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Address: Site de la Presta, Travers 2105, Switzerland
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One kilometer of the underground mines is open to the public. We've enjoyed every meter of the guided tour: We've learned how the detonation experts worked, how water was pumped... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Odd to know that waking in London most of the asphalt came from here, did not find that interesting inside ,just another mines , perhaps a bit safer then a coal mine,

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this review

Dear Roland, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We were extremely disappointed to read your review and learn that we had not lived up to your expectations. We have been honoured to receive many comments from guests about our interesting guided tours and we are sorry to note you did not have this same... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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490 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

One kilometer of the underground mines is open to the public. We've enjoyed every meter of the guided tour: We've learned how the detonation experts worked, how water was pumped out of the deep tunnels and how the asphalt was transported to the surface using horses. The last mine horse retired in 1975 - its work was taken over by... More 

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review about your recent visit! We are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful time discovering the Asphalt Mines and found our local specialities (ham cooked in asphalt and absinthe) fantastic. We very much appreciate your high recommendation! I will be sure to share your comments with all of the... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Make sure you dress warm or use one of the provided mine jackets as it is chilly inside. A nice history lesson to learn how asphalt is made and where it goes to. It is a guided tour in multiple languages so call to find out when so you can adjust your schedule to it and avoid unnecessary waiting. You... More 

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this review

Dear Marc, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a nice review about your recent visit of the Asphalt Mines and for sharing some useful advice on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to learn that you had a great experience with us and we will pass your kind words on to the team. We very much look forward... More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We enjoyed an excellent guided tour of the no longer working mine. The guide was very helpful and the explanations were very clear. Having been in mines before, this was deluxe as I could stand up in all the corridors. There is also a restaurant and gift shop available on site.

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for taking the time to share this wonderful review on TripAdvisor following your recent experience with us. It fills us with great pride that you had a fantastic time in the Asphalt Mines and we will be sharing your kind words with the team during our next meeting. We do hope we have the pleasure of... More 

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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

what a story and how impressive it is to consider what these mountains gave to the industrial development. After this visit it is highly recommended to have a walk in the "Gorges de l'Areuse". Enjoy it

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Odile_Roulet, Responsable relations clients at Asphalt Mines, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us your lovely review on TripAdvisor. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit in the Asphalt Mines, because it is a great pleasure for us to be able to share our cultural and industrial heritage with our visitors. We do agree with your advice: the Gorges de... More 

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