limestone stalactites, stalagmites, columns, waterfall... More 

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Thank NilaSai
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

It is my first experience inside a natural limestone cave.it is one of the attraction not to be missed if you go to Dinant.Without this dinant visit is incomplete.Nice place.We went with our 2 year old kid.Strollers are not allowed .But there is a place in the ticketing area to keep strollers.

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Villa Alemana, Chile
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Reviewed 21 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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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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Reviewed 14 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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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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