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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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Impressive cave

One of the largest caves I've ever visited. One can observe several different specimens of rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davide G
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Peron
A big cave

After the cave of Cerdon, we liked te visit another one. So we stumbled in our search onto the cave... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RoeBut
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Antwerp, Belgium
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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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  • Very good52%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“large cave” (2 reviews)
“passage” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue des Grottes, 38390 La Balme-les-Grottes, France
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+33 4 74 96 95 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the largest caves I've ever visited. One can observe several different specimens of rocks and rock formations. We were the only people in the cave, and it was very pleasant -- could learn enough from the handout.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the cave of Cerdon, we liked te visit another one. So we stumbled in our search onto the cave of La-Balme-Les-Grottes.. It was the hour driving more than worth. A huge entrance were you can see an old chapel and a scene with caveman...More

Thank RoeBut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first place we visited on our two weeks in France. We were the first people in on the day. Huge cave entrance - really spectacular. Well laid out trail through the caves. Just when you think it's over, you go through some...More

Thank lostintheirishsea
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice. Good trip for when it's very hot. Not for buggies or people who have problem with walking stairs. There are some stairs around.

Thank Lizan W
Reviewed 13 June 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

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 22 April 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

Thank 2good2miss
Reviewed 20 March 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

Thank Mitrache F
Reviewed 14 January 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 15 September 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 24 June 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
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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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