Swiss Jura

Underground Magic in Vallorbe

Only one hour’s drive from Geneva in the Yverdon-les-Bains region, the Grottes de Vallorbe make an unforgettable and fascinating day-out for the whole family. The Vallorbe Caves are filled with stalactites and stalagmites in different shades of amber, and they form a tunnel over the river Orbe. The river Orbe itself is spectacular, surging powerfully through a gorge. We visited the Grottes de Vallorbe recently on a quiet sunny day: walking through those […]

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Walking the Jura

One of our favourite walks in the Jura is from St. Cergue  to La Barillette. As you look up to the Jura from Geneva, La Barillette is the red and white aerial tower to the right of the white golf-ball of La Dôle. Although steep in parts, the path takes you through stunning woodland, pastures and alpine meadows. Flower-lovers may spot (dependant on season) alpine versions of crocus, Canterbury bells, Alchemilla […]

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