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Located in the Jura mountains, Fort Militaire de Pré-Giroud served as a military fortification right until the 1980s. Ever since its decommission, the site has been functioning as a museum that provides an insight into the military history with the help of its exhibits.
Valeyres-sous-Rances, a village situated in the Jura-Nord Vaudois district of Switzerland, is a popular tourist destination known for its sheer rustic beauty and its rich heritage and culture. The hamlet has an area of 6.37 square kilometers (2.46 square miles), and a substantial part of its expanse is currently being utilized for agriculture. The chief local attraction of Valeyres-sous-Rances is the Bonstetten House, which is a national heritage site. The entire hamlet is a part of the prestigious Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Overlooking Lake of Joux is Dent de Vaulion, a mountain peak, in the canton of Vaud. It is known for its ski resorts and hiking ventures. Hiking starts from Lake Joux up to the peak of Dent de Vaulion. It takes about 3 hours with the La Petit Dent restaurant on the way. The Chalet de la Dent de Vaulion at the top serves fondue cheese, dried meat and cream desserts with meringue. An orientation map is provided to the hikers which enable them to identify the lakes and mountains as they go by.
Le Suchet is a rugged mountain belonging to the Jura mountain range, and is the pride of the Swiss municipality of Rances. It has a height of 1,588 meters (5,210 feet), and has several trails. This place is ideal for hiking and biking. It summit provides panoramic views of the nearby mountains and the valley stretching endlessly, burgeoning with greenery and animal life. Do give this place a visit if you happen to be in the canton of Vaud.
Juraparc may sound like a safe haven for dinosaurs, but is actually a nature park. The park offers tours wherein you can take a stroll around the property, witnessing the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Animals are abundant here, with bears, wild boar, wolves and bison being spotted on a regular basis. Activities such as educational workshops give you a better insight in to how the park functions without disturbing the fine balance between mother nature and its inhabitants.
A designated Swiss heritage site, the L'Isle Castle is a 17th-century mansion built for Charles de Chandieu which now functions as a tourist attraction and a private events venue. Recently renovated, the beautiful mansion consists of reception rooms, mansions, a courtyard, a garden which are used for local and cultural events as well.