A “DIFFERENT” PLACE!
Another world, where the floor looks like the ceiling; where one minute you are a giant and tiny the next. More than just another tour, your journey through the caves is a voyage through time surrounded by limestone statues and natural mirrors.About the Caves
WANDER ALONG AN UNDERGROUND RIVER
The River runs beside you throughout your visit. By turns calm and turbulent, the Orbe follows its underground course before bursting from the rocks. A natural spectacle of beauty and sound.Topography
AND THERE’S TREASURE TOO…
Four circular chambers cut from the living rock offer a unique setting for the carefully preserved “Fairy Treasure”. Marvel at the shapes and colours of this collection of 250 rare mineral specimens from across the world.How to come?
The Vallorbe Caves
A river, a treasure, a cathedral...
It's hard not to be deeply affected by the majesty of the great natural cathedral.
The "Son et Lumiere" display is an emotional and beautiful moment to conclude your visit to the caves.
THE "FAIRY TREASURE"
250 mineral specimens from across the globe.
Inside these alveolar spaces – among the most beautiful in Europe – is the home of an exhibition of mineral speciments – the “Fairy Treasure”, bringing together a collection of more than 250 minerals from across the world, in four “cupolas” carved from the living rock.
A mysterious river…
For many years there was the “Upper Orbe” and the “Lower Orbe”. The Upper Orbe springs from the Les Rousses lake, in France. The river then winds its leisurely way (“orb” = curve, circle, bend) before emptying itself into the Joux lake. The Joux Valley is, in fact, one of Central Europe’s most beautiful “closed basins” (i.e. there is no visible outlet for the water).Find out more