Lac de Joux is a lake in the Vallée de Joux (Joux Valley) in the Canton of Vaud and located in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland.
Located 50 km north of Geneva and north-west of Lausanne, its mean elevation is over 1000 metres. With a surface area of 9.5 km², it is the largest lake in Switzerland lying above 1,000 metres.
I left Saint-Prex for the Lac de Joux on next day.
L’Abbaye: Founded in 1571, the Municipality of L’Abbaye is composed of three villages, which have their own administration. The Abbey is the only town in the Vallée de Joux to have no direct border with France.
It is a village of dairy and has a population of 1.326.
Les Bioux is a quiet and lovely village on the lake of “Lac de Joux.” I passed by in the village that morning.
I arrived at the parking lot of the village “Le Sentier” 10:30.
Le Sentier is a village in the Vallée de Joux in the Canton of Vaud. Part of the municipality Le Chenit, the village has 3,000 inhabitants.
Le Lieu is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, located on the north bank of the Lac de Joux. It has a population of 868.
Les Charbonnières is a part of Le Lieu, a commune located in the La Vallée district of the canton of Vaud. The village about 350 inhabitants is located on Lake Brenet and Lac de Joux.
The village of Les Charbonnières is reputed to be the birthplace of Vacherin Mont d’Or3, a soft cheese produced only between August and March. Vacherin, cow’s milk cheese, is called “Mont d’Or” from Switzerland. The name (Mont d’Or is “Mount of gold” in English.) is derived from the mountain in this place.
To celebrate the arrival of Vacherin cheese on the dinner table, the village of Charbonnières plays host to villagers and tourists for the Vacherin Festival, which has taken place since 1996.
Le Pont: Inhabited by “Les Pontounets”, the village of Le Pont is located at the north-east end of Lac de Joux.
Le Pont (The bridge), located at 1012m above sea level, is part of the municipality of L’Abbaye.
In the first half of the twentieth century, two modern buildings (the Grand Hotel and Manor High -Roches registered as a cultural monument of national importance) are built overlooking the village, on the edge of the forest.
Manor High -Roches: Having been virtually abandoned, the building is converted in the 1990s into a center for asylum seekers transferred from Geneva for a few years before being abandoned, vandalized and partially closed for several years.
Lake Joux in the Vaud Jura is located at 1000 m altitude in the high valley of the same name. Throughout the year, the stark beauty and wild nature of the area attract many visitors.