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โ†’ Vallorbe

๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ Caves of Vallorbe

Address
Chemin de la Rรฉsurgence 1, 1337 Vallorbe
Phone 1
Keyword
2016 July
  • Date de Visite
    16.07.2016
  • Crรฉation
    1974
  • Frรฉquentation
    56'000 (2012)
  • GPS
    46.69799 6.34584

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Caves of Vallorbe


The Caves of Vallorbe are the largest caves in Switzerland, they have been formed by the Orbe River over the centuries and the erosion of the limestone rock. A signposted route allows the visitor to visit several rooms with the help of a paper guide or an application on Iphone or Android.

The tumultuous waters of the Orbe River inside the caves.
The tumultuous waters of the Orbe River inside the caves.

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Access


Parking 500 meters away from the entrance of the cave. You just have to go up the course of the Orbe River to get to the cave entrance.

The Orbe River that flows out of the Vallorbe caves. The water comes from the lake of Joux.
The Orbe River that flows out of the Vallorbe caves. The water comes from the lake of Joux.

Rate


The entrance fee to the Vallorbe caves (closed in winter) is as follows:

  • Children (6 to 15 years old): 7 francs
  • Adults (from 16 years of age): 15 francs

Caves


Known since the 19th century, the Vallorbe caves were first explored in 1961 with the improvement of diving equipment and quickly opened to the public in 1974.

The visitor discovers during the signposted route only a small part of the huge Vallorbe Caves. He/she will be able to admire the famous stalagmites or stalactites formed by the action of the drops of water and limestone over the course of time, as well as the “cathedral”, the largest room that the visitor can see with a height of 30 metres.

A mushroom-shaped structure formed by the action of water and limestone.
A mushroom-shaped structure formed by the action of water and limestone.

A footbridge in a cave.
A footbridge in a cave.

A mushroom-shaped structure formed by the action of water and limestone.
A mushroom-shaped structure formed by the action of water and limestone.

Treasure of the fairies


On leaving the Vallorbe caves there is a collection of about 250 minerals from all over the world under a dome. Unfortunately, in 2018, thieves steal some of the pieces from the collection.

Dome of the fairy treasure. Source: 24heures.ch
Dome of the fairy treasure. Source: 24heures.ch

4 things to do in Vallorbe


In addition to the Caves, there are 3 other activities to visit in Vallorbe:

  • Juraparc zoo
  • Prรฉ-Giroud Fort
  • Iron and Railway Museum

A map presenting the 4 activities in Vallorbe.
A map presenting the 4 activities in Vallorbe.

Video


Webcam on the town of Vallorbe a few kilometres from the Jurapark zoo.

Webcam


Webcam on the city of Vallorbe.

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