Abbatiale Romainmôtier

Romainmôtier Heritage Trail - 124

The forces of Nature have wrought the landscapes of Nozon Valley, a preserved environment of natural and wild Middle-Age beauty. This trail is a combination of a hike in a natural environment and the discovery of local historical heritage.

You will discover varied and sometimes strange biotopes along your way. Depending on the season, you will see the river banks covered with spring snowflakes or with bear's garlic. Bunches of box trees and lean oak trees grow on the rocks above the cliffs, conferring a Mediterranean look to the landscape.

Humans have left their mark in these wild forests throughout history: prehistoric stones with strange signs, ovens to reduce iron ore, limekilns, quarries to exploit ashlars or to make the magnificent fountain basins featured in the villages of the Lake Geneva Region.

Along the way you will discover a quarry where many basins of our region were made. You will also see vestiges of iron ovens and limekilns, as well as an engraved stone in a place called Les Gottettes. Back in Croy, don't miss the ancient public wash houses and fountains.

  •  Practical information

  •  How to get there?

Town
Romainmôtier
Distance
13 km
Duration
3h45
Difference in height
888 Metres
Difficulty
Easy

Not to be missed in the vicinity

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