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Aubonne
Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 26, Morges–Aubonne
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 27, Aubonne–Nyon
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Du Vallon de l'Aubonne aux vignobles
Du Vallon de l'Aubonne aux vignobles
Route 128, Bière–Yens Gare
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Aubonne
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Stage 2, Echallens (Goumoens)–Rolle
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 5, Bière–Genève
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 2, Genève–Morges
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 7, Morges–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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Route du vignoble de La Côte
Route du vignoble de La Côte
Route 488, Morges–Aubonne–Mont-sur-Rolle–Duilier–Nyon
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Aubonne

Aubonne in the La Côte vineyard country on Lac Léman has a medieval centre and a castle, the same as many of its neighbours. But with the Arboretum and the nearby family excursion favourite of Signal de Bougy, it also boasts two special features.
The historic town of Aubonne stands on a ridge above the valley of the Aubonne River, at the edge of the Jura plateau: a scenic location around 130 m above Lac Léman. The town is a little less than 4km from the lake shore as the crow flies.

Aubonne has a picturesque medieval townscape with parts of the old town fortifications, including two gates, narrow alleyways and patrician houses from the 16th to 19th centuries. Attractions worth seeing include the arcaded Hôtel de Ville, also called the Grenette, built from 1770-80 and originally used as a granary.

The origins of the castle date back to the 11th century but it was extensively rebuilt in the 17th century. It stands in a slightly elevated position at the northern edge of the town above the valley of the Aubonne. The baroque palace and round tower with its domed roof date from 1680. The interior houses an arcaded courtyard and a courtroom with ceiling murals from 1670.

To the north of the city, the Aubonne has cut deep into the molasse layers of the Jura plateau. In 1963, Canton Vaud established Switzerland’s first Arboretum in the river valley. Over 3000 native and foreign species of trees and bushes are displayed on an area of around 200 hectares. The Arboretum also offers a section on forestry equipment and professions (Musée du Bois), an educational forestry path and a beaver rally for youngsters.

Above Aubonne is the Signal-de-Bougy family and experience park of 42 hectares, established by a Migros foundation. Paths suitable for prams and baby buggies, views of Lac Léman and the Alps, playgrounds and relaxation areas, a petting zoo and deer park, a restaurant, picnic spots with barbecue facilities and a public 18-hole golf course: just a few of the wide range of attractions, most of which are free.

And last but not least, a tip for shopping fans: the «Outlet Aubonne» has around 500 boutiques offering a multitude of cut-price international brands from A for Adidas to Z for Zoo York

Highlights

  • Arboretum in Aubonne – Canton Vaud established Switzerland’s first Arboretum in the valley of the Aubonne in 1963. Over 3000 native and imported species of plants are on display.
  • The rolling «La Côte» countryside between the Jura and the lake extends from Morges to Nyon and is one of the largest vineyard regions in Switzerland. Numerous wine villages line the route from Aubonne and Rolle e.g. Féchy.
  • Signal de Bougy - the Migros «Park in the Green» above Aubonne is an extensive excursion and experience destination aimed mainly at families.
Aubonne in the La Côte vineyard country on Lac Léman has a medieval centre and a castle, the same as many of its neighbours. But with the Arboretum and the nearby family excursion favourite of Signal de Bougy, it also boasts two special features.
The historic town of Aubonne stands on a ridge above the valley of the Aubonne River, at the edge of the Jura plateau: a scenic location around 130 m above Lac Léman. The town is a little less than 4km from the lake shore as the crow flies.

Aubonne has a picturesque medieval townscape with parts of the old town fortifications, including two gates, narrow alleyways and patrician houses from the 16th to 19th centuries. Attractions worth seeing include the arcaded Hôtel de Ville, also called the Grenette, built from 1770-80 and originally used as a granary.

The origins of the castle date back to the 11th century but it was extensively rebuilt in the 17th century. It stands in a slightly elevated position at the northern edge of the town above the valley of the Aubonne. The baroque palace and round tower with its domed roof date from 1680. The interior houses an arcaded courtyard and a courtroom with ceiling murals from 1670.

To the north of the city, the Aubonne has cut deep into the molasse layers of the Jura plateau. In 1963, Canton Vaud established Switzerland’s first Arboretum in the river valley. Over 3000 native and foreign species of trees and bushes are displayed on an area of around 200 hectares. The Arboretum also offers a section on forestry equipment and professions (Musée du Bois), an educational forestry path and a beaver rally for youngsters.

Above Aubonne is the Signal-de-Bougy family and experience park of 42 hectares, established by a Migros foundation. Paths suitable for prams and baby buggies, views of Lac Léman and the Alps, playgrounds and relaxation areas, a petting zoo and deer park, a restaurant, picnic spots with barbecue facilities and a public 18-hole golf course: just a few of the wide range of attractions, most of which are free.

And last but not least, a tip for shopping fans: the «Outlet Aubonne» has around 500 boutiques offering a multitude of cut-price international brands from A for Adidas to Z for Zoo York

Highlights

  • Arboretum in Aubonne – Canton Vaud established Switzerland’s first Arboretum in the valley of the Aubonne in 1963. Over 3000 native and imported species of plants are on display.
  • The rolling «La Côte» countryside between the Jura and the lake extends from Morges to Nyon and is one of the largest vineyard regions in Switzerland. Numerous wine villages line the route from Aubonne and Rolle e.g. Féchy.
  • Signal de Bougy - the Migros «Park in the Green» above Aubonne is an extensive excursion and experience destination aimed mainly at families.

Arrival and return Aubonne

Adresse

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

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Chambres d’hôtes Grognuz
Chambres d’hôtes Grognuz
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Aubonne
Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 26, Morges–Aubonne
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 27, Aubonne–Nyon
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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

Aubonne
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Stage 2, Echallens (Goumoens)–Rolle
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 5, Bière–Genève
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 2, Genève–Morges
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 7, Morges–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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Route du vignoble de La Côte
Route du vignoble de La Côte
Route 488, Morges–Aubonne–Mont-sur-Rolle–Duilier–Nyon
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