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Asphalt mines, Travers

"With helmets on and torches in hand, we know we’re protected as we set off to discover all the dangers and hazards of the miner’s work: underground, the walls still resonate with the hard labour of the men and horses who spent their days there. We plunge into the entrails of the mountain, where the warm commentary of our guide makes up for the 6°C that permanently reins there. Kids are fascinated by this dark realm that endlessly stimulates their imagination: “I tell you, it was a REAL fairy who served us drinks!” A voyage to the source of the asphalt that still covers some of the streets in London, Paris and New York today. After the tour, it’s back to more epicurean concerns: ham cooked in asphalt has a mouth-watering aroma!"

Katia, 37

Opening times
1st April to 1st November
Every day: 10.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
Additional tour on Saturday at 5.30 p.m.

1st July to 31st August: additional tours at 12.00 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

2nd November to 31st March
Monday to Thursday at 2.00 p.m., booking required before 11 a.m.
Friday to Sunday, no booking required
Additional tour on Saturday at 5.30 p.m.

Groups all year, booking required.

Adults: CHF 16.00
Students, apprentices: CHF 12.50
Children up to 16: CHF 10.00
Group (min. 9 people): adults CHF 13.50 ; students, apprentices CHF 10.50 ; children up to 16: CHF 7.00

Good to know

  • All tours are guided
  • Duration: 1 hr 30
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian.
  • 1 km on foot. Temperature: 8°C

Asphalt mines
Site de la Presta
2105 Travers
T. +41 (0)32 864 90 64

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