Facilities

Free parking

Free parking lot for all vehicles (buses included).
A "drop-off area" is located near "Rue des Grottes" at 50 meters from Caves of La Balme entrance office.
We disclaim responsibility in case of loss or theft. We advise you not to leave personal belongings inside your vehicle.

Free bike parking

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ViaRhôna has a grand ambition – to lead you by bike, beside the Rhône River, from Lake Geneva to France’s Mediterranean beaches !
Let's discover the cycle route stage that goes throught the village of La Balme-les-Grottes and make a stop at Caves of La Balme !

A bike parking is available close to the Caves Gift Shop.

Weather conditions

From 12° to 15°C all year long.
During Winter time and Summer time, take avantage of the natural air conditioning of the place.

Caves of La Balme are also a great visit during rainy days !

Exceptional situation : in case of heavy rain, the Underground Lake Tunnel can face a high water level (2 or 3 times a year).
Visitors get the chance to watch an exceptional show of Mother Nature !
But no worries, even if the Underground Lake Tunnel is closed to the public, the rest of the tour is safe to access.

Free baby carriers on demand !

Baby strollers can't access Caves of La Balme tour.

You can use your own baby carrier or enjoy our free Infantino baby carrier service thanks to our partner Viaparents (subject to avaibility).
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More information at the entrance desk : +33 4 74 96 95 00 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foreigns visitors

Caves of La Balme tour is made up of information panels translated in English.

Dutch guided tours are also set for individuals during Summer time (in July and in August).

For groups (+10 people), guided tours can be managed in different languages : french, english, spanish, german or dutch.
Booking required.

More information : +33 4 74 96 95 00 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leisure zone : a picnic area and a playground !

A leisure zone is open at 500 meters from Caves of La Balme entrance desk (in the direction of Crémieu).
You will find picnic tables, toilets, a shelter in case of rain and a playground (for kids 2-7).

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