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Bière
Du Vallon de l'Aubonne aux vignobles
Du Vallon de l'Aubonne aux vignobles
Route 128, Bière–Yens Gare
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Bière
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 4, Yverdon-les-Bains–Bière
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 5, Bière–Genève
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Du Pied du Jura au Léman
Du Pied du Jura au Léman
Route 473, Morges–Colombier–Ballens–Morges
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The name of Bière has nothing to do with bier (beer) but with the old French word for a plain. The name is widely known because of the military training base. The area’s real attraction is found higher up in the landscape of the Parc jurassien vaudois.
The Canton Vaud town of Bière at the southern foot of the Jura is famous throughout Switzerland as the site of an artillery and infantry military training zone. The plateau south of the village and bordered by the rivers of the Aubonne and Toleure has been used by federal troops for major training exercises since 1822. The Swiss military training base for artillery and infantry was established here in 1874.

The one-metre gauge Bière–Apple–Morges railway line also owes its construction at the end of the 19th century to the military base and its associated transport. A branch line of the railway, which today belongs to the Transports de la region Morges–Bière–Cossonay, links Apple with L'Isle.

The centre of Bière has several typical farmhouses dating from the 17th to the 19th century. Apart from these, it is rather more the Jura landscape which is worth seeing: a link road leads from Bière (approx.700m) to the Col du Marchairuz (1447m) into the Parc jurassien vaudois and on to the Vallée de Joux.

The Parc jurassien vaudois is an approx. 100 km2 regional park in the Canton Vaud Jura. It stretches out in the area between the pass roads of the Col de la Givrine in the south west and Col du Mollendruz in the north east, includes the wide high ridges of the foremost Jura chain with Mont Tendre and involves the territories of 23 municipalities. Established in 1973, the Parc jurassien vaudois is characterised by extensive forests and Jura meadows. It is opened up by a variety of hiking paths and educational trails: a geological trail, an educational botanical trail and a trail with information panels on the art of glassmaking. A hike on the Weg der Jurablumen (Jura Flower Trail) on Marchairuz is recommended and particularly colourful in June and July. Also worthwhile is the guided tour on research into one of the largest known colony of wood ants. A park information centre at St. George on the road from Aubonne to the Col du Marchairuz gives details of all attractions and places of interest.

Highlights

  • Parc jurassien vaudois – large regional park in the Canton Vaud Jura between the pass roads of the Col de la Givrine and Col du Mollendruz.
  • Col du Marchairuz – linking the towns of Le Brassus and Bière. Superb panoramic views of Lac Léman and the Alps.
The name of Bière has nothing to do with bier (beer) but with the old French word for a plain. The name is widely known because of the military training base. The area’s real attraction is found higher up in the landscape of the Parc jurassien vaudois.
The Canton Vaud town of Bière at the southern foot of the Jura is famous throughout Switzerland as the site of an artillery and infantry military training zone. The plateau south of the village and bordered by the rivers of the Aubonne and Toleure has been used by federal troops for major training exercises since 1822. The Swiss military training base for artillery and infantry was established here in 1874.

The one-metre gauge Bière–Apple–Morges railway line also owes its construction at the end of the 19th century to the military base and its associated transport. A branch line of the railway, which today belongs to the Transports de la region Morges–Bière–Cossonay, links Apple with L'Isle.

The centre of Bière has several typical farmhouses dating from the 17th to the 19th century. Apart from these, it is rather more the Jura landscape which is worth seeing: a link road leads from Bière (approx.700m) to the Col du Marchairuz (1447m) into the Parc jurassien vaudois and on to the Vallée de Joux.

The Parc jurassien vaudois is an approx. 100 km2 regional park in the Canton Vaud Jura. It stretches out in the area between the pass roads of the Col de la Givrine in the south west and Col du Mollendruz in the north east, includes the wide high ridges of the foremost Jura chain with Mont Tendre and involves the territories of 23 municipalities. Established in 1973, the Parc jurassien vaudois is characterised by extensive forests and Jura meadows. It is opened up by a variety of hiking paths and educational trails: a geological trail, an educational botanical trail and a trail with information panels on the art of glassmaking. A hike on the Weg der Jurablumen (Jura Flower Trail) on Marchairuz is recommended and particularly colourful in June and July. Also worthwhile is the guided tour on research into one of the largest known colony of wood ants. A park information centre at St. George on the road from Aubonne to the Col du Marchairuz gives details of all attractions and places of interest.

Highlights

  • Parc jurassien vaudois – large regional park in the Canton Vaud Jura between the pass roads of the Col de la Givrine and Col du Mollendruz.
  • Col du Marchairuz – linking the towns of Le Brassus and Bière. Superb panoramic views of Lac Léman and the Alps.

Arrival and return Bière

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Office du Tourisme de Rolle
Grand-Rue 1 bis
1180 Rolle
Tel. +41 (0)21 825 15 35
Fax. +41 (0)21 825 11 31
tourisme@rolle.ch
www.tourisme-rolle.ch

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Cabane du Petit Cunay, CAS
Cabane du Petit Cunay, CAS
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Hiking in

Bière
Du Vallon de l'Aubonne aux vignobles
Du Vallon de l'Aubonne aux vignobles
Route 128, Bière–Yens Gare
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Cycling in

Bière
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 4, Yverdon-les-Bains–Bière
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 5, Bière–Genève
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Du Pied du Jura au Léman
Du Pied du Jura au Léman
Route 473, Morges–Colombier–Ballens–Morges
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