Grotte et cascade de Seythenex

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Location: Seythenex, Haute Savoie. 27 km south of Annecy, 18 km north of Alberville. Motorway A43 exit Frontenex, col de Tamié, then towards Faverges. Before Faverges turn left to Seythenex.
Open: MAY to JUN daily 10-17:30.
JUL to AUG daily 9:30-18.
SEP to mid-SEP daily 10-17:30.
Fee: Adults EUR 7, Children (6-12) EUR 5.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=1,000 m, T=10 °C.
Guided tours: L=250 m, D=40 min.. English speaking guide available.
Address: Grotte et cascade de Seythenex, Maison des grottes, F-74210 Seythenex. Tel: +33-450-445597, Fax: +33-450-445597. E-mail: contact
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This is the only tourist cave in the Haute Savoie. An underground tour allows the visitor to discover the wonders left by the receding waters of a glacier. Moulins, small and giant cauldrons can be seen. On the surface there are animated models of a watermill, oilmill, sawmill and a forge. A film shows craftsmen at work in their workshop. Footbridges and staircases enable visitors to walk up to the top of the waterfall (height 40 m).

Text by Tony Oldham (2003). With kind permission.