Creux du Van, Neuchatel

4.8
Forest Park Must See
At Creux du Van, hike around an amphitheatre-shaped natural rock formation situated within a large nature reserve. Created by natural water erosion from a glacier millions of years ago, the semi-circular formation is 1,400 m (4,593 ft) wide and 150 m (492 ft) deep. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, such as lynx and ibex. The formation offers views from above and can be accessed by car or foot. Stop by one of the farms with animals or one of the small restaurants on your way up. Be careful, as the area is not fenced, and the drop is steep. To visit Creux du Van and other attractions in Neuchatel, use our Neuchatel trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Magic, Le Creux-du-Van is a rocky circus of about 1 400 meters wide for 200 meters in height. It is located in the territory of the locality of Gorgier, in the commune of La Grande-Béroche, in the littoral region, in the canton of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland. To discover
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  • Le Creux-du-Van is a geographical contortion, a natural Combe dug in limestone rock. Above it there are close to cows and farms. In the Center there is like a huge crevasse of five hundred meters wide and about 100 meter high. The first visits date back to the 18th century, for example Jean-Jacques Rousseau. It is best to go there at the end of winter when the snow has thawed and the metairies have not yet opened. As the restaurants are still closed, the car parks are empty and there are not many people at the top. We can see some ibex. A beautiful view of the regional park.
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  • It’s natural rocky cirque in canton Nuchatel, in the Southeast of Switzerland. The length of the cirque is around 1,4 km and cliffs drop down on 150 m. Creux du Van is a wonderful picturesque place with breathtaking view. If you are brave enough, you can walk on the edge of this rocky cirque and have possibility to see this natural beauty from different sides.
  • One of the most beautiful views in Switzerland. The google map could be a bit misleading if you want to drive to the area but it's basically located next to the restaurant, probably 100 meters walk from the restaurant. Make sure you ask people about the location otherwise will end up getting lost in the woods. Enjoy the view cause it's rare to find such a gigantic crater that high in the mountains.
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