Yverdon-les-Bains with its 24,000 inhabitants, is the second largest town in the Canton de Vaud. Situated at the southern shore of the Lac de Neuchâtel, it is the southern gate to the Pays des Trois-Lacs (Three Lakes Region) , host of the 2002 National Exhibition (Expo.02) in Switzerland.
Mainly known for its thermal baths, this town has also a rich history and art life. It offers a prehistoric site of standing stones (dolmen) that is more than 6’000 years old, ruins of the Roman town, a castle of the 13th century, as well as a church and a city hall of the 18th century. The arts are well represented with the theatre Benno Besson, the Museum of Yverdon, the Swiss fashion museum, and the science fiction museum La Maison d’Ailleurs.
Yverdon-les-Bains is served by one of the most efficient passenger rail services in the world, the Swiss Federal Rail. Trains run roughly each hour between 05:20 and 00:06 every day to and from Geneva, Zurich, Berne, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Biel, Fribourg and points in between.
The transport company TRAVYS (Transport Vallée de Joux – Yverdon-les-Bains – Sainte-Croix) allows you to travel in and around Yverdon-les-Bains. Buses run roughly each 20 minutes between 6AM and 8PM every day.
- Yverdon-les-Bains Region Tourist Office , Avenue de la Gare 2 (Walk outside the main train station and turn to your left. Walk 200 meters and you will see the familiar ‘i’ marking a tourist office in Switzerland.), ☎+41 24 423 61 01, fax: +41 24 426 11 22, e-mail: email@example.com.