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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 guarantee 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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Must-sees in Yverdon-les-Bains
Culture and Heritage, Yverdon-les-Bains

A tour in a tuk-tuk is an ideal way for visitors to explore the city of Yverdon-les-Bains in a novel, environmental and fun manner.

Culture and Heritage, Yverdon-les-Bains

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

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.

Culture and Heritage, Yverdon-les-Bains

Different thematic tours make it possible to explore the city of Yverdon and its 6000 years of history in an easy and pleasant manner.

Sports & Leisure, 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

Sports & Leisure, Yverdon-les-Bains

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

Museums, Yverdon-les-Bains

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

Nature, Cheseaux-Noréaz

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

Museums, Yverdon-les-Bains

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

Nature, Yverdon-les-Bains

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

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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