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Au sommet du Jura suisse
Au sommet du Jura suisse
Route 130, Le Sentier–Montricher
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Tour du Lac de Joux
Tour du Lac de Joux
Route 127, Le Sentier–Le Sentier
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 6, Vallorbe–Nyon
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Le Grand Risoud Bike
Mont Tendre Bike
Le Chenit
Vallée de Joux

Vallée de Joux

The Vallée de Joux is a secluded mountain valley in the Jura mountains in the canton of Vaud and a very popular location for hiking and cross-country skiing. The varied landscape with extensive forests, meadows, rocky dry meadows and wetland meadows harbours a rich variety of fauna and flora.
The Vallée de Joux – which is famous for watch making and the Swiss cheese Vacherin Mont d’Or – is a secluded mountain valley in the Jura mountains in the canton of Vaud. The main features of the landscape include the lakes Lac de Joux and Lac Brenet and the extensive pine forests and agricultural land.

Geologically, the substratum is limestone which gives the region its characteristic channelled limestone fields, dolines and numerous caves. The Lac de Joux has an underground stream which does not resurface until it reaches Vallorbe.

The raw climate affects the vegetation. Thus, arctic relict species can be found in the blanket mires.

The alternation of forest, pasture, rocky dry meadows and wetland meadows favours the wide variety of flora and fauna. The extensive landscape with the Grand Risoux, Switzerland’s largest contiguous forest, also provides a habitat for beasts of prey such as the lynx. Wolves and bears are said to have lived in the Risoux in the past.
The Vallée de Joux is a secluded mountain valley in the Jura mountains in the canton of Vaud and a very popular location for hiking and cross-country skiing. The varied landscape with extensive forests, meadows, rocky dry meadows and wetland meadows harbours a rich variety of fauna and flora.
The Vallée de Joux – which is famous for watch making and the Swiss cheese Vacherin Mont d’Or – is a secluded mountain valley in the Jura mountains in the canton of Vaud. The main features of the landscape include the lakes Lac de Joux and Lac Brenet and the extensive pine forests and agricultural land.

Geologically, the substratum is limestone which gives the region its characteristic channelled limestone fields, dolines and numerous caves. The Lac de Joux has an underground stream which does not resurface until it reaches Vallorbe.

The raw climate affects the vegetation. Thus, arctic relict species can be found in the blanket mires.

The alternation of forest, pasture, rocky dry meadows and wetland meadows favours the wide variety of flora and fauna. The extensive landscape with the Grand Risoux, Switzerland’s largest contiguous forest, also provides a habitat for beasts of prey such as the lynx. Wolves and bears are said to have lived in the Risoux in the past.

Vallée de Joux

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Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1022
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bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

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Le Sentier
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Chambres d’Hôtes Les Fûves
Chambres d’Hôtes Les Fûves
Orient
Hôtel Restaurant Bellevue le Rocheray
Hôtel Restaurant Bellevue le Rocheray
Le Sentier
Hôtel du Marchairuz
Hôtel du Marchairuz
St-George
Le Pré-Bois
Le Pré-Bois
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Hiking in the surroundings

Au sommet du Jura suisse
Au sommet du Jura suisse
Route 130, Le Sentier–Montricher
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Tour du Lac de Joux
Tour du Lac de Joux
Route 127, Le Sentier–Le Sentier
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Cycling in the surroundings

Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 6, Vallorbe–Nyon
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Le Grand Risoud Bike
Mont Tendre Bike