Culture et Patrimoine

Yverdon-les-Bains

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

Yverdon-les-Bains
Yverdon-les-Bains. © Swiss-Fly Boris Bron
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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Benno Besson
Benno Besson. © Pascal Barraud
Thermal Centre Yverdon-les-Bains
Thermal Centre Yverdon-les-Bains. © Centre Thermal Yverdon-les-Bains
Temple d'Yverdon et statue de Pestalozzi
Temple d'Yverdon et statue de Pestalozzi. © David Carrard
Place Pestalozzi  Yverdon-les-Bains
Place Pestalozzi Yverdon-les-Bains. © Studio KO

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

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

You can explore the biggest lakeside marshland in Switzerland by foot or bike while respecting its protected flora and fauna.

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

With its stretches of sand and wide green spaces, Yverdon-les-Bains offers one of the most attractive beaches on the Lake of Neuchâtel.

45 menhirs are spread out in an oval array in the Neolithic site Clendy, on the shore of Lake Neuchâtel near 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.

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

Culture

Unique in the Lake Geneva Region, the CACY is a free exhibition centre dedicated to contemporary art in Yverdon-les-Bains.

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

Visit the Swiss Museum of Fashion in Yverdon-les-Bains Castle.

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