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is a small city on the southwestern tip of Lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland. It is within Jura-Nord Vaudois district, in Vaud canton. The city covers 11.26 sq km (4.35 sq mi) and has a population of 27,000 people (2011 estimate). It is the second biggest city in Vaud canton after Lausanne. The city is well known for its thermal springs.
The city of Yverdon-les-Bains began as a Celtic settlement. The area itself has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age around 5,000 BC. Recognizing its importance at the crossroad of major trade routes, the Romans built one of the largest Castrum, or fortifications, in Switzerland. During Roman times, the thermal springs of Yverdon-les-Bains have been discovered and were already in use.
By the 13th century, the town established by the Romans had lost its importance due largely to the receding of the lake, cutting off direct access between it and the port. Peter II of Savoy established a new town and built Château d'Yverdon. The architect was Jacques de Saint-Georges, who also designed Caernarvon Castle
Most of the people in Yverdon-les-Bains speak French (82.6%). Surprisingly the second most common language here is Serbo-Croatian followed by Portuguese. Members of the Swiss Reformed Church comprise the largest segment of the population (35.4%) followed by the Roman Catholics (30.7%).
There are train services to Yverdon-les-Bains from Geneva, Zürich, Bern, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Biel and Fribourg, among others.
Roman Castrum of Yverdon-les-Bainshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eburodunum_(Yverdon_les_Bains)_1.jpg
Sights & Attractions in Yverdon-les-Bains
Menhirs of Clendy, Yverdon-les-Bainshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soleil_pos%C3%A9e_sur_un_menhir_de_clendy.jpg
- Central Thermal
Historic spa reopened in 1977 after it closed down in 1960. Today it is one of the biggest and most modern spas in Switzerland, attracting 1,200 visitors daily.
- Château d'Yverdon
The 13th century castle built by Peter II of Savoy.
- Champ-Pitter Manor House
18th century manor house that served as the residence of Frédéric Haldimann, burgher of Yverdon and the first Governor of Canada (1777-1786).
- Maison d'Ailleurs
Literally "House of Elsewhere", this is a museum of science fiction, with presentations of fantasy and utopian worlds.
- Menhirs of Clendy
Prehistoric standing stones dating to 3,000 BC.
- Place Pestalozzi
Central square across from Château d'Yverdon.
- Roman Castrum
Ruins of early Roman fortifications.
- Temple of Yverdon-les-Bains
Protestant church designed by Geneva architect Billon in 1757.
- Yverdon-les-Bains Town Hall
18th century town hall built between 1768 and 1773.
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