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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 lake freezes over in winter and transforms into a gigantic natural ice rink in the centre of a network of cross-country and snowshoeing slopes. Its ice used to be exported to restaurants and hospitals in the plain and abroad.

Information

Ice skates for rent: 
Cordonnerie Mouquin, le Sentier: +41 021 845 54 04

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Address

Vallée de Joux Tourisme
Centre Sportif
1347 Le Sentier
Phone +41 (0)21 845 17 77
Fax +41 (0)21 845 50 08

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Frozen lake in l'Abbaye

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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 7/7 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 6pm
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