Geological sites

The Valais is home to some of the most impressive gorges, caves and grottos in the Alps. Whether by suspended bridge, gallery or boat, exploring the dark grottos and deep gorges of the Valais is an absolutely thrilling experience. This unique and magical world was shaped over millions of years by the immense forces of nature. And not only are the gorges and grottos spectacular in themselves – the story of their discovery has fascinated visitors for decades.

Fairy Cave
St-Maurice Martigny Region Switzerland
Perched above St-Maurice, the Fairy’s Cave (Grotte aux Fées) dominates the Rhone Valley. It was the first tourist cave opened to the public in Switzerland and offers since more than a century a natural and wonderful show in which its principal actors, rocks and water, depend upon the imagination of mankind to make this journey into the bowels of the earth unforgettable. After a half kilometre walking through a well-lit gallery, the underground visit reaches its peak when its visitors see a little lake fed by an impressive waterfall. Some people say that sometimes tiny fairies escort visitors out of the cave. Fairy Cave
St-Maurice
St-Maurice

Fairy Cave

Perched above St-Maurice, the Fairy’s Cave (Grotte aux Fées) dominates the Rhone Valley. It was the first tourist cave opened to the public in Switzerland and offers since more than a century a natural and wonderful show in which its principal actors, rocks and water, depend upon the imagination of mankind to make this journey into the bowels of the earth unforgettable. After a half kilometre walking through a well-lit gallery, the underground visit reaches its peak when its visitors see a little lake fed by an impressive waterfall. Some people say that sometimes tiny fairies escort visitors out of the cave.

Season:
March - November