Opening Hours

The Caves of La Balme are open according to the calendar and the hours below or on reservation all year long (except January) for groups (+10 people).

Winter vacations 2019

Open from 16 February to 03 March, 2019 inclusive : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM) 
Self-guided tour except on Wednesdays 20 and 27 February*.

* [Children activity] :TREASURE OF LA BALME : 40 thieves cavern ! on Wednesdays, 20 and 27 February from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (last admission). Activity in French. Booking required : +33 4 74 96 95 00 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. WARNING : Neither standard self-guided tours nor guided tours available during this event.

From 30 March to 30 June, 2019

Open everyday : 
- Monday to Friday : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM)
- Weekends, French Bank Holidays & 31 May and 10 June : 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM).

Self-guided tour except on Sunday, 21 and Monday 22 April *

* [Children activity] : The Easter Egg Chase on Sunday, 21 and Monday, 22 April from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM (last admission). Booking required : +33 4 74 96 95 00 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.WARNING : Neither standard self-guided tours nor guided tours available during this event.

From 01 July to 01 September, 2019

Monday to Sunday : 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM (last admission at 5:30 PM).
Self-guided tour except on Wednesdays, 24 July, 31 July, 07 August and 14 August *

* [Children activity] : TREASURE OF LA BALME : Travel at the end of time ! (NEW) on Wednesdays, 24 July, 31 July, 07 August and 14 August from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (last admission). Activity available in English. Booking required : +33 4 74 96 95 00 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.WARNING : Neither standard self-guided tours nor guided tours available during this event.

From 02 to 29 September, 2019

Monday to Sunday : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (except on 21 and 22 September*)
Self-guided tour - Last admission at 5:00 PM

* On 21 and 22 September, European Heritage Days 2019. Opening from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Last admission at 5:00 PM.

All Saints' vacations 2019

Open from 19 October to 03 November, 2019 inclusive : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM)
Self-guided tour except from 29 October to November 01 inclusive *

* [Children activity] BALMOWEEN, the Halloween game from 29 October to 01 November inclusive. Activity in French. Booking required. WARNING : Neither standard self-guided tours nor guided tours available during this event. No entrance outside the event's operating hours.

Christmas vacations 2019

Open from 21 December, 2019 to 05 January, 2020 inclusive * : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM).
Self-guided tour
* Caves of La Balme will be closing on 24, 25 and 31 December, 2019 and 01 January, 2020.

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Events 2019