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A chapel built into the rocks at the entrance of Caves of La Balme launches your caving excursion. Its placement is an architectural feat rare for the period. Formations inside the cave will also intrigue as you navigate stalagmites thrusting up from the floor and admire ceilings of dripping stalactites. Take the guesswork out of planning a La Balme-les-Grottes vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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Une grotte magnifique présentant un circuit très bien pensé. Les labyrinthes sont à pratiquer, fou rire garanti pour les adultes lorsque l'on a l'impression d'être coincé entre les roches..... Activit... more »A beautiful cave with a very well thought circuit. The labyrinths are practicing, crazy laughter guaranteed for adults when one has the impression of being stuck between the rocks... Interesting activity for children. We visited her off-season so little world and attractive prices.
Comment passer deux heures a émerveiller ses enfants en leur racontant l'histoire des Grottes, de leur formation a qui elles ont pu héberger, le site est très bien aménagé, de belles vues admirer, je ... more »How to spend two hours a marvel his children telling them about the history of the caves, of their training was that they were able to host, the site is very well laid out, nice views admire, I highly recommend!
La première fois, je devais avoir 3 ou 4 ans (donc en 1986 ou 87) : j'avais carrément refusé d'entrer dans les grottes ! La raison en était que j'étais terrorisé par le bruit de la rivière souterraine... more »The first time, I was about 3 or 4 years (so in 1986 or 87): I had flatly refused to enter the caves! The reason was that I was terrified by the sound of the underground river, which emptied the overflow below the large Arch of the entrance... At the time, I was terrified of water and cross a bridge over a small stream was impossible: the caves of La Balme, I did not see the river but I could still hear him and I was paralyzed. Later, having grown up and overcome my fear of the water, I have discovered this majestic natural site: front shaped naturally and patiently by creating wonders, can only bow... I don't count the number of times I came here: but the pleasure of rediscovering remains the same every time! In family or with friends, it's a great destination when we no longer know what to visit or you want to introduce to others, the famous sites of our beautiful region. Come and admire the stunning view from the balcony of mandrel; the stalagmite evoking a monk in prayer (in the cyclopean natural Cathedral, this form owes nothing to chance: the Providence takes care of everything!). the underground lake; the basins illuminated; the "giant pot" and the fresco of King François 1, among other wonders... The last time, I had taken my nephew and niece who did not know the place; I can still hear the reflection of my little niece coming down the last stairs leading to the exit: "it (the caves) and phantom (near medieval site of Quirieu) village are the two most interesting days of my life!" ...
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