Yverdon (official name: Yverdon-les-Bains) is an economic, administrative and cultural centre in the northern part of the canton of Vaud. Yverdon Castle, a castle of the Dukes of Savoy (13th century), was an educational institution run by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi from 1805 to 1825; it is now a museum. Yverdon's sulphurous thermal springs have been known since Roman times.
Castle and Old Town
The menhirs of Clendy are the most important Neolithic site in Switzerland. Built over 6000 years ago, the 45 statue menhirs stand on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel. Some of the stones carved into human form are 4.5 metres high and weigh over 5 tonnes.
Centre Pro Natura
Pro Natura invites you to discover the natural beauty of the Grande Cariçaie. Interactive exhibitions, themed trails and nature trails keep visitors engaged. The restaurant in the castle offers seasonal cuisine with products from the region or the idyllic gardens of the estate.