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.
Watch wolves, bears and bison roaming almost freely in this animal park in beautiful unspoilt natural surroundings.
Juraparc - Mont d'Orzeires
Route de la Vallée de Joux 3 - 1342 Vallorbe
+41 (0) 21 843 17 35
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The Vallorbe caves, with their illuminated walls and tunnels, are the biggest caves in Switzerland and among the most beautiful in Europe.
- 1337 Vallorbe
+41 (0) 21 843 25 83
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.
Avenue des Bains 22 - 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
+41 24 424 64 64
The finest set of Roman mosaics north of the Alps discovered near the town of Orbe, at Boscéaz with its panoramic views.
- 1350 Orbe
+41 24 442 92 37
The oldest wine-making region in Switzerland is known for its pretty villages and its smooth and robust red grape varieties.
CP 164 - 1350 Orbe
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One of the oldest Romanesque churches in Switzerland, the Abbatiale de Romainmôtier holds regular religious services and very popular concerts.
Abbatiale de Romainmôtier
Chemin Derrière-l'Eglise - 1323 Romainmôtier
+41 24 453 14 65
An animated museum dedicated to the iron and railway industry, which played a decisive role in the development of Vallorbe.
Musée du fer et du chemin de fer
Grandes Forges 11 - 1337 Vallorbe
+41 21 843 25 83
This museum in the Savoyard castle of Yverdon-les-Bains recounts the exceptional history of the town and surrounding region.
Le Château - 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
+41 (0)24 425 93 10
The Pré-Giroud artillery fort in Vallorbe was built and used during the Second World War.
Fort de Pré-Giroud - 1337 Vallorbe
CIMA is home to a unique collection of music boxes and automatons, exhibiting a tradition and know-how specific to Sainte-Croix.
Rue de l'Industrie 2 - 1450 Sainte-Croix
+41 (0) 24 454 44 77
The Musée Baud in L’Auberson has a collection of around sixty antique mechanical music exhibits.
Grand Rue 23 - 1454 L'Auberson
+41 (0)24 454 24 84