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Caves of La Balme

Rue des Grottes, 38390 La Balme-les-Grottes, France
+33 4 74 96 95 00
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Large cave system.

You can park reasonably close to the entrance. A fair few steps to entrance and through out the... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2016
Alan F
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Sydney, Australia
Better than expected

Went to the Caves of La Balme when visiting family and had a day free to sight see. The caves were... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2016
2good2miss
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London
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Dare indoor adventure... Suspense, mystery, sensations and discovery of bats are waiting for you during a 75 minutes visit intended to the whole family. Come and discover Caves of La Balme during the self-guided tour ! Guided tours available on conditions (check our website) Caves of La Balme, C'est en Isere, at 40 minutes from Lyon ! (Highway A42 to Geneva, exit 7 : Perouges-Meximieux-Lagnieu)
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Jun 13, 2016
“Large cave system.”
Apr 22, 2016
“Better than expected”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue des Grottes, 38390 La Balme-les-Grottes, France
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Reviewed June 13, 2016

You can park reasonably close to the entrance. A fair few steps to entrance and through out the caves. Lots of different areas to explore. Some very tight passage ways into various chambers, but signs warn you to take another path. Not too many people...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2016

Went to the Caves of La Balme when visiting family and had a day free to sight see. The caves were bigger than expected and had fun wandering around the whole space. I wouldn't advise the larger person to go as some of the walkways...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Even if on theyr website I've seen that is opened to the poblic all the time and with free entrance, in fact is not. I put some pics to have an idea

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Reviewed January 14, 2016

We went on a cold wet day before Christmas: seemed a perfect way to spend the afternoon, and we were right. It's a mixture of large cathedral type cavern a then small passageways and some watery pools. We read it was around an hour as...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

It is a beautiful cave. May be intresting for children who can be attracted with long light labirints. We spent about 50 min to see it, and 2 hours to wait for opening hours. We arrived at 12:00, but a cave was opening from 14:00....More

1  Thank Maxim P
Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Not for the claustrophobic or those who struggle with stairs. The caves are quite extensive and in places they paths are a tight squeeze. Definitely worth a visit. Wear sturdy shoes and remember the temperature inside is much cooler than outside.

1  Thank YvonneMcGro
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited these caves while staying near Lyon. It was a very interesting tour through the caves, well marked track to follow and enough information in English on the various signs along the way. There were a lot of small and large pools of water...More

1  Thank Michelle323
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I went with my wife to visit the caves with her. The caves are beautiful and the light spectacle they gave at this time was wonderful.

1  Thank Djassfr
Reviewed September 3, 2013

These caves are incredible geologically and fun to explore. There is a chapel built into the walls near the entrance which is very beautiful.

1  Thank OhMejico
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how can I commute to the place by bus or train from lyon?
September 2, 2016|
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Response from Alexandre G | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, there is no public transit to this place. There is only one bus serving the town of La-Balme-les-Grottes, and at the very end of the day only. The closest you can get to by bus, is the neighbouring town of Lagnieu... More
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