Grotte aux Nymphes

Gorges mystérieuses de Tête-Noire

Useful Information

Location: Near Trient.
At the Tête-Noire parking lot, at the road between Trient, Le Châtelard, and Finhaut. Where the Émosson valley and the Trient valley meet.
(46.0744542, 6.9750419)
Open: MAY to OCT daily weather dependent.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyErosional Cave GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided, L=2.7 km, VR=252 m, D=75 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Gorges mystérieuses de Tête-Noire, Grotte aux Nymphes, 1929 Trient, Tel +41-27722-4623, Fax +41-27722-1923.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1884 opened to the public.
1998 paths renovated.


The Gorges mystérieuses de Tête-Noire (gorge of the black steps) is a wild and narrow gorge near Trient. A footpaths allows visitor to walk along the gorge, called sentier gorges mystérieuses. This trail is very educative, as several text panels with explanatory text tell background information about the place.

A special sight of the gorge is the Grotte aux Nymphes (Cave of Nymphs), a rather small cave formed by the wild river.