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The Caves of La Balme

in La Balme-les-Grottes
  • Small pools, labyrinths, concretions, a lake: the Grottes de La Balme are rich in what nature has shaped. Discover a rare and exceptional natural site that offers an unusual insight into the underground world !

  • Arrive under this impressive porch and enter the bowels of the cliff to discover labyrinths, an underground lake, stalactites and stalagmites, an amphitheater of small pools... that's what the Grottes de La Balme have to offer.

    Take your time on a self-guided tour lasting around 1 hour 15 minutes, or take a guided tour (booking required).

    Visited since 1807, the Grottes de La Balme reveal their history and mysteries as you explore 1,000 meters of underground galleries.
    Located in the...
    Arrive under this impressive porch and enter the bowels of the cliff to discover labyrinths, an underground lake, stalactites and stalagmites, an amphitheater of small pools... that's what the Grottes de La Balme have to offer.

    Take your time on a self-guided tour lasting around 1 hour 15 minutes, or take a guided tour (booking required).

    Visited since 1807, the Grottes de La Balme reveal their history and mysteries as you explore 1,000 meters of underground galleries.
    Located in the Nord-Isère region, in the center of the village of La Balme-les-Grottes, the caves are an exciting detour in the Balcons du Dauphiné region.

    Round off your day with a free visit to the Espace Naturel Sensible “Les Coteaux de Saint-Roch”, with its signposted path and discovery booklet. This protected natural area allows you to observe the particular features of the cliffs, forest and dry grasslands surrounding the Grottes de La Balme, home to numerous species of protected plants and animals.

    Become true adventurers with our 100% family-friendly activities! A zip-line across the porch, a playful visit with Archibalme's Investigation: young and old alike will be delighted.
    Summer and winter alike, the underground world never ceases to amaze!

    The souvenir store is open at the same time as the caves, and offers a wide range of gifts: crockery, textiles, stones, a selection of books and other must-have items for yourself or as a gift.

    During the summer period, Dutch visits schedules are defined and fixed on certain days.
    Outside the summer period, the visits are in foreign languages ​​on request;
  • Departure
    La Balme-les-Grottes
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 05/07/2024
    Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 1.30 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 6 pm.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday.

    From 06/07 to 01/09/2024, daily between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

    From 04/09 to 29/09/2024
    Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 1.30 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 6 pm.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday.

    From 05/10 to 20/10/2024, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

    From 21/10 to 03/11/2024, daily between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

    From 09/11 to 11/11/2024, daily between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

    From 28/12/2024 to 05/01/2025, daily between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Documentation
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Themed path
    • Car park
    • Defibrillator
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Motorhomes allowed
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Spot photo
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