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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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A very interesting tour into a salt mine BUT make sure you book for your own language as the French tour guide didn't speak a word of English so a lot of the details were lost to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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English first
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I thought this would be a fun, educational, rainy day activity for my family. It had the potential to be, but I was mislead by the staff and left frustrated and disappointed. I understand that the mine is located in a French speaking canton of Switzerland. I don't expect you to give tours in English, but if you are going... More 

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Singspore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A very interesting tour into a salt mine BUT make sure you book for your own language as the French tour guide didn't speak a word of English so a lot of the details were lost to us. The surrounding area is very nice for hiking with magnificent views

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I`ve been here when i was still in college, in 2005. Visited in a field trip evaluating the regions` main touristic attractions. Although it isn`t close to the main cities, it`s worth the day trip. I`ve never seen a salt mine before so this was very informative and a well planned attraction. Recommend it for families with bigger children.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Never been in a mine of any kind ,so it was interesting ,but lack something to hold my interest , the little train is ok but be careful if you are over 120 kg very tight

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Goldau, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This mine is working since the 15th century and it is still producing salt today. The part, where there is no production can be visited. First the visitors get an overview (video show) about how salt was and is produced in these mines. This show takes place in a big hall, made by men. A little train (which transports also... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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