Nestled in a remote area, a typical formation of the Jura geology, the caves of Baume les Messieurs are a picturesque excursion site that has been very popular since the beginning of the 20th century. Indeed, discovered in 1610 then explored in 1893, the caves of Baume have been open to visitors for more than a century. During one hour, discover an underground world composed of five rooms stretching over 500 meters of gallery. Let yourself be seduced by the unusual fauna of the caves (bats and blind shrimps (Niphargus)), and the impressive volumes including the highest vertical underground in the Jura (70 meters) with exceptional acoustics.
A luminous architecture highlights the geology of this place while respecting the environment. You will be able to spend a pleasant day in a rare and amazing natural site classified “Natura2000”.
Do not hesitate to come to the site on foot from the village by the small path along the left bank of the Dard river, and discover the magnificent tuff waterfall


Qualité Tourisme

Elément(s) remarquable(s)

Underground lake - Underground river

Type(s) de roche



Geological - Scientific

Type(s) de concrétions

Column - Draperies - Stalactites - Stalagmites

Spoken languages :

French German English

Means of payment :

Credit card - Cheques - Cash - Holiday voucher

Site equipments :



Car parkCar parkshopshopPicnic areaPicnic areaBus parkingBus parkingToiletsToilets