Two lakes, a world of leisure activities (F)

On this route right across the Yverdon-les-Bains region, culture, nature, traditions and relaxation are on the agenda.

63 km

Culture and Heritage

Gastronomy and Wines

Nature

Sport and Recreation

10 Activities

There are many cultural points of interest along the way to Yverdon-les-Bains, including a chance to discover the history of the iron industry or visit a military fort and a grand Roman dwelling in Orbe. Families love the animals roaming almost free in the Juraparc and the magic of the Vallorbe Caves. History enthusiasts stop at Romainmôtier to admire the Cluniac architecture and its magnificent abbey church, while wine connoisseurs will enjoy meeting the wine-makers of the Côtes de l’Orbe in their cellars. In Switzerland, all roads lead to a lake and this is no exception. The biggest completely Swiss lake, Lake Neuchâtel, brings water to Yverdon-les-Bains, famous for its spa centre. Lovers of science fiction are more familiar with the Maison d’Ailleurs, a unique museum in Europe. Continuing on your way, revisit your childhood in Sainte-Croix, the music box capital.

Two lakes, a world of leisure activities (F)

On this route right across the Yverdon-les-Bains region, culture, nature, traditions and relaxation are on the agenda.

Juraparc

Watch wolves, bears and bison roaming almost freely in this animal park in beautiful unspoilt natural surroundings.

Adress:

Juraparc - Mont d'Orzeires Route de la Vallée de Joux 3 - 1342 Vallorbe

Phone:

+41 (0) 21 843 17 35

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Juraparc

Vallorbe Caves

The Vallorbe caves, with their illuminated walls and tunnels, are the biggest caves in Switzerland and among the most beautiful in Europe.

Adress:

- 1337 Vallorbe

Phone:

+41 (0) 21 843 25 83

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Vallorbe Caves

Thermal Centre Yverdon-les-Bains

A place of well-being and wellness that has been in existence for thousands of years, as evidenced by the remains of the Roman baths.

Adress:

Avenue des Bains 22 - 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

Phone:

+41 24 424 64 64

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Thermal Centre Yverdon-les-Bains

Orbe roman mosaics

The finest set of Roman mosaics north of the Alps discovered near the town of Orbe, at Boscéaz with its panoramic views.

Adress:

- 1350 Orbe

Phone:

+41 24 442 92 37

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Orbe roman mosaics

Côtes de l'Orbe AOC

The oldest wine-making region in Switzerland is known for its pretty villages and its smooth and robust red grape varieties.

Adress:

Grand-Rue 1 CP 164 - 1350 Orbe

Phone:

+41 (0)24 442 92 37

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Côtes de l'Orbe AOC

Romainmôtier Abbey Church

One of the oldest Romanesque churches in Switzerland, the Abbatiale de Romainmôtier holds regular religious services and very popular concerts.

Adress:

Abbatiale de Romainmôtier Chemin Derrière-l'Eglise - 1323 Romainmôtier

Phone:

+41 24 453 14 65

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Romainmôtier Abbey Church

Iron and Railway Museum

An animated museum dedicated to the iron and railway industry, which played a decisive role in the development of Vallorbe.

Adress:

Musée du fer et du chemin de fer Grandes Forges 11 - 1337 Vallorbe

Phone:

+41 21 843 25 83

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Iron and Railway Museum

Museum of Yverdon and Region

This museum in the Savoyard castle of Yverdon-les-Bains recounts the exceptional history of the town and surrounding region.

Adress:

Le Château - 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

Phone:

+41 (0)24 425 93 10

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Museum of Yverdon and Region

Pré-Giroud Military Fort

The Pré-Giroud artillery fort in Vallorbe was built and used during the Second World War.

Adress:

Fort de Pré-Giroud - 1337 Vallorbe

Phone:

+41 21 843 25 83

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Pré-Giroud Military Fort

CIMA Museum

CIMA is home to a unique collection of music boxes and automatons, exhibiting a tradition and know-how specific to Sainte-Croix.

Adress:

Rue de l'Industrie 2 - 1450 Sainte-Croix

Phone:

+41 (0) 24 454 44 77

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CIMA Museum

Musée Baud

The Musée Baud in L’Auberson has a collection of around sixty antique mechanical music exhibits.

Adress:

Grand Rue 23 - 1454 L'Auberson

Phone:

+41 (0)24 454 24 84

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Musée Baud

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