Vallorbe

Lake Geneva Region

In the heart of the Swiss Jura, surrounded by abundant greenery, Vallorbe nestles along the banks of the River Orbe. Near the cliffs of the Mont d'Or and Dent de Vaulion mountains, and only a short 20 minutes from Yverdon-les-Bains, the small town invites you to discover the rich cultural heritage and the spectacular nature.

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Hidden fantasy
The wonderful and enchanting world of the Vallorbe Caves. An underground river, waterfalls, siphons, vast halls with surprising shapes, stalagtites and stalagmites. Wonderment extended by the discovery of the "Fairies' Treasure" and its dazzling collection of minerals.

The magic of fire and iron
Set in the heart of the city, the great Vallorbe Forge houses the Iron and Railway Museum. This is an exceptional site on the river side, a true tribute to metalworking over the centuries. From the pulsating forge, the railway tracks invite the traveller to dream on some of the most prestigious trains.

Well kept secrets
At he gates of Switzerland, the Pré-Giroud Fort 1939-1945 is built directly into the mountainside. Its mysteries are buried deep under the Jura Mountains. A labyrinth of underground galleries and rooms fitted out with historical reconstructions disclosing the conditions existing during the Second World War.

Wildly natural
Bears, wolves and buffaloes in the heart of the Jura. Amongst forests and clearings - Nature in the raw. Juraparc - Mont d'Orzeires tames the power and force the open spaces. On the heights of the Grottes aux Fées, Beauty and Beast face it out.

Enchanting paths
A paradies of greenery where beauty and diversity vie for attention. From the magestic cliffs of the Mont d'Or to the tumultuous Orbe Canyon, an infinity of unspoiled landscapes invite you to explore. Hiking, mountain biking and other sport activities can be practised in an unforgettable setting, crowned by the Dent de Vaulion.

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