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Lac de Joux

Lake Joux, in the heart of the Vaudois Jura, is the largest lake in the entire Jura massif. In winter, it turns into the largest natural ice rink in Europe and in summer it attracts sports fans and lovers of nature.

Lake Joux (1,004 m), together with Lake Brenet and Lake Ter, is situated between the Risoud mountain chain and the Mont Tendre massif (1,679 m). Its surface covers 9,5 square km. It is fed by the rivers Orbe and Lionne, whose waters mostly infiltrate into the chalky depths of the lake and flow out at the caves of Vallorbe.

The wind conditions around Lake Joux are particularly appreciated by windsurfers. At the height of summer, the water may reach a temperature of 24°. The natural beaches are sought after by people in search of natural and romantic settings. Campsites, hikes, and bike tours are the ideal ways of enjoying the magnificent scenery around Lake Joux in any season.


Plage du Rocheray, du Pont, de L'Abbaye et des Bioux
Sailing Club: 
Le rocheray, +41 079 207 10 59 
Sailing school: 
Altitude 1004, Les Bioux +41 021 845 55 66 www.altitude1004.ch
Pedalo and boat location: 
Thomas Locations, Le Pont, +41 021 841 18 68 
Altitude 1004, Les Bioux +41 021 845 55 66 www.altitude1004.ch
School/Club Stand Up Paddle:
L'Abbaye +41 076 616 19 85 or www.alpssup.ch
Scuba diving:
Plongée du Lac de Joux: +41 021 845 54 69 
Water skiing: 
Le Rocheray +41 079 433 48 81 or +41 079 212 14 58
Daily fishing permits: 
Le Sentier, préfecture et office du tourisme
Le Pont, Petit Marché
Les Bioux, Campsite à La Ferme (june - august)

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Practical information


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Vallée de Joux Tourisme, Centre Sportif - Rue de l'Orbe 8, 1347 Le Sentier, Suisse - Tél. +41 021 845 17 77 - Fax +41 021 845 50 08 - info@valleedejoux.ch 
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 6pm.
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