“Someday, men will visit ideas instead of places.”

Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Beneath our feet. Beneath that solid ground that seems so important to us. That same ground on which we stand. Ground, Earth, Soil with which our feet are constantly in contact. Imagination runs wild thinking of the layers under my feet.

I was greatly surprised yesterday when my sister proposed to take me to the biggest underground lake in Europe, the Lake of St. Léonard.

The idea of an underground lake is very suggestive, we all know water runs underneath the soil, but to think there is a big lake in the middle of the earth where you can take a boat tour is fascinating.

St. Léonard is a small town surrounded by mountains in the Canton Wallis, Switzerland.

We entered the cave and patiently waited for our tour guide, who invited us to go down the stairs into the cave. The sight going down the stairs was breath taking.

Underground Lake St Léonard

As I was going down the stairs, I saw the boats, the crystal clear water, the blue lake illuminated here and there by artificial lights producing a suggestive atmosphere.


The boat tour was really fascinating, in a matter of seconds our eyes got used to the darkness and were admiring the sight before us: a natural cave and its lake where tourists boats were silently navigating in a magic atmosphere.

Underground Lake St Léonard 2

I highly recommend visiting this unusual natural concept!


P.S.: more pictures on my instagram profile!


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