Creux du Van
"The rocky cirque of Creux du Van is so many things: a botanical paradise in almost every season, a fascinating site with breathtaking views, a mountain wildlife reserve and a focal point of telluric energy. The circular cliff drops from its 150 m peak down a scree slope, with layers of chalk and brave or solitary trees clinging to the crevices.To walk around the cirque, there’s a path along the edge bordered by a dry stone wall. Sometimes, the path comes within a metre of the precipice. On the last third of the cirque, the view of the cliffs is more complete and more impressive, and this is also where you can come across the famous ibex. This time, we didn’t see them: we’ll be back."
The biggest nature reserve in the canton (15.5 km2).
Access on foot: from Noiraigue
Access by car: from St-Aubin, Couvet or Travers by a tarmac road to the Restaurant du Soliat (becoming narrower at the end). The Creux du Van rocky cirque is approximately 300 m on foot from the restaurant.
In Winter, please check accessibility before leaving.
Good to know
Restaurants and accommodation (from May to October): Restaurant de la Ferme Robert (on the ascent); Ferme du Soliat (at the top).
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