Frequently Asked Questions


May I take pictures with a tripod or a monopod during the visit ?

NO. The use of tripods or monopods is forbidden in the Caves as well as the use of flash photography.

Is it possible to come with a pet ?

NO. Pets are not allowed in the Caves.

Does special equipment necessary to make the tour ?

NO. However, we recommend to wear a light sweater plus sturdy non-slip shoes.
(Caves temperates all year long : between 12°C to 15°C at the lowest).

Is it possible to visit the place in a wheelchair ?

NO. Unfortunately, the Caves of La Balme are not wheelchairs accessible.
Access remains possible until the entrance office through an asphalt pathway from the car park.

You brought your picnic basket ?

A picnic area is located at 10 minutes walk from Caves of La Balme entrance office (direction of Crémieu).
You will find picnic tables, toilets, a shelter in case of rain and a playground for kids til 7 years old.

You didn't bring your picnic basket ?

Le Marché Balmolan is located : Place Pition (5 minutes walk from the Caves entrance desk).
Open 8.00 a.m to 8.00 p.m (9.00 p.m on fridays). Closed on tuesdays.

"Le Pote Âgé" shop (local vegetables and fruits) is located : 9, rue du Ruisseau.
Saturdays : 2.30 p.m to 6.30 p.m.
Made-to-order during the week : +33 6 49 60 89 14.

Are you looking for a restaurant ?

"Le Café des Grottes" and "Le Tour du Monde en Epices" welcome you at La Balme-les-Grottes.
To get others ideas, check "Around Caves".

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