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A very helpful Tourist Bureau and working foundry combined

It's rare to get so much packed into a tiny corner of a small town like Vallorbe. The staff at the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
freewheelindave
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Canberra
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RAILROADs / IRON ~ incrediblely fascinating ~

small city of VALLORBE Vallorbe, former steel city, still lives in the Iron Age with its... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2014
20neveradullmoment13
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Los Angeles, California
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Aug 10, 2018
“A very helpful Tourist Bureau and working foundry combined”
May 15, 2014
“RAILROADs / IRON ~ incrediblely fascinating ~”
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Since 1495 the 'Grandes Forges' has been the fire burning at the heart of Vallorbe, contributing greatly to the wealth of the town. Classed a historic monument, this exceptional location has housed a museum dedicated to the ironwork industry and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Grandes Forges 11, Vallorbe 1337, Switzerland
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+41 21 843 25 83
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

It's rare to get so much packed into a tiny corner of a small town like Vallorbe. The staff at the Tourist Bureau are generous with their time, courteous and efficient. Next door there is an amazing musee with all things iron. Weird and wonderful...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

small city of VALLORBE Vallorbe, former steel city, still lives in the Iron Age with its extraordinary Museum of Iron and Railroad. The desire to meet the know-iron iron on the site of the "Grandes Forges." Four paddle wheels driven by the Orb irrigate the...More

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Simon L, Gérant at Iron and Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2016

Hi, Thank you for letting your opinion about our museum. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your two visits here. I just let you know that we have some new things to discover (app to visit the museum, new showroom, etc.) from the...More

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