Holidays in the Nord vaudois

From the Vallée de Joux to the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, the northern part of the canton of Vaud is the ideal destination for a rejuvenating holiday, far from the daily stress. Panoramic walks, relaxation at the thermal baths of Yverdon-les-Bains or cruises on the lake: here are our tips for your holidays in the Nord vaudois.

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Nature, Vallorbe

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

Museums, Yverdon-les-Bains

The Maison d’Ailleurs is a unique museum dedicated to science-fiction, utopia and extraordinary travels.

Culture and Heritage, Grandson

The castle of Grandson is Switzerland’s second-largest castle.

Culture and Heritage, Romainmôtier

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

Sports & Leisure, Yverdon-les-Bains

The beaches at Yvonand on Lake Neuchâtel remind one of the shores of the Mediterranean: fine sand, gentle slopes and pine forest.

Sports & Leisure, Le Sentier

The Vallée de Joux Sports Center is a quality sports center offering numerous sports activities year-round.

Nature, Buvette de la Dent de Vaulion

An exceptional 360°panoramic view.

Lac de Joux is the largest lake in the Jura mountains. There are many leisure activities all year round.

Cruising on an LNM ship is an ideal means to discover Lake Neuchâtel and its shores.

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Our most beautiful walks along the water

Le Sentier - Tête du Lac - Le Rocheray - Le Lieu - Le Pont - L'Abbaye - Les Bioux - L'Orient - Le Sentier

Between Vallorbe and Orbe, this route of 17 km invites the hiker to the heart of a rich and diversified natural environment for a 4h and 20mn walk.

Easy walk of 9km starting in Yverdon-les-Bains.

Trekking, Romainmôtier - Romainmôtier

Walk along unspoilt riverbanks with a variety of biotopes and ancient stones to discover.

Circular hiking trail of 7km from Donneloye, Cronay or La Mauguettaz to Yvonand.

This easy trail of 5 km between Sainte-Croix and Vuiteboeuf is especially suitable for families.

A 4-kilometer loop retracing the history of ice-making on Brenet lake.

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.

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Our favourite activities for families
Museums, Vallorbe

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

Museums, Champagne

The famous company Cornu SA opens its doors for unusual tasting and interactive experiences.

Nature, Vallorbe - Le Pont

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

Sports & Leisure, Le Sentier

The Vallée de Joux Sports Center is a quality sports center offering numerous sports activities year-round.

Sports & Leisure, Yverdon-les-Bains

The first indoor trampoline park in French-speaking Switzerland - Jumpark - houses 6 play areas over 770 square metres for children and adults alike.

Culture and Heritage, Yverdon-les-Bains

The mediaeval castle in Yverdon-les-Bains houses one of the oldest museums in Switzerland.

Sports & Leisure, Orbe

Interior play centre (more than 1300m2) for children up to 12 years old: bouncy castles, trampolines, mini electric cars, etc.

The Espace Horloger in the Vallée de Joux is a modern, interactive museum presenting the watch and the history of watch-making in the region.

Sports & Leisure, Le Pont

When the getaway game and the footpath blend together: fun guaranteed.

Nature, Cheseaux-Noréaz

The Pro Natura Centre Champ-Pittet forms the entrance to the Grande Cariçaie, the largest lakeside nature reserve in Switzerland.

The most beautiful villages of Switzerland


The old town of Grandson owes its development to the two most remarkable monuments of the city: the castle and the church.

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Our bike tour ideas

Lake-side ride along the lake between Yverdon-les-Bains and Estavayer-le-Lac

Cycling, Neuchâtel - Neuchâtel

108 km of lake shore - take your own time!

The full route consists of 7 stages for E-Bike between Schaffhausen and Geneva.

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