Located between the Jura and the Plateau, the Upper Lake Neuchâtel boasts a wild shore with natural sandy beaches. Grande Cariçaie is the second largest protected lakeside reserve in Switzerland. Whitefish and perch inhabit the lake and are thus terroir products.
Presenting a surface of 217 square km, Lake Neuchâtel is the largest lake within Switzerland.
Bordering on the foothills of the Jura, its northern shore is overhung by countless vineyards unfolding their vines in disciplined rows down towards the lake. Its southern shore opens up to the relief of the Swiss Plateau. The largest lakeside marshlands in Switzerland – La Grande Cariçaie – and the mouth of the river Sauge, both sites for migratory birds, are actively and carefully protected. 200 bird species live there permanently or seasonally, to birdwatchers' great pleasure.
Under Mediterranean pine trees, countless beaches offer ideal swimming conditions: sandy beaches, shallow depth, tree-lined shores and picnic areas.
What could be more romantic than drawing alongside Grandson or Yverdon-les-Bains, with a scheduled boat of the Navigation Company, which stops at a dozen ports any day of the year. Gourmet cruises propose white wine, whitefish and perch fillets, as well as other tasty terroir treasures from around the Yverdon-les-Bains Region.