Alp Salt Mines

Alp Salt Mines

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 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.

RECOMMENDATIONS
- 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.

ACCESSIBILITY
- 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.

RESTAURATION
- Bar and souvenir shop at the entrance to the salt mine
- Picnic area with tables and benches (shelter for 30 people)

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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Opening hours

From Apr 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022
Tuesday - Sunday
10:30 - 15:00
From Jun 1, 2022 to Aug 31, 2022
Monday - Sunday
09:00 - 16:30
From Sep 1, 2022 to Oct 31, 2022
Tuesday - Sunday
10:30 - 15:00
From Nov 1, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:30
Saturday - Sunday
09:00 - 16:30

Prices

Individual rates
Child (ages 0 - 4 ), ICOM, AMS and press card holders
Free
Child (ages 5 - 15)
CHF 14.-
Adult
CHF 24.-
Family: children accompanied by an adult, starting from 2nd child
CHF 5.-


Wheelchair accessible

DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF SALT IN A DIFFERENT WAY

SALT aND all its GLORY