Grotte de Hortense, Ile Des Pins

3.5
#3 of 7 in Nature in Ile Des Pins
Discover a bit of regional history by visiting Grotte de Hortense, a cave where a local chief's wife once hid to escape intertribal conflict in 1855. Access to the cave requires a short hike through the rainforest. A path leads visitors to the large mouth of the cave, naturally decorated with eye-catching stalactites. Take a flashlight if you want to venture farther in than a few steps, and remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for wet paths. See Grotte de Hortense and all Ile Des Pins has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ile Des Pins trip builder site .
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  • For an entrance of 250 cfp per person this cave is gigantic and beautiful. We visited it in the rain and despite this the charm operated
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  • Welcome by Jeanne, who asks us to leave, it is 16:00 while our watches indicate 15:00! A little aggressive, she tells us that we are on the schedule of metropolis, I live in NC for 6 years! In short, she questions our 4 words and will check after we are insisted, to see her husband's watch. It's 3:00 p.m., she comes back upside down but quickly finds a smile at the sight of the rooms... Super disappointed with her welcome, I visited the cave already 3 times and I wanted to show it to my family by venting the kindness of Jeanne, it was a day without. Fortunately, the cave is splendid, provide a lamp or laptop. Walking on the left side when you get home, watch out for the slide. Do not miss the bed of Queen Hortense at the bottom of the cave on the right, one can lay an object to bring luck, by superstition, for the queen.... The vegetation is beautiful and grandiose, the impression that a dinosaur can emerge from the large thickets. Have a good walk.
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