Culture et Patrimoine


Yverdon-les-Bains. © Swiss-Fly Boris Bron

    Visitors to Yverdon-les-Bains are charmed by its laid-back lifestyle, thermal spas, rich history and culture.

    Nestled between the Jura and Lake Neuchâtel, the capital of Northern Vaud is the perfect place to relax. The spa, cobbled streets, historical pedestrianised centre, terraces and the proximity to nature gurantee visitors an enchanting experience.

    The second city of the canton of Vaud, Yverdon-les-Bains will astonish you with its diversity. Located in the heart of the city, its castle houses the Museum of Yverdon and the Swiss Fashion Museum. The Maison d'Ailleurs, a museum dedicated to science fiction and extraordinary journeys, and the Centre d'Art Contemporain (CACY) are just some of the sights to be seen on Place Pestalozzi, one of French-speaking Switzerland’s most attractive paved squares.

    Go for a stroll along the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, just a stone's throw from the historic centre of Yverdon-les-Bains. Discover fine sandy beaches, a line of 45 standing stones or the largest lakeside marsh in Switzerland, the Grande Cariçaie. The Pro Natura Centre in Champ-Pittet showcases the richness of this natural reserve, which is home to a quarter of Switzerland's fauna and flora.

    Yverdon-les-Bains hosts many events every year, including the Numerik Games Festival, dedicated to digital culture.

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    Temple d'Yverdon et statue de Pestalozzi
    Temple d'Yverdon et statue de Pestalozzi. © David Carrard
    Benno Besson
    Benno Besson. © Pascal Barraud
    Menhirs de Clendy Yverdon-les-Bains
    Menhirs de Clendy Yverdon-les-Bains. © Roger Juillerat
    Thermal Centre Yverdon-les-Bains
    Thermal Centre Yverdon-les-Bains. © Centre Thermal Yverdon-les-Bains


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