Nature

Vallorbe Caves

Grottes de Vallorbe
Grottes de Vallorbe. © Vincent Bourrut - www.vincentbourrut.ch
  • Place

    • Vallorbe
    Ort
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h
    Dauer

6 km from the French border, the Vallorbe caves are the biggest in Switzerland. Created by the River Orbe, the impressive geological formation consisting of stalactites, stalagmites and limestone columns, enhanced by skilful illumination, is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland and Europe.

One of the best-known attractions in the Yverdon-les-Bains region, the Vallorbe natural caves are well worth a visit. The rich geological formation combined with skilful lighting creates a magical atmosphere for visitors to these caves. Although you’d probably imagine the underground tunnels to be wreathed in silence, this is not the case at all: the river roars noisily but eventually dies down until all you hear is the light trickling of water down the walls.

The Cathédrale, at over 30 m high, is the natural theatre for a sound and light show. The visit concludes with the Fairy Treasure Trove, an amazing collection of 250 minerals from all over the world.

Both summer and winter, the caves remain at a constant and comfortable temperature. Open all year round, the supernatural effects of this exceptional environment are a particular favourite with children and teenagers.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 Sep 2019 to 1 Nov 2019

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 09:30 - 16:30
  • From 2 Nov 2019 to 30 Nov 2019

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 13:30 - 16:00
  • From 1 Mar 2020 to 29 Mar 2020

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 13:30 - 16:00
  • From 30 Mar 2020 to 31 May 2020

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 09:30 - 16:30
  • From 1 Jun 2020 to 31 Aug 2020

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 09:30 - 17:30

Good to know

Good to know

Special openings on request

Prices

Prices
  • Per Person

    Adult

    • CHF 15.-
  • Child (Free up to 5 years old)

    • CHF 7.-
  • Guided visits (on request)

    Per guide (+ entrance)

    • CHF 80.-
  • Groups (from 12 pers.

    Adults/pen./inv.

    • CHF 13.-
  • Children

    • CHF 6.-

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Grottes de Vallorbe
Grottes de Vallorbe. © Vincent Bourrut - www.vincentbourrut.ch
Grottes de Vallorbe
Grottes de Vallorbe. © Vincent Bourrut - www.vincentbourrut.ch
Grottes de Vallorbe
Grottes de Vallorbe. © Vincent Bourrut - www.vincentbourrut.ch
Grottes de Vallorbe
Grottes de Vallorbe. © Vincent Bourrut - www.vincentbourrut.ch

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