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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 7, Aigle–St-Maurice
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 8, Gryon–Aigle
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Sentier du Sel
Sentier du Sel
Route 132, Plambuit–Bex
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Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Route 106, Aigle–Bex
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Cycling in the surroundings

Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Stage 1, Bex–Les Diablerets
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Biking in the surroundings

Alpes de la Région du Léman Bike
Taveyanne-Solalex Bike
Bretaye-Ollon Bike
Bex
Salt Mines Bex

Salt Mines Bex

The Bex Salt Mines are a vast labyrinth consisting of galleries, shafts, stairs and rooms covering more than 50 km. A beautiful journey to the land of white gold: salt has been an important source of income since ancient times.
A shepherd discovered saline sources in the 15th century on an Alpine meadow above Bex. Salt was then extracted from the mountain through mines, an activity still undertaken today. Annual production amounts to 35'000 tons commercialised by a limited company.

An audiovisual presentation and an exhibition have been installed in a former reservoir dug in 1826. They describe the three centuries of salt commercialisation and the salt extraction methods used. The adventure continues down to the core of the mountain, which is accessible by a small train and on foot, to experience the depth, the oppression and the efforts spent on building a maze consisting of 50 km of galleries. On the day of Sainte Barbe, the miners' patron saint, celebrated on December 5, a trek mine invites individual visitors to explore this maze.
The Bex Salt Mines are a vast labyrinth consisting of galleries, shafts, stairs and rooms covering more than 50 km. A beautiful journey to the land of white gold: salt has been an important source of income since ancient times.
A shepherd discovered saline sources in the 15th century on an Alpine meadow above Bex. Salt was then extracted from the mountain through mines, an activity still undertaken today. Annual production amounts to 35'000 tons commercialised by a limited company.

An audiovisual presentation and an exhibition have been installed in a former reservoir dug in 1826. They describe the three centuries of salt commercialisation and the salt extraction methods used. The adventure continues down to the core of the mountain, which is accessible by a small train and on foot, to experience the depth, the oppression and the efforts spent on building a maze consisting of 50 km of galleries. On the day of Sainte Barbe, the miners' patron saint, celebrated on December 5, a trek mine invites individual visitors to explore this maze.

Salt Mines Bex

Adresse

Office du Tourisme de Bex
Avenue de la Gare 24
1880 Bex
Tel. +41 (0)21 613 26 26
info@bex-tourisme.ch
www.mines.ch

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Ferme Le Tourne-Sol
Ferme Le Tourne-Sol
Bex
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 7, Aigle–St-Maurice
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 8, Gryon–Aigle
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Sentier du Sel
Sentier du Sel
Route 132, Plambuit–Bex
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Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Route 106, Aigle–Bex
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Cycling in the surroundings

Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Stage 1, Bex–Les Diablerets
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Biking in the surroundings

Alpes de la Région du Léman Bike
Taveyanne-Solalex Bike
Bretaye-Ollon Bike