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Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses

Dream makers create automata and music boxes in Sainte-Croix, a village offering a panoramic view of the Alps. Skiers and hikers enjoy the slopes in Les Rasses which are marked and prepared daily.


Perched on a terrace of the Jura, Sainte-Croix and its tourist resort Les Rasses offer a unique view of the Lake Geneva Region and the Alps.

Sainte-Croix focuses on an industrial activity: artistic mechanics, particularly automata and music boxes, whose masterpieces are exhibited at the International Centre for Artistic Mechanics (CIMA) in Sainte-Croix or at the Musée Baud for mechanical instruments in l'Auberson. The specialist, enthusiastic craftsmen who shape wood and metal are nicknamed dream makers.

Above the wintry fog layer, Les Rasses offers 9 ski lifts at an altitude of 1,150 and 1,580 metres: an ideal skiing area for beginners to improve their technique. From Les Rasses to Creux du Van, 65 km of cross-country and snowshoeing slopes are prepared every day.

Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses is located 20 minutes from Yverdon-les-Bains.


Opening times tourist office: 

Monday - Friday: 8.30 a.m. - 12 a.m. and 1.15 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. 

Saturday (July and August): 9.30 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Information point of Les Rasses
Tel: +41 (0) 24 454 48 09

December – March - depending on the opening of the ski lifts

Wednesday, Saturday – Sunday : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

During Holidays
Every day : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

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Office du Tourisme de Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses
Rue Neuve 10
1450 Ste-Croix
Phone +41 (0)24 455 41 42
Fax +41 (0)24 455 41 15


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Office du Tourisme de Sainte Croix/Les Rasses | Rue Neuve 10 | 1450 Sainte-Croix | Tel. +41 (0)24 455 41 42 | Fax +41 (0)24 455 41 15 | ot@sainte-croix.ch
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