Vaud Jura: fascinating plateau

An absolute paradise for cross-country skiers, the Vallée de Joux, instead of high mountains, is a landscape of gentle hills and huge forests.

An absolute paradise for cross-country skiers, the Vallée de Joux, instead of high mountains, is a landscape of gentle hills and huge forests.

The Joux Valley Steam Train from Le Pont to Le Brassus

The Joux Valley train takes you past pine trees, pastures and Jura marshes, travelling alongside the lake and stopping at Sentier and Le Brassus, strongholds of the Swiss watch industry and centres offering many winter and summer activities. This steam train runs on particular Sundays between June and September, from Le Pont to Le Brassus.

Experience an unusual way of travelling: the steam train from Le Pont to Le Brassus.

Around the lake

The Lac de Joux lies at an altitude of 1,000m, and is popular with hikers (circular hike takes a full day) and mountain bikers for its wild beauty and superb shoreline trails.