Bex Salt Mines

Bex

Discover Bex's hidden treasure - a vast, underground labyrinthe that lead's to one of history's most valuable items... salt!

ON THE TRACKS OF 17TH TO 21TH CENTURY MINERS
Step on board the Miners’ Train in the heart of the salt mountain for an
unforgettable journey in the footsteps of those who sought out the white gold
of the Alps. Explore the galleries and chambers dug out by force of arms and
learn about the various methods of salt extraction.

FLEUR DES ALPES PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
Fleur des Alpes salt is produced in an artisanal workshop deep inside this
underground labyrinth. Take part in the traditional process of producing this
gourmet salt during your visit.

TASTING PAVILION
Finish your trip on a gourmet note in the tasting pavilion, where you can
sample a range of products made with SEL DES ALPES, whether you prefer
sweet or salty foods.

PRACTICAL INFO
Duration: approx. 1h45 over a 500 m route
Trainers and a sweater recommended
Suitable for visitors aged 4 to 104

Opening hours

All year round.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
April, May, June, September, October: two to four visits per day, Tuesday to Sunday and holidays.
July-August: four to ten visits per day, from Monday to Sunday.
Open on Mondays (Easter, Pentecost and Federal Fast).
Wednesday and weekends in January, February, March, November and December: one to two visits per day.
Open every day during the Spring and Christmas vacations: one to two visits per day.

For more information about the opening hours, please consult the website.

Accessibility

Prestations

Equipments
  • Car park
  • Free car park
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
Services
  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Restaurant

Prices

Adult: 25 CHF
Child (6-15 years): 15 CHF
Large family: 5 CHF (For the second child under 15 with an adult).
Free entry for children 20 people.

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Online payment

Location

Route des Mines de Sel 55
Le Bouillet
CH - 1880BexSuisse
Get directions

Freeway A9, exit St-Triphon or Bex Follow the brown "Mines de Sel" signs.

5 km from Bex SBB station, 1h walk 3 km from Bévieux BVB station, 40 min walk Transport from Bex station to tourist site (Taxi Grain d'Sel) for individuals or groups on request by calling 024 463 40 40