The northern part of the Vaud Canton, in the Jura mountain range, is full of nice surprises. Blue lakes, amazing caves, green pastures, beautiful landscapes will seduce you for sure!

Col de la Faucille
This road pass culminating at 1323m connects the Pays de Gex, gateway to Switzerland, and the French Jura. A little below, the view of Mont Blanc is superb on a clear day. The top of the pass is a popular destination for hikers in summer and skiers in winter.
Col du Marchairuz
High mountain pass (alt. 4,747 ft) in the Jura Vaudois, connecting Le Brassus (Joux Valley) and Bière (Morges hinterland). Maximum grade 14 percent.
Col du Mollendruz
A mountain pass (alt. 1,184 m) in the Vaud Jura Mountains, connecting the hinterland of Morges to the Joux Valley. Open all year, it's a starting point for many hikes in summer and, in winter, it's a paradise for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Situated in France 5,640 ft above the sea, it's the highest summit of the Jura mountain range, overlooking Geneva and the Gex countryside. Panoramic view on Lake Geneva, Jura, and Alps.
Dent de Vaulion
1,483 m above the sea, this summit overlooking Joux Valley offers a panoramic view on 7 lakes when the sky is clear. It is easily reachable by a narrow mountain road.
Grottes de Vallorbe
The Vallorbe Caves, a journey to the center of the Earth, on the road connecting Vallorbe to the Joux Valley, in the Jura Vaudois (western area of the Jura mountain range).
A theme park at Mont d'Orzeires Pass, between Vallorbe and Joux Valley, where you can watch American bisons, bears, wolves and Przewalski horses.
La Dôle
1677 m above the sea, it's the second highest summit of the Swiss Jura. Situated above Nyon, it's easily reachable with a marked trail and if you're lucky you'll see many chamois.
La Sarraz
A little town situated near the first slopes of the Jura mountains. The Saint-Antoine chapel and the castle are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance, and the entire old town is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Swiss Horse Museum beside the castle.
Le Brassus
Situated in Joux Valley near the French border, Le Brassus is the last village before Marchairuz Pass (road to Lake Léman) and Parc Jurassien Vaudois (nature park).
Le Lieu
A small village in Joux Valley, among pastures and forests, with a magnificent view over the tiny Ter Lake.
Le Pont
In the heart of Joux Valley, just between Lake of Joux and Lake Brenet, Le Pont is an ideal starting point for many hikes around the lakes or up to the Dent de Vaulion (Vaulion Tooth), a mountain with a breathtaking view on the whole valley.
Le Sentier
Situated at the western end of Lake of Joux in the Joux Valley, Le Sentier is a village where many luxury Swiss watchmakers are based (Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin...).
Situated on the eastern shore of Lake of Joux, in the Joux Valley, L'Abbaye is a wonderful village for nautical sports in summer and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in winter.
A village near Sainte-Croix, over Yverdon-les-Bains, in the Swiss Jura Mountains. It is famous all over the world for its incredible music-box museum, the Musée Baud, a must-visit.
Mont Tendre
Highest summit of the Swiss Jura Mountains, at 1679m over sea. A great place for a hike, with breathtaking views!
A town at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains, famous for its Roman mosaics, but also for its surrounding vineyards, the beautiful Côtes-de-l'Orbe.
This village is situated in the North of Canton of Vaud, at the foot of the Jura mountains. It takes its name from its famous Roman abbey and monastery founded in the 10th century by Romanus of Condat (Romanum Monasterium).
Situated above Nyon, 1048 m above the sea, Saint-Cergue is a ski resort in winter, with ski runs at Givrine mountain pass and on the Dôle slopes. In summer, it's a good starting point for hikes in the Jura mountain range.
A village located in the Jura Mountains, above Yverdon-les-Bains, at an altitude of 1,086 m. In winter it's a popular winter sports resort and in summer an ideal starting point for hikes on the Jura summits. A place renowned all over the world for its art mechanics, especially music boxes, created by passionate craftsmen.
A little town located near the Swiss-French border, surrounded on three sides with mountains. Its beautiful railway station is listed as a national Swiss heritage site and the entire urban village is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
The village who gave its name to the Dent de Vaulion (Vaulion Tooth), summit overlooking the blue lakes of Joux Valley. Situated in a small valley below the mountain, Vaulion is set in a beautiful landscape offering plenty of nice hikes.
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