Tour Saint-Martin Claude Jaccard - www.vaud-photos.ch
Tour Saint-Martin Claude Jaccard - www.vaud-photos.ch
Tour Saint-Martin Claude Jaccard - www.vaud-photos.ch
Tour Saint-Martin Claude Jaccard - www.vaud-photos.ch

St. Martin’s Tower

St. Martin’s Tower, which is 22m high, was built around 1240. It dominates the Vallon des Vaux and offers a magnificent view to the observer. Along with a few other vestiges of the walls it is the only surviving feature of an important medieval town.

It was the seat of a large manor in the 13th century. The site, the centre of which lay to the north of the present tower (keep), contained a castle and a town with a parish church, which was removed to Chêne-Pâquier in 1667. It was burnt down by the Bernese in 1536, and all that remains today are traces of the walls and a big quadrangular tower built around 1240.

On the east side of the tower, facing the interior of the castle, was the entrance door to the keep, 6 to 7 m in height.

The monument was classified in 1911and restored in 1965. For the last few years it has been the object of the benevolent attention of the State Council, a fact which has made it possible to re-open it to the public.

A metal handrail makes it possible to climb up to the top of the tower in safety and to admire the impressive landscape of the surrounding countryside, the lake and the Jura.

  • Address

---

---

min.---°C / max.---°C

Not to be missed in the vicinity...

You may also like...

Yverdon-les-Bains Region on social networks

    ---

    ---

    min.---°C / max.---°C

    Weather forecasts for
    Lausanne
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C
    ------°C---°C

    Terms and conditions

    What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

    you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

    You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

    You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

    You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

    If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

    You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!