Located at the foot of the Vaudois Alps, the Bex salt mines receive many visitors each year seeking a unique Swiss experience, ideal for families.
The Bex Salt Mines are a vast labyrinth of galleries, shafts, stairs and halls stretching over more than 50 km. A tour of this fascinating underground world allows visitors to discover the most spectacular and characteristic elements of the various salt extraction techniques used in the Alps since 1684. After a film presentation, the miners’ train takes visitors to the heart of the salty mountain.
On the day of Sainte Barbe, the miners' patron saint, which is celebrated on December 5, a TrekkMines invites visitors to explore this labyrinth.
An exceptional journey to the land of white gold, which allows visitors to understand the important role salt has played as a source of income since Antiquity.
VISIT AND RESERVATION
- As the number of people per visit is limited, booking your visit is compulsory.
- Audio guides are available in French, German, Italian and English (while stocks last)
- Visit booklets are available in French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Dutch.
- Duration of the visit: approximately two hours
- Special tours for groups of 20 or more can be arranged.
- We recommend sports shoes and warm clothing for the visit.
- The indoor temperature is 18°C at any time of the year. The rooms and galleries are well lit and naturally ventilated.
- Animals are not allowed.
- During the visit, people prone to claustrophobia may be uncomfortable.
- People with reduced mobility, please indicate your special wishes when booking.
- A part of the galleries and the mine train are accessible to wheelchair users.
- Bar and souvenir shop at the entrance to the salt mine
- Picnic area with tables and benches (shelter for 30 people)
Mines de Sel des Alpes
Route des Mines de Sel 55