Located at the foot of the Vaudois Alps, the Bex salt mines receive many visitors each year seeking a unique Swiss experience, ideal for families. In order to improve the visit, the salt mines are under renovations until spring 2018. A photo exhibition on Bex&Arts and a guided tour of the outside part are organised during summer 2017.
The Bex Salt Mines are a vast labyrinth of galleries, shafts, stairs and halls stretching over more than 50 km. A tour of this fascinating underground world allows visitors to discover the most spectacular and characteristic elements of the various salt extraction techniques used in the Alps since 1684. After a film presentation, the miners’ train takes visitors to the heart of the salty mountain.
On the day of Sainte Barbe, the miners' patron saint, which is celebrated on December 5, a TrekkMines invites visitors to explore this labyrinth.
An exceptional journey to the land of white gold, which allows visitors to understand the important role salt has played as a source of income since Antiquity.
Salt Mines and History Museum
Mines de Sel des Alpes
Route des Mines de Sel 55
Exceptional closure until the spring 2018 due to major renovations.
Reservation and tours details on www.mines.ch