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Salt Mine at Bex (Mine du Sel)

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Address: Bex, Bex, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)24 463 03 30
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different experience - huge mine

Its a non-operational mine. Worth a visit. More than 230 years old but still well preserved. Gives us an idea how rock salt is taken out. Good for kids to learn.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Its a non-operational mine. Worth a visit. More than 230 years old but still well preserved. Gives us an idea how rock salt is taken out. Good for kids to learn.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Allow 2 hours for your visit. They recommend to book in advance as there are timed tours, but we visited last week and had no problem. We did take an audio guide, as even my wife, who is French, couldn't clearly understand the French spoken by the tour guide, who was obviously not French. The tour was very interesting, with... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a really well run and interesting. They have multilingual guides but for 4fr get an electronic guide. Would add that it is not for anyone slightly concerned with small spaces, the train takes you 1600m into the mountain and you are sitting down with inches above your head. Very interesting.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the salt mines at Bex. It is a fascinating place (still a working mine) and the whole tour is pretty well organized. The highlight is definitely the 1.5 km journey on the special train deep into the mountain. Our guide gave all his explanations in French (they go by the majority of the people... More 

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Beringen, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On a rainy day in August, we decided to go and visit the Salt Mine at Bex and we were surprised in a very pleasant way. The place was busy but the guide was very good, friendly and professional. With a small train they take you into the mine and the guide explains what you see inside. You get a... More 

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Porrentruy, Switzerland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really interesting two hour guided visit accessible for all ages (except those in wheelchairs). The visit is surprisingly popular, so don't forget to reserve either on their website or by phone!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

we visited the mine as it looked like the only thing to do in the rain and really enjoyed it. The guide spoke french but there were a couple of films with english, german and itaian subtitles. I never expected a salt mine to be so interesting! Not for claustrophobics however...the little train that takes you into the mine is... More 

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Ottawa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

One not that nice day, we decided to go visit the Bex salt mine. We didn't have a reservation but we got in with a group at a time that wasn't even announced on the website. The tour is almost 3 hours long (could be shorter with better logistics) and very informative. I had visited a salt mine before but... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Bex salt mines looked like a good day out with the weather set to be wet. You can only enter the mine as part of an organised tour. As this day was busy we had to wait for 90 minutes. Confusingly there was nothing on our ticket (Chf 20 each) to say what tour we were booked on. It... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Very good place to visit when the weather is not that nice. It is better to reserve your seat in advance saves queueing once you get there. Don't forget to take extra clothes as it's a lot colder in there. You take a little train and follow the guide through the tunnel. A lot of fun for small children and... More 

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