Le Brassus

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Coordinates: 46 ° 35 '  N , 6 ° 13'  E ; CH1903:  506343  /  159849

Protestant church in Le Brassus.
Aerial photo (1964)

Le Brassus is a village in the Vallée de Joux , Canton of Vaud , Switzerland . It has been an autonomous district (fraction de commune) of the municipality of Le Chenit since 1908 and has its own municipal council (Conseil d'administration) . The Brassus stream flows through the village .

Economy, transport, sport

Le Brassus is the seat of the Audemars Piguet watch company . Since 1899 it has been connected to the Chemin de fer Pont-Brassus .

Ski tourism has also developed since 1890 ; In 1923/1924 a ski jump was built. In 1964, the second European orienteering championship was held in Le Brassus .

From the 16th century there was an ironworks and a blast furnace in Le Brassus; the pig iron smelting was discontinued at the end of the 18th century.


Facade of 7 rue de la Gare, Le Brassus.
Sundial at 7 rue de la Gare, Le Brassus.

The Reformed Church was built between 1835 and 1837, the Catholic one at the end of the 19th century.

A sundial is attached to the house wall at 7 rue de la Gare. It not only shows the time, but also the equation of time .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Germain Hausmann: Brassus, Le. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .