An excursion to the grottoes and the prehistoric park of Réclère is nearly like Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth". The large limestone cave with stalactites and stalagmites gives the excursion the necessary atmosphere and the life-sized dinosaurs in the park are the climax of a fascinating trip through time.
Equipped with a helmet and good shoes, this is a fun trip for the whole family and a chance to find out lots of interesting facts about the history of mining.
The river Orbe created the Fairy Caves at the Vaudoise town of Vallorbe. The caves constitute a fascinating grotto complex. The round trip tour leads visitors along the subterranean course of the river to stalactites, stalagmites, dripstone structures, columns and to galleries.
For over 100 years asphalt was laboriously mined in the underground asphalt mines of La Presta and exported all over the world for road construction. Today the mines are no longer in operation and are partially open to the public as a museum.