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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Culture et Patrimoine, Grandson

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

Sports & Loisirs, Le Sentier

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

Lac de Joux, the biggest lake in the whole of the Jura mountain range, enjoys skating in winter and swimming in summer.

An exceptional 360°panoramic view.

Nature, Vallorbe

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

Wellness, 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.

Sports & Loisirs, Yvonand

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

Culture and Heritage, Romainmôtier

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

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

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.

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 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
Sports & Loisirs, Orbe

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

Musées, Vallorbe

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

Nature, Vallorbe - Le Pont

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

Nature, Cheseaux-Noréaz

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

Nature, Romainmôtier

Lampaga offers the experience of a hike with alpacas or llamas.

Culture et Patrimoine, Yverdon-les-Bains

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

Sports & Loisirs, Le Sentier

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

Sports & Loisirs, Yverdon-les-Bains

EXPLORiT centre hosts a city of sciences who offer a practical approach to science, technology, nature and environment through many related activities

Musées, Champagne

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

Sports & Loisirs, 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.

The most beautiful villages of Switzerland

Avenches

Avenches, the former capital of Roman Helvetia, is located on the top of a hill, from where it gazes down at the vestiges of its glorious past, three quarters of which still slumber in the soil. Although the archeological site is one of Switzerland’s most important ones, today’s village has kept its charm boasting central streets complete with arcades, irregular stairs, a 13th-century castle, medieval monuments and historic buildings.



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Our bike tour ideas

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

108 km of lake shore - take your own time!

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

Enjoy a special stay at the Hôtel de la Prairie**** with a gourmet menu and discover the thermal city and its cultural treasures.



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