The «Lac de Joux» is a beautiful lake in the «Vallée de Joux» (Joux Valley) in the canton where we live, Vaud. It’s only within a little bit less than 1h drive from home, Nyon, and it is the largest lake in Switzerland lying above 1,000 metres.
I was keen to go since a while, since it’s surrounded by nature and they said it’s the perfect destination for nature-lovers. Finally, last Tuesday it was the perfect day to go. And to make it more fun, we discovered that the Vallée de Joux tourism office created an app with a fun game while walking around the lake: It’s a digital treasure hunt with quizzes, «good to know» questions-answers and providing interesting information about the area that is based in your location through a radar, and the app sends you proactive notifications when there’s something interesting to say about a specific point you are located or just to make you look at a specific detail you wouldn’t look at otherwise. It’s a fun treasure hunt to learn more about the region in terms of history, gastronomy, culture, flora and fauna. Here are the details. We loved it!
As per the lake itself… it didn’t deceive me. On the opposite, it’s even more beautiful than I expected. We didn’t had the time to do the tour to the lake (25km). Instead, we only did a quarter of it, starting from Le Chenit-L’Orient and walking direction «Le Lieu» (below the pictures from these area of the lake).
Now, I’m looking forward to keep discovering, little by little, the rest of quarters of this piece of natural paradise.