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Grottes de Vallorbe

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Really stunning cave

This is a must see if you are nearby, I was surprised by the size of it and the variety of how... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Ewa O
Krakow, Poland
Very good place to visit

A great place to visit. Amazing views inside the cavern. Not very good for older people who might... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
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The Caves at Vallorbe (Canton de Vaud) in the Swiss Jura were opened to the public a quarter of a century ago. They afford a spectacular display of the beauty of natural rock, enhanced entirely by natural illumination. For millions of years the...more
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chemin de la Resurgence 1, Vallorbe 1337, Switzerland
+41 21 843 22 74
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All reviews the river light show day trip nice collection buy tickets hot summer day whole family takes about an hour cave stairs cathedral world entrance stalactites lighting music end
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a must see if you are nearby, I was surprised by the size of it and the variety of how different the cave can be. If you are visiting in the summer a jacket is necessary as it's chilly down there. You can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

A great place to visit. Amazing views inside the cavern. Not very good for older people who might not be able to go up the stairs to the cathedral. Still, something that people should come to see. Also the surroundings of the cavern are great!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Worthwhile visit to a very well executed tourist attraction, the portion of this very large cave that visitors can access provides easy access. Wear solid shoes - most of the path is paved, but some of the bridges and and stairs are grated, which might...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gopal R
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Nature at its best. Enchanting and magical. Be sure to have a small jacket / sweater as it gets quite cold. Don't miss out on the stones exhibition. Documentation available in various languages. Beware if you buy tickets online, to have physical copies.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sk00tch
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The Vallorbe caves (‘Grottes de Vallorbe’) are a thoughtfully developed cave system carved by the Orbe river as it descends through the limestone of the Jura mountains on the border between France and Switzerland. With good footing throughout (mostly concrete, with some metal grating and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

For us this was the second the visit to the Grotte de Vallorbe, whilst for our daughter it was the first. Purpose of the reason was to spend mother’s day as a wonderful nice day together, even though one of our family members was not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Located in the forest with a river just beside it is a very good place to stay, visit the grottes and have a nice pic-nic. The inside of the grottes is well illuminated and very safe also for children. You need about 30 Minutes to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank markus5858
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The grottes is nicely located. Not too far from the highway and close to the town of vallrobe. An easy 5-7 mins walk from the parking takes you to the entrance. The best part is the audioguide is fee - downloadable from appstore to your...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SaurabhBaj
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Went with 5 and 8 year old. Takes about an hour. Tuesday’s, outside vacation : almost the whole cave for ourselves :-) . The little guide they hand you is quite useful. The highlights are clearly the under surface river and the massive cathedral with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank oxygen11
Reviewed March 23, 2018

I have never visited big caves before and therefore can't compare like others. However I have really enjoyed the visit. The minor thing with the lightning: there are motion detectors and at some places the light went off too quickly. There is an underground river,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Hi yes it is you and you can find the timetable by the cff.ch website but it's better to come by car if you can, it's about 45 minutes from lausanne and we have a free parking at the site door...
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