Welcome at Caves of La Balme !


Dare indoor adventure...

Rare and exceptional natural site, The Caves Of La Balme offer a great indoor activity made for the whole family !

Visited since 1807, Caves of La Balme are located in Isère (France), at 40 minutes from Lyon, in the small village of La Balme-les-Grottes

Labyrinths, underground lake, amphitheater of rimstone dams (or gours), stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, draperies...: The Caves of La Balme are a magic and mysterious place where emotions and sensations are growing up over the visit !

Take some time to discover the underground world’s beauties and mysteries at your own pace !
You will walk 1 kilometer of subterranean networks during about 75 minutes self-guided tour.
* Guided tours for general public are available on conditions. Guided tours for groups (+10 people) are available all year long (except January) only on reservation.

From 12° to 15°C all year long ! 

Come and visit Caves of La Balme all year long thanks to a stable indoor temperature. During winter time and summer time, take advantage of the natural air-conditioning of the site 

An exceptional Fauna and Flora ! 

Come and learn more about these strange animals called bats.
23 species* are staying at Caves of La Balme on a temporary or full time basis since 30 years.
The Caves of La Balme are known as the place welcoming the greatest number of bat species in Rhône-Alpes - France.
Maybe will you get the chance to watch some of them during your next visit...

Learn also more about other species of animals: cave invertebrates (amphipoda called Niphargus...) and cave birds as Western Jackdaw, Swift, Crag Martin, Tawny Owl, Eurasian Eagle-Owl...

Finally, take advantage of your visit to discover the Preserved Natural Area called “Les Coteaux de Saint-Roch”.
Caves of La Balme are part of this natural zone. It is easily accessible for children.
Learn more here !

Caves of La Balme, c’est en Isère, at 40 minutes from Lyon and at 50 minutes from Bourgoin-Jallieu (Isère), Villefranche-sur-Saône (Rhône) and Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain) !

* DataNaturalia 2018

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