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The Caves of La Balme

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Caves Street
38390 La Balme-les-Grottes

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About

Dare the inner adventure... A rare and exceptional natural site, the Caves of La Balme offer an atypical outing for the whole family in the heart of the underground world!
The Grottes de la Balme are in Nord-Isère, just 50 minutes from Trévoux!

Come and discover the natural labyrinths, the underground lake, the stalactites and stalagmites, the amphitheater of small pools, at your own pace, during a self-guided tour of approximately 1 hour, or a guided tour (on reservation).

Visited since 1807, the Caves of La Balme reveal their history and their mysteries throughout the 1 meters of underground galleries to explore.

Located in Nord-Isère, in the center of the village of La Balme-les-Grottes, they are a thrilling detour in the territory of the Balcons du Dauphiné.

Complete your day with the free trail in the Sensitive Natural Area “Les Coteaux de Saint-Roch” (Natura 2000 area). This preserved natural area will make you discover the particularities of the cliffs, the forest and the dry lawns which surround the Grottes de La Balme and are home to many species of protected plants and animals.

Become real adventurers during our 100% family activities!
Egg hunt, treasure hunt, treasure hunt, Halloween...

Summer or winter, the underground world has not finished surprising you!

Sustainable tourism :
In 2021, the Grottes de La Balme (municipal tourist facility) initiated a free collaboration with the local primary school. An educational project involving all the classes was offered to teachers to raise children's awareness of several naturalist themes: water, wildlife (birds and bats) and rock art.

Tips and Suggestions :
Temperate in summer and winter, sheltered from the rain, the Caves of La Balme can be visited all year round and in all weathers thanks to an average temperature between 12° and 15°C!

We speak: English, French

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • Mountain view
  • Village center
  • River at -5 km

Opening

Opening hours from July 02 to September 04, 2022
Monday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Special family entertainment on Wednesdays July 20 & 27 and August 03 & 10, 2022, by reservation only.
Opening hours from September 05 to October 02, 2022
Wednesday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 08 to October 23, 2022
Saturday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 24 to October 27, 2022
Monday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 28 to October 31, 2022
Monday Open from 14 a.m. to 21 p.m.
Friday Open from 14 a.m. to 20 p.m.
Saturday Open from 14 a.m. to 20 p.m.
Sunday Open from 14 a.m. to 20 p.m.
Animation "Balmoween", only by reservation
Opening hours from November 01 to November 06, 2022
Tuesday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from November 11 to November 13, 2022
Friday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from December 17 to December 30, 2022
Monday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13:30 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Exceptional closures on December 24, 25, 31, 2022 and January 1 and 02, 2023

Prices

Prices Min. Max.
Adult
8 € 8 €
Kids
6 € 6 €
Adolescent
7 € 7 €
Family package
25 € 30 €
Adult
10 € 10 €
Kids
7 € 7 €
Adolescent
8 € 8 €
Family package
30 € 35 €
Adult
8 € 8 €
Kids
6 € 6 €
Adolescent
7 € 7 €
Family package
25 € 30 €

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Check
  • Vacation check
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment

Equipments and Services

Equipments

  • Aire de pique-nique
  • Toilets
  • Theme trail
  • Parking
  • defibrillator
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Tourist Documentation
  • photo spot

Activities on site

  • Animation
  • Tourist cave / Other developed natural sites
  • Recreational leisure

Reduced mobility

  • Not wheelchair accessible

Linked offers

On the spot

Visite libre des Grottes de La Balme

17 September 2022

Free visit of the Caves of La Balme

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