is a Swiss industrial town located right on the border between Switzerland and France. It is part of Jura-Nord Vaudois district in Vaud canton. The town is hemmed in on threee sides by mountains reaching to a height of 1,480 m (4,860 ft). The town itself is in a valley with the River Orbe flowing through it. It covers 23.18 sq km (8.95 sq mi) and has a population of 3,000 people (2011 estimate).
Vallorbe was first mentioned in history in 1139. Since the Middle Ages it has been a center for iron smelting. Due perhaps to its proximity to France, the people of Vallorbe are overwhelmingly French speaking (85.5%). The Swiss Reformed Church has a slightly higher percentage of attendees (38.8%) compared to the Roman Catholic Church (34.8%).
The entire village of Vallorbe is today listed in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. It has a number of sights worth visiting.
Sights & Attractions in Vallorbe
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- Fort de Pré-Giroud
Fort built to resemble a chalet. It was constructed just before the outbreak of World War II to provide surveillance on the French border.
- Grottes de Vallorbe
This is a series of caves that is open to tourists. You can admire the stalactites and stalagmites.
- Musée du Fer et du Chemin de Fer (Iron and Railway Museum)
Museum that provides an insight into the Swiss iron industry as well as the Swiss railway.
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