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Grottes de Vallorbe

Vallorbe, Vallorbe 1337, Switzerland
+41 21 843 22 74
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Very nice and cool on a hot summer day. I am always a bit scarred and claustrophobic in caves but I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michele V
via mobile
as good as ever

The Vallorbe caves remain among the best anywhere in terms of the quality of what can be seen, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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The Caves at Vallorbe (Canton de Vaud) in the Swiss Jura were opened to the public a quarter of a century ago. They afford a spectacular display of the beauty of natural rock, enhanced entirely by natural illumination. For millions of years the limestone layers were eroded by the Orbe, a river which runs underground before bursting from the rocks – seemingly as a natural spring of which the Vallorbe Caves are the faithful guardians. Inside these caves, which are among the most beautiful in Europe, there is a display – the “Fairies’ Treasure” in which more than 250 mineral samples from all over the World are exhibited in four domed rooms hewn from the natural rock.
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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Vallorbe, Vallorbe 1337, Switzerland
+41 21 843 22 74

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice and cool on a hot summer day. I am always a bit scarred and claustrophobic in caves but I felt very safe and I was impressed by the safety measures with good non slippery path even on wet areas, lightings, hand rails etc....More

Thank Michele V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vallorbe caves remain among the best anywhere in terms of the quality of what can be seen, and how well it is presented and lighted.

Thank antoinebach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful show caves in Switzerland. The location around is also very nice. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I came here recently with my wife, my mom, and her friend. The caves are about a 35 minute drive from Lausanne and well worth it. The walk is about 1.3 miles total and the cave has all sorts of stalagmites and stalactites, one looks...More

1  Thank Brads P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Magical underworld Wonderful grotto, varied with various stalagnit, treble paths, partly with light plays and music. Particular highlight in the cathedral .... Worth the trip for the whole family

Thank Fleuri
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The grottes de Vallorbe are definitely worth a visit. We spent one and a half hours here. Very well laid out and the lighting is excellent. The Source of the Orbe river is here and the river is truly beautiful.

Thank anndK7319BH
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The area is nice so you would like the trip to get there. The cavas are amazing, I've seen several ones but what surprised me the most was the river inside you could actually see the source. It's a little bit humid inside so a...More

Thank AnaCCarrasqueira
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We went from Geneva which took us a good hours drive. At place, we were amazed by the visit to the caves and how well done it was organized. It took us an hour to walk around the cave, more than we expected, but it...More

1  Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've seen quite a few caves, and this one is definitely among the best. Nicely guided and nicely lit. Both the thundering river and end-cathedral are impressive features that make these caves special. The extensive rock collection at the end is beautiful.

Thank Joost v
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I have visited many caves and this one is my favorite. Amazing formations and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit..

Thank somak958
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10 June 2016|
Response from olivierrequet | Property representative |
Hi yes it is you and you can find the timetable by the cff.ch website but it's better to come by car if you can, it's about 45 minutes from lausanne and we have a free parking at the site door...
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