Yverdon Things to Do
Exposition exceptionnelle à la Maison d'Ailleurs: les œuvres de l'auteur culte Mervyn Peake sont montrées pour la première fois en dehors des îles britanniques dans une grande exposition rétrospective. Près de 250 illustrations originales réalisées entre 1939 et 1954 permettent de rendre un hommage appuyé à ce fabuleux homme orchestre. Mervyn Peake...more
The center of the Old Town is the Place Pestalozzi. On your left e.g. on the eastern part of the square, is the mighty 4-towers château built around 1260 by Pierre II of Savoy. From 1805 to 1825 the château housed an educational institute set up by the visionary reformer Heinrich Pestalozzi Today it’s the home of the museum - Museés d'...more
Le Centre Thermal is a state-of-the-art complex off Avenue des Bains. The water emerges at the surface and flows into various indoor and outdoor pools. Over a thousand people come here every day to take the waters. The first source was discovered more than 15 centuries ago. It spouts out 12 meters depth having temperature 21,4°C. The second source...more
Restaurant du Chateau: STAY AWAY FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION
I went to eat here, and the service was awful, the staff was aggressive, they actually yelled at me infront of other customers. In the end the police were called because I felt it was unjust to pay the full price because of how I was treated as a customer, and as person with a right to be respected. The restaurant called the police, telling them that I refused to pay the entire bill, untrue. In the end , I paid the entire bill, however the worst thing is that the owner of the restaurant demanded my entire credit card number, expiration date, and the security code!! I voiced my concern of fraudulent activity to the police, and they obliged me to give ALL my info to the restaurant, convinced that they needed it for their "records". I ended up being accused drunk, taking a breathalyzer test at the police station ( result 00.0) feeling discriminated against,violated and completely without rights. I had to call my bank back in the U.S. and cancel my credit card, leaving me without access to cash!
Please, for your own protection stay away from this place!
Furthermore, if anybody knows if there is laws against this or if there is somebody I can report this to besides the police, please let me know!
I have traveled all over, and I am not narrow minded. I don't treat others like without respect and I expect the same in return!
Favorite Dish: The food is ok and the ambiance and location are great, however the staff is UNETHICAL!!!Related to:
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Yverdon Local Customs
"Mondes & Voyages: Didier Graffet, de l'île mystérieuse à Avalon" présente le travail de l'illustrateur contemporain le plus important de l'oeuvre de Jules Verne. Didier Graffet a également réalisé de très nombreuses images pour "Les chevaliers de la Table Ronde", "L'anneau des Nibelungen" ou encore "La Compagnie noire".Né en 1970, dans la région...more
Opposite the chateau is the Maison d’Ailleurs (“House of Elsewhere”; Wed–Sun 2–6pm; .7 CHF; students 6 CHF; www.ailleurs.ch). Combined ticket Musée du Château + Maison d'ailleurs: Adult: 12.CHF, student 9 CHF). This science-fiction and fantasy museum is housed in the old prison. As you can judge from the picture, Yverdon did not have high crime...more
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Yverdon Off The Beaten Path
The shortest routes from central France to Italy, and from southern France to Central Europe and Germany, not to mention the vital water route linking the Rhône and the Rhine, all passed through Yverdon. About 2 km east from the Yverdon’s train station, in a wood between the suburb of Clendy and the lakeshore, there are 45 standing stones, or...more
Take a post-bus from Yverdon to Gorgier-St-Aubin and 10 minutes later you will arrive in a small town called Grandson famous due to its château www.memsa.ch/grandson. Bus drops you in Grandson’s Place du château (The castle open 9 – 18, 10CHF, but beware Wednesday school trips when schoolchildren can run all over the place). Inside you can see...more
Go to Pestalozzi Square, 14. It has a remarkable (more so for the topic) collection of works of science fiction, surrealism,those describing the fictitious trips and adventures, as well as novels trying topredict... our future. That's the place where Jules Vernes' works would have found their place some time ago:))Open in winter only, from November...more
The Church at the Place Pestalozzi
Favorite thing: The first temple was built on the site in 1218, only the bell-tower remains from it (containing in its low part the stones taken from the Roman monuments).
The present-day church was built in 1755 by the architects Balk and Vaucher. The frontage of the temple is in Baroque style, assembling two stages of traditional columns carved out of the yellow limestone.
Fondest memory: Interior of the church surprises you immediately when you come in - the benches are not placed in the axis of the frontage but along the windows (the Protestant church does not have a choir).
The main area is surrounded by a gallery on three sides. The organ, built in 1766, underwent many transformations. Next to the entry there are remains of the preceding church, a series of carved wood stalls going back to 1502. From the original 24 pieces (12 prophets and 12 apostles), ten were burned during the Reformation (1536), at the time of the suppression of the choir of the old church.Related to:
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