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Arboretum of the Vallon de l’Aubonne

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Discover Switzerland’s most unique botanical park !

Situated between the cities of Morges and Nyon, above the La Côte vineyards, the magnificently landscaped Aubonne Valley National Arboretum spreads over nearly 200 hectares of forests and meadows. This majestic park contains well over 3’000 different species of trees from mild temperature climate zones around the world. It is the ideal occasion to discover the rich flora from several parts of the globe.

The different walks proposed

The Arboretum of the Vallon de l’Aubonne is open all year round and offers several trails with different themes. They are all clearly marked with colorful learning boards.

Lake trail (orange) : 2.1 km

Starting at the park entrance, this route takes you around the lake and leads to the departures points of the following trails ; Japanese Forest, Bois-Mort, La Vaux, Vergers du Crépon and Bois-Guyot.

Plan trail (red) : 2.5 km

From this pathway you have the possibility to discover some of the park’s most oldest trees such as birches and cedars. You can also see magnolias, oaks, ornamental cherry- and apple trees, firs and spruces… whilst, at the same time, admiring beautifully flowering dogwoods and lilacs.

Bois-Mort trail (beige) : 0.9 km

Along this walk you will learn the usefulness of dead wood.

Forestry exploration trail (gray) : 9.5 km

This route will provide useful information about the various aspects of the forest and its maintenance ; stability, rejuvenation, growth, sustainability and climatic aspects.

Fred le Castor trail (brown) : 2.8 km

Choosing this pathway is ideal for children aged 8 to 14 years old. It is a fun course that helps improve a child’s understanding of the forest in everyday life.

Japanese Forest trail (purple) : 2 km

This route honors Japanese essences. You can walk this trail all year round – with blooming starting already in the winter season.

La Vaux trail (blue) : 1.5 km

This track, situated on the Hill above the lake, lets you discover a collection of false cypresses, lime- and maple threes. Come spring-time, you can admire magnificently flowering viburnum, Judean- and handkerchief trees. And in the autumn, the unique change of colors ensures an exceptional setting.

Orchard du Crépon trail (pink) : 3 km

This path leads through the beautiful orchard that preserves a multitude of traditional varieties of fruit trees from all over Switzerland and its neighboring regions.

Bois-Guyot trail (yellow): 1.2 km

Along this route you have at your disposal a shelter and a picnic place – from which you have a magnificent view of the majestic Alps with the Dents du Midi range, as well as the peeks of Tour Sallière and Mont Ruan. On the way down, there’s also a collection of over 200 species of rosehips from across the northern hemisphere, together with approximately 100 pines of different species.

Take advantage of the fall season and take a walk that is both instructive and magical. You’ll discover the Arboretum as it presents itself to you in beautiful autumn colors !

In addition to the well-marked hiking trails with easy-to-understand information boards, the reception center and the wood museum offer valuable information on all aspects of trees and forestry.

Private events in the Arboretum

Moreover, you also have the possibility to reserve the Arboretum for your private or professional events. Five different rooms are available in the park’s main building to best meet your needs :

  • The reception area can accommodate between 30 and 40 people in a timeless environment.
  • The Gallery is a 250 m² area to present all kinds of exhibitions.
  • The party room is ideal to stage private events such as weddings, banquets or seminars.
  • In the Séquoia saloon with 20 seats you can host small meetings, training sessions and / or workshops in complete privacy. 
  • The Pierre Arnold hall is a large conference facility that can easily accommodate up to 120 people. It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment for seminars.

Take a relaxing stroll in nature’s heart of the Arboretum in the Aubonne Valley with its almost 200 hectares of forests and meadows and discover all kinds of trees and the wonderful world of plants from around the globe !

Book one of our wonderful, comfortably furnished rooms. Not only do you enjoy the authentic charm of La Maison d’Igor, you also have the ideal opportunity for a relaxing stroll in nature’s heart of the Arboretum in the Aubonne Valley – because our hotel is only 20 minutes away from the beautiful park with its almost 200 hectares of forests and meadows.

Would you like to surprise someone close to you ? The Hotel La Maison d’Igor offers you the opportunity to present this person with a gift voucher.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

The management & staff Hotel La Maison d’Igor

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