The Jura Vaudois Nature Park

The Jura Vaudois Nature Park (Parc Jura Vaudois) extends from the summit of the Dôle at Saint-Cergue to Romainmôtier in the canton of Vaud. Its landscape is extremely diversified. The park had actually been founded in 1973 with the objective of maintaining the traditional cultural landscape by supporting the conventional agriculture and forestry management. The … Read more » “The Jura Vaudois Nature Park”

The Vallée de Joux

The Vallée de Joux (Rock Valley), surrounded by the mountains of the Jura, and its lakes, forests, villages and caves are a world apart, and give an authentic impression of the Jura Vaudois. The monastic era, from the sixth century onwards, opened the way for the first settlers. The rapid economic development, however, only began … Read more » “The Vallée de Joux”


The Arboretum in the valley of the river Aubonne in the canton of Vaud was founded in 1968. The area covers about 200 hectares of meadows and forests. Nine well-marked paths lead to a universe of 3,000 species of trees and shrubs from different continents. The trees from the United States and Japan are present, … Read more » “Arboretum”