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The Bex Salt Mines

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Excellent but not for claustrophobics

We spent a brilliant 2 hours visiting the mine. Our guide was very good and it really was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mrscatalano
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Lausanne, Switzerland
via mobile
Interesting

Check the website before you go. There is a timetable! We missed previous excursion and had to go... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Octobernew
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Dernières mines suisses encore en activité. la visite début par un spectacle audiovisuel d'une dizaine de minute, suite de quoi chacun embarque à bord du train des mineurs pour un trajet d'une dizaine de minutes jusqu'au coeur de la Montagne salée...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Route des Mines de sel 55 | Le Bouillet, Bex 1880, Switzerland
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+41 24 463 03 30
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a brilliant 2 hours visiting the mine. Our guide was very good and it really was fascinating and fun even for the little kids with some interactive element at the end. However let me warn you that the train ride which last 10...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrscatalano
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Check the website before you go. There is a timetable! We missed previous excursion and had to go to the restaurant ( amazing!) to spent more than one hour for next trip into the mine. The ticket shop was closed and I bought tickets online...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Octobernew
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We visited today, having booked on line just yesterday. We have been to Switzerland 5 times and this mine visit was one of the highlights over the years. We had the audio guide in English and the tour guide also spoke to us in English...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

What a depressing place. Might have been interesting if the guidance was in English but we found it boring and not suitable for children. Definitely not for claustrophobics😉

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tallevinkron
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We visited the mines for a second time and it was again a wonderful experience. We decided to go onm a short notice and on their website we saw that a lot of slots were booked. So we called to get a place at noon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the must see locations if you are travelling Switzerland. We drove from Bern for 1,5 hours and visisted these mines. You need to make a reservation beforehand in order to catch a place as its limited in the each session. Price...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The guides are very professional, the mine is a good place to visit in bad weather. It is a special place, interesting. The train is uniqe. Invite tickets through internant - cheaper.... There is almost no explanations in English.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yoraml552
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This amazing journey of discovery through the vast underground labyrinth of the Le Bouillet mountain is truly spectacular. From the small train that brings you to the center of the mine, to the pedestrian walkway past numerous exhibits that demonstrate three centuries of excavation techniques,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank restaurant71
Reviewed 9 August 2018

It is rare to find an already touristic attraction where they do not get advantage of you. Fare of visit is really so symbolic for the great value they give to you. A comprehensive long visit of 2 full hours , including small train ,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jehudam2017
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The visit exceeded expectations, with an exciting train drive in and out and very well-organised: You are in a group but they get the balance right between the guide's talks and doing your own thing. We booked online the day before and got a discount...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Pedro P
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Response from phil968 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the delay! From the train station you can ask for a Taxi (+41 24 471 17 17 or free call 0800 85 84 84) it cost around CHF 22.00. To walk it take about 1h20min.
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