Watch Valley – Vallée de Joux

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The Watch Valley – Vallée de Joux – invites you to discover and relax with fantastic views of lakes and pastures, endless spruce and fir forests and the highest peaks of the Jura. This valley offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural diversity.

The Vallée de Joux, situated on a Jura plateau and with direct access to France, promises visitors an incomparable natural experience. Picturesque lakes, lush forests and one of the largest cross-country skiing paradises in Central Europe await you here.

Note: Visit of Vallée de Joux is part of our Luxury Tours Switzerland.

Musée Audemars Piquet / Foto Brigitte Heller

Musée Audemars Piquet / Foto Brigitte Heller

The Vallée de Joux region impresses with its beautiful landscape and the variety of activities it has to offer. The clear lakes invite you to relax and unwind, while the surrounding forests invite you to enjoy relaxing walks and adventures in nature. Above all, however, the valley is known as an Eldorado for cross-country skiing enthusiasts. The extensive trails and perfect conditions make the Vallée de Joux a true paradise for cross-country skiers from all over the world.

Experience the unique combination of natural beauty and sporting pleasure in the Vallée de Joux. Whether you admire the glistening lakes, hike through the majestic forests or venture out on the cross-country ski trails – an unforgettable experience awaits you here that will inspire your senses.

A particular highlight of the Vallée de Joux is its cultural significance. This is the heart of the art of watchmaking, the likes of which can be found nowhere else in the world. An almost 300-year-old tradition of watchmaking is concentrated in a small area and is still kept alive today. A journey of discovery to some of the most complicated and valuable watches in the world will quickly make you forget the time.

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet

The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet offers a fascinating cultural journey through the past, present and future of the brand for people of all ages. The museum is located in Le Brassus, the “birthplace” of Audemars Piguet, and opened on June 25, 2020. Its innovative museum design and state-of-the-art architecture showcase two centuries of watchmaking history in a highly engaging way.

Espace Horloger / Foto Brigitte Heller

Espace Horloger / Foto Brigitte Heller

Exhibition Espace Horloger in the Vallée de Joux

At the Espace horloger in Le Sentier, visitors have the opportunity to explore a fascinating selection of watches with complications from the valley’s most renowned manufacturers. This place offers an exciting insight into current production and the technical mastery behind these watches. Visitors are introduced to an innovative museography characterized by cutting-edge technologies and promising an impressive experience.

The exhibition in the Espace horloger offers interactive opportunities to experience the world of watchmaking up close. The “Tables des métier” and the “Ludotemps” give visitors a virtual tour and an interactive experience. With the “Ludotemps”, you can virtually take apart and reassemble a watch movement, virtually wear various watch models and obtain detailed information about the individual parts and their functions.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of watchmaking at Le Sentier’s Espace horloger. Discover the craftsmanship behind the complex watches and learn more about the technological innovations that drive this industry. An interactive and educational experience awaits you that will delight more than just watch enthusiasts.

Video The watchmaking valley: Vallée de Joux – nature and authentic craft. | Switzerland Tourism

With panoramic views of lakes and meadow landscapes, endless forests of spruce and fir, and the highest peaks in the Jura, the Vallée de Joux is the perfect place to explore and unwind. The valley also has a unique culture: no other place in the world has such a wealth of watchmaking expertise concentrated in such a small area. This 300-year-old tradition is still practised today. Anyone who goes to see some of these watches, which are among the most complicated and valuable in the world, will soon lose all sense of time…

The watchmaking valley: Vallée de Joux – nature and authentic craft. | Switzerland Tourism

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