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 (+5 people).

Winter vacations 2020

Open from 22 February to 08 March, 2020 inclusive : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM) 
Self-guided tour except on Wednesdays 26 February and 04 March *.

* [Children activity] :THE TREASURE OF LA BALME : travel at the end of time ! on Wednesdays, 26 February and 04 March 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 28 March to 05 July, 2020

Open everyday : 
- Monday to Friday : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM)
- Weekends, 1 May, 8 May, 21 May, 22 May and 1 June : 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM).

Self-guided tour except on Sunday, 12 and Monday 13 April *

* [Children activity] : The Easter Egg Chase on Sunday, 12 and Monday, 13 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 06 July to 30 August, 2020

Monday to Sunday : 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM (last admission at 5:30 PM).
Self-guided tour except on Wednesdays, 22 July, 29 July, 05 August and 12 August *

* [Children activity] : TREASURE OF LA BALME ! on Wednesdays, 22 July, 29 July, 05 August and 12 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 31 August to 27 September, 2020

Monday to Sunday : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (except on 19 and 20 September*)
Self-guided tour - Last admission at 5:00 PM

* On 19 and 20 September, European Heritage Days 2020. Opening from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Last admission at 5:00 PM.

All Saints' vacations 2020

Open from 17 October to 01 November, 2020 inclusive : 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 5:00 PM)
Self-guided tour except from 28 to 31 October inclusive *

* [Children activity] BALMOWEEN, the Halloween game from 28 to 31 October 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 2020

Open from 19 December, 2020 to 03 January, 2021 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 and 01 January.

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Events 2020