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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin du Vallon des Vaux
Chemin du Vallon des Vaux
Route 129, Yvonand–Yvonand
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 6, Ins–Yverdon
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Molondin
Tour Saint-Martin

Tour Saint-Martin

Countless vestiges bear witness to the historical diversity of the region: the tower of St-Martin, an impressive reminder of an important town and of a stately fortress in the 12th century, offers visitors a stunning view of the surrounding countryside.
The castle of the lords of St-Martin-du-Chêne, the keep of which was built in the Romanesque period, certainly dates of the 12th century. It acquired its major importance in the 13th century. Its owners were treated as equals by the lords of Grandson and Estavayer. The castle was occupied by the Swiss Confederates from 1474 to 1475 and then destroyed by the Bernese in 1536.

The square tower of St-Martin is 22 m high. It offers a stunning view of the Jura and the gorges made by the Vaux and Flonzel brooks, which also served as natural pits.

Careful when climbing the seventy steps: the stairs are steep and almost ladder-like.
Countless vestiges bear witness to the historical diversity of the region: the tower of St-Martin, an impressive reminder of an important town and of a stately fortress in the 12th century, offers visitors a stunning view of the surrounding countryside.
The castle of the lords of St-Martin-du-Chêne, the keep of which was built in the Romanesque period, certainly dates of the 12th century. It acquired its major importance in the 13th century. Its owners were treated as equals by the lords of Grandson and Estavayer. The castle was occupied by the Swiss Confederates from 1474 to 1475 and then destroyed by the Bernese in 1536.

The square tower of St-Martin is 22 m high. It offers a stunning view of the Jura and the gorges made by the Vaux and Flonzel brooks, which also served as natural pits.

Careful when climbing the seventy steps: the stairs are steep and almost ladder-like.

Tour Saint-Martin

Adresse

Office du tourisme d’Yvonand
Avenue du Temple 15
1462 Yvonand
Tel. Tél. +41 (0) 24 430 22 02
tourisme@yvonand.ch
www.yverdonlesbainsregion.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin du Vallon des Vaux
Chemin du Vallon des Vaux
Route 129, Yvonand–Yvonand
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 6, Ins–Yverdon
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