Alp Salt Mines

The Bex Salt Mines are temporarily closed.

The Salt Mines site is currently closed for visits. Only the shop is open during the week.

Adventure in the salt mines
From CHF 12.25 .- / person

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.

Practical information

VISIT (Length : about two hours)
- April, May, September, October : two to four visits per day, from Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays.
- June-August: four to ten visits per day, from Monday to Sunday.
- Open on Monday when public holiday.
- Open on week-ends in November and December : one to two visits per day.
- Open every day on Christmas time : one to two visits per day.

- Hire audio guides: available in French, German and English
- Book your place - highly recommended
- Pets not allowed

RECOMMANDATIONS :
- Sports shoes and warm clothing are advisable : the temperature inside is 18°C throughout the year.
- The miners’ train and some galleries are accessible to visitors with disabilities (please advise in advance)

PARKING & RESTAURANT :
- Large free parking near the start, also for coaches
- Refreshments and a souvenir shop at the entrance of the Salt Mines
- Picnic area with tables and benches and a covered shelter for 30 people

TRANSPORTATION :
A bus (Car Postal) connects Bex station to the Salt Mines every Saturday and Sunday.
Departure from Bex train station: 10:01 am and 2:01 pm.
Departures from the Mines: 12:45 and 16:48

Contact

Mines de Sel des Alpes
Route des Mines de Sel 55
CP 277
1880 Bex

Tel : +41 (0)24 463 03 30
info@mines.chwww.mines.ch

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Prices

Rates
Child (ages 0 - 4 ), ICOM, AMS and press card holders
Free
Child (ages 5 - 15)
CHF 14.-
Adult
CHF 23.-
Family: children accompanied by an adult, starting from 2nd child
CHF 5.-


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