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    Mines de Sel de Bex
    Route des Mines de Sel 55
    Case postale 277
    1880 Bex
    Phone +41 (0)24 463 03 30
    mines.ch

Intro

For centuries the ownership of salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.

Between 200 to 60 million years ago, the present Rhône Valley was a shallow sea.The salt deposits of Bex in the Canton of Vaud are derived from the salt of this sea. A labyrinth of passages and tunnels, over 50 kilometers long, today yields 30,000 tons of salt per year.

On a visit to the museum and the mine, visitors see the various techniques of salt mining from the year 1684 to the present and the history of this white gold. A small mine train takes visitors into the subterranean world and to the restaurant located in the mountain at a depth of 400 meters.The mines can be explored further on foot. Unusual adventure tours offer treks into the mines and tunnels that date from the 17th century.

A variety of plain and herbal salts from Bex can be purchased under the brand name “Sel des Alpes”.

Information

How to get here

On foot:
From the Bex CFF railway station to the Salt Mines: about 1 hour and 25 minutes
From the Bévieux TPC railway station to the Salt Mines: about 50 minutes

From 2020 on a bus will stop directly at the Salt Mines.

By car:
A9 exit Bex, then follow the brown road signs with "Mines de Sel" written on. (Be careful not to confuse it with the Saline de Bex which is located a few kilometers from the Mines!)

Further information at www.mines.ch

Venue

For centuries, owning salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, and a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.

General information

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Season
All year
Time required
1-2 hours
Suitable for children with age
6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Suitable for
Children, Families, Groups, Individual, Couples
Accessible
Wheelchair accessible
Weather
Indoor
Category
Education, Adventure, Nature

Group & pricing information

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Language
German, English, French, Italian
Group Size
20 - 110

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Contact

Mines de Sel de Bex
Route des Mines de Sel 55
Case postale 277
1880 Bex
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)24 463 03 30
Fax +41 (0)24 463 03 32
info@mines.ch
mines.ch

Conference rooms

Room "Alexandre Dumas"

50 m2
Concert
75
Seminar
30
Banquet
30
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone not available
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment not available

Overview

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Grand Muveran
Bex
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Contact

Mines de Sel de Bex
Route des Mines de Sel 55
Case postale 277
1880 Bex
Phone +41 (0)24 463 03 30
mines.ch

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