Col-des-Roches

Discovering the underground mills

The water-powered mills and sawmill were built 400 years ago in limestone caves and natural and artificial tunnels. This unique site in Europe allows visitors to discover its little-known and rich regional history, including the remains of developments and installations dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

The new hydraulic room of the Col-des-Roches underground mills is the highlight of the permanent exhibition. There you can learn about and experience the principles at work in the cave through a series of illustrated texts and interactive stations.

An additional temporary exhibition relates the fabulous destiny of Oscar le Montagnon (running from 20 February to 27 November 2022).

Open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day from May to October
November to April: Tues to Sun, 2–5 p.m. 

More information: www.lesmoulins.ch

Journey details

Duration 1 hour 30 min
Difficulty easy
Distance 0.0 Kilometres
Altitude difference 0 Metres
Arrival All year round

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
 
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Travel there by Postbus, line 21.381 Le Locle – La Brévine as far as the “Le Locle-Col-des-Roches, gare” stop. 

Reservations

For groups of ten people or more, reservation is required by 12 noon the day before at the latest by calling 0848 40 20 40 from Monday to Friday,  8 a.m.–12 noon and 1–5 p.m. For visits on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and public holidays, notice must be given by 12 noon on the preceding working day.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is not guaranteed in the Postbus

Notice must be given at the latest 24 hours in advance by calling 0848 40 20 40 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.–12 noon and 1–5 p.m. For visits on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and public holidays, notice must be given by 12 noon on the preceding working day. 

Contact

Address

PostBus Ltd
West sector
Avenue de la Gare 6
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains
Switzerland
Route Direction Validity
381 La Brévine, poste from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
381 Le Locle, gare/centre ville from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022