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Historic monuments

Les Grottes de la Balme

Les Grottes de la Balme © DR
Les Grottes de la Balme © DR
Les Grottes de la Balme © DR
Les Grottes de la Balme © DR
Les Grottes de la Balme © DR
Dare to try the adventure inside.. Suspense, mystery, and a meeting with the bats is what's in store for this guided visit of 75 minutes, suitable for all the family!
Dare indoor adventure... Suspense, mystery, sensations and discovery of bats are waiting for you during this great indoor activity made for the whole family ! Labyrinths, underground lake, amphitheater of rimstone dams (or gours), stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, draperies...: Caves of La Balme are a magic and mysterious place where emotions and sensations are growing up over the visit. Take some time to discover the underground world’s beauties and mysteries at your own pace ! You will walk more than 1 kilometer of subterranean networks during about 75 minutes self-guided tour. Guided tours available on conditions. From 12° to 15°C all year long ! Free parking Since may 2016, discover a wide variety of items, including clothing, children’s books, souvenirs… and a range of products made by local craftmen/craftwomen at Caves Gift Shop ! Finally, take advantage of your visit to discover the Preserved Natural Area called “Les Coteaux de Saint-Roch”. Caves of La Balme are part of this natural zone. It is easily accessible for children. Caves of La Balme, C'est en Isère, at 40 minutes from Lyon and at 50 minutes from Bourgoin-Jallieu, Bourg-en-Bresse and Villefranche-sur-Saône !

Services

Educational visits, Coach access, Motorhomes allowed, Shop, Tourist brochures, Spot photo

Equipements

Picnic area, Toilets, Themed path, Car park, Defibrillator, Parking, Coach parking

Langues parlées

German, English, French, Dutch

Contact details

38390 La Balme-les-Grottes

Tel. : 04 74 96 95 00

Rates

From 18/02 to 05/03/2017 (Low season)
Adult: 6.50 to 8 €
Child (4-11 years): 4.50 to 5.50 €
Family pass: 25 to 29.50 €
Job seeker: 6.50 €
Student: 6.50 €.

From 01/04 to 25/06/2017 (Low season)
Adult: 6.50 to 8 €
Child (4-11 years): 4.50 to 5.50 €
Family pass: 25 to 29.50 €
Job seeker: 6.50 €
Student: 6.50 €.

From 26/06 to 03/09/2017 (High season)
Adult: 8 to 10 €
Child (4-11 years): 5.50 to 6.50 €
Family pass: 30 to 35 €
Job seeker: 6.50 €
Student: 6.50 €.

From 04/09 to 01/10/2017 (Low season)
Adult: 6.50 to 8 €
Child (4-11 years): 4.50 to 5.50 €
Family pass: 25 to 29.50 €
Job seeker: 6.50 €
Student: 6.50 €.

From 21/10 to 05/11/2017 (Low season)
Adult: 6.50 to 8 €
Child (4-11 years): 4.50 to 5.50 €
Family pass: 25 to 29.50 €
Job seeker: 6.50 €
Student: 6.50 €.

From 23/12/2017 to 07/01/2018 (Low season)
Adult: 6.50 to 8 €
Child (4-11 years): 4.50 to 5.50 €
Family pass: 25 to 29.50 €
Job seeker: 6.50 €
Student: 6.50 €.
Free entry for children < 4 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Opening times

FROM FEB. 18th TO MARCH 5th 2017 incl.: Self-guided tours daily from 2 pm to 6 pm (last entry at 4:45 pm).
SPECIAL EVENT : "Treasure Hunt" on Feb. 22nd and March 1st 2017 from 2 pm to 5 pm (last entry). Activity only in French. Booking required. Neither standard self-guided tours nor guided tours available during the event.

FROM APRIL 1st TO JUNE 25th 2017 incl.: Monday to Friday : 2 pm to 6 pm.
Weekends, Bank hols & May 26th 2017 : 11 am to 6 pm.
Self-guided tour - Last entry at 4:45 pm.
SPECIAL EVENT : "Easter Egg Hunt" on Apr. 16th and 17th 2017 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (last entry).
Booking required. No standard self-guided tours available during the event.

FROM JUNE 26th TO SEPT. 3th 2017 incl.: Self-guided tours daily from 11 am to 7 pm (last entry at 5:45 pm).
SPECIAL EVENT : "Treasure Hunt" on July 19th, 26th & Aug. 2nd, 9th and 16th 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm (last entry).
Activity only in French. Booking required. Neither standard self-guided tours nor guided tours available during the event.

FROM SEPT. 4th TO OCT. 1st 2017 incl.: Self-guided tour daily from 2 pm to 6 pm (last entry at 4:45 pm). European Heritage Days 2017 : 11 am to 6 pm.

FROM OCT. 21st TO NOV. 5th 2017 incl.: Self-guided tour daily from 2 pm to 6 pm (last entry at 4:45 pm).
SPECIAL EVENT : "Balmoween" (a Halloween treasure hunt) from 28 Oct. to Nov.1st, 2017 inclusive : 3:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m (last entry). Activity only in French. Booking required. Neither standard self-guided tours nor guided tours available during the event.

FROM DEC. 23th TO JAN. 7th 2018 incl.: Self-guided tour daily from 2 pm to 6 pm (last entry at 4:45 pm).
Closed on Dec. 24th and 25th 2017 and Jan. 1st 2018.
SPECIAL EVENT : "Late Xmas at Caves of La Balme" on Dec. 28th 2017. Activity only in French. Booking required.

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