Nozon Gorge: Waterfalls between Romainmôtier and La Sarraz

La Sarraz

Medieval Romainmôtier with its famous abbey church marks the start of a walk which takes you through gorges to view spectacular waterfalls.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Romainmôtier, village
Point of arrival:Train station La Sarraz
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time:3h15
Length:10.6 km
Season:all year
Gastronomy:Romainmôtier, Ferreyres, La Sarra


«Romanum monasterum», first mentioned in the 6th century, is one of the earliest monastery settlements in Switzerland, and one of the most important too. The Nozon Gorge, the «Cascade du Dard» and the «Tine de Conflens» waterfalls are nationally less well known, even though the gorge itself bears a marked resemblance to the Grand Canyon in Colorado.

From Romainmôtier, the trail follows the Nozon Canal to Croy and it is there in the «Nozon Gorge» that you will find the beautiful «Cascade du Dard». After Ferreyres and a gentle climb, there is yet another highlight, the idyllic «Tine de Conflens» waterfalls. If you'd like to visit the majestic castle of La Sarraz, check the opening times first.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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