Top things to do in Yverdon-les-Bains

Archaeological Site in Yverdon-les-Bains

Mosaïques Romaines d'Orbe-Boscéaz

In the town of Orbe, about 15km west of Yverdon-les-Bains you'll find this series of pavilions containing spectacular mosaics on the site of a 3rd-century Gallo-Roman villa. In the first pavilion is the beautiful po…
Chateau in Yverdon-les-Bains

Château de Grandson

This imposing fortress lies 5km along the lakefront from Yverdon. Its thick stone walls hide a smattering of small museums – the history museum evokes the fate of Charles the Bold who, in early 1476 in his battle ag…
Abbey in Yverdon-les-Bains

Abbatiale de Romainmôtier

About 23km southwest of Yverdon-les-Bains, the little village of Romainmôtier is wholly dominated by the Cluny order’s abbey, a remarkable sandstone church whose origins reach back to the 6th century. Upon and aroun…
European in Yverdon-les-Bains

Restaurant de la Place

Popular Restaurant de la Place serves an eclectic menu of Swiss and Italian cuisine (think fondues, risotto and pasta) from stylish surrounds with a great outdoor terrace.
Beach in Yverdon-les-Bains

Plage d'Yverdon-les-Bains

Yverdon's beach is a wonderful spot to sunbake and bathe in the warmer months.
Museum in Yverdon-les-Bains

Fort de Pre-Giroud 39-45

High in the hills, 31km from Yverdon-les-Bains, what appears to be a stereotypical Swiss chalet is the front for a Swiss Army bunker where troops were mobilised underground during WWII. Guided tours and a museum giv…
Museum in Yverdon-les-Bains

Maison d’Ailleurs

In the Old Town, opposite Yverdon's 13th-century chateau, is this unique science-fiction museum, with a mock-up of a spaceship and a room dedicated to the late HR Giger (of Alien fame). Masses of material deals with…
Italian in Yverdon-les-Bains

Le Bar du Coq

This cool Italian joint is always busy. Expect hearty pastas and a standard menu of Italian favorites.