Natural sites

Vallée de La Brévine

Venture out into the valley which has beaten the historic record of cold temperatures in Switzerland: - 41.8°C!

Lac des Taillères, Vallée de La Brévine
Lac des Taillères, Vallée de La Brévine. © Vincent Bourrut
Often called Siberia of Switzerland for its extremely cold temperatures, the unspoilt nature sceneries in this beautiful valley will make you shiver!

Freezing temperatures unique in Switzerland 
-41.8°C: the valley holds the record for the lowest temperatures measured in all of Switzerland to this day. With its basin-shaped topography, the conditions are ideal for a polar climate in winter, especially when the skies are clear. A particular highlight is the festival Fête du Froid,which takes place every year in February.
Beautiful landscapes in summer and in winter 
Pine forests, moors, wide-stretching pastures, herds of cows and typical farms: the region can be enjoyed just as much in summer as in winter. The charming Les Taillères Lake with its deep blue water invites to linger and dream in summer, whereas in winter, it turns into a natural ice rink set against a sparkling, frosty backdrop.
Winter leisure activities 
These wild and immaculately white open spaces are ideally conquered on cross-country skis or snowshoes, good exercise to defy the icy temperatures. Refreshing experiences can also be had in summer by dipping into Les Taillères Lake or touring the valley by bike. Whichever activity you choose: breathtaking nature sceneries are guaranteed.
A warm welcome
After the effort some comfort: the locals know how to warm up their guests! There’s no way you can leave without having tasted the regional cheeses with their wildflower flavours, the gentian spirit produced right there, or the famous local absinthe. Regional dishes can also be enjoyed next to a roaring fire at the Auberge Hôtel-de-Ville or Chez Bichon, a cosy traditional restaurant in the heart of nature. 

Natural sites

Lac des Taillères

Near La Brévine, at an altitude of 1039m, an out-of-this-world lake landscape.

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Lac des Taillères, Vallée de La Brévine


Cultural Heritage | An art gallery in one of the oldest farms in the canton of Neuchâtel.

Winter Activity | Winter treasure hunt with prize draw

Cultural Heritage | At the heart of Switzerland’s Siberia, an illuminated church tower changes colour depending on the temperature.

Regional products | Tasty cheese specialities and subtle aromas that you simply have to experience.

Cultural Heritage | Magnificent stained-glass windows by Lermite in an 18th-century church.

Skiing or snowshoeing

Cross-country skiing | La Brévine - La Brévine

Cross-country skiing | La Brévine - La Brévine

Cross-country skiing | La Brévine - La Brévine

Cross-country skiing | La Brévine - La Brévine

Winter Hiking | Don’t be afraid of the cold, entering the «Swiss Siberia» does not mean you will automatically be transformed...

Cross-country skiing | La Brévine - La Brévine

Snowshoes | La Chaux-du-Milieu - Le Prévoux

Snowshoes | Hear your snowshoes crunch as you discover Switzerland's Siberia.

Hiking or cycling

Hiking | La Brévine - La Brévine

Hiking | La Brévine - Les Verrières

Hiking | La Brévine - La Brévine

Hiking | L'Helvétia - Le Prévoux

Cycling | Les Taillères - Les Taillères

Hiking | La Brévine - Môtiers