🌧️ Rain and Bad Weather | More than 125 Attractions in French-speaking Switzerland

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What to do in bad weather?
What to do when it rains?

Don’t worry about it! The Torpille team offers you nearly 125 activities in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchâtel and Valais to enjoy an excellent day when the sun is not shining. The following indoor activity categories will be ideal when it rains or in bad weather:

  • 75 museums
  • 13 climbing rooms
  • 12 indoor leisure parks
  • 9 tropiquariums and aquariums
  • 6 thermal baths
  • 4 military forts
  • 4 caves
  • 2 mines

🖼️ Museums (75)


Museums are the fastest places to think of in case of bad weather. The Torpille team offers no less than 75 in all French-speaking Switzerland in very diversified categories.

  • Historical museums
  • Technical museums
  • Theme museums
  • Ethnographic museums
  • Museums on Fine Arts
  • Museums on natural sciences
  • Regional museums
  • Science fiction museums

The Geneva Natural History Museum is the most beautiful museum in French-speaking Switzerland. It presents natural animals in their environment.
The Geneva Natural History Museum is the most beautiful museum in French-speaking Switzerland.

Lausanne Invention Space is the best place in French-speaking Switzerland to familiarize children with science.
Lausanne Invention Space is the best place in French-speaking Switzerland to familiarize children with science.

ℹ️ See the geographical location of all museums in French-speaking Switzerland.

🧗 Climbing rooms (13)


Many very well equipped climbing rooms have been created over the past 5 years in French-speaking Switzerland and in particular in the Lake Geneva region. It is a good idea of rainy activities for the whole family and it is not necessary to own equipment, everything can be rented on site.

The 13 climbing rooms:

  1. Totem Climbing Vevey
  2. Totem Climbing Gland
  3. Totem Climbing Ecublens
  4. Totem Climbing Versoix
  5. Le Cube Mont-sur-Lausanne
  6. Gecko Climbing Sottens
  7. Climbing Wall of Chavornay
  8. RocSpot Echandens
  9. BlocZone Givisiez
  10. Laniac Climbing Bulle
  11. C+ Urban Climbing Milvignes
  12. Dbloc Bulle
  13. Vertic-Halle Saxon

A climbing block zone in the Vertic-Halle room in central Valais.
A climbing block zone in the Vertic-Halle room in central Valais.

ℹ️ All the information is available on the page dedicated to climbing rooms in French-speaking Switzerland.

🎢 Indoor leisure parks (12)


For children, many indoor leisure parks are available.

The 3 parks for children and adults:

  1. Fun Planet Rennaz
  2. Fun Planet Bulle
  3. Jumpark Trampolines Yverdon

Jumpark
Jumpark indoor room yverdon

The 9 bouncy castle parks and climbing structures for children up to 8 years old: (The maximum age can often be higher but the Torpille team recommends a maximum age of 8 years).

  1. Jayland Gland Leisure Centre 
  2. Jayland Villars-Sainte-Croix Leisure Centre
  3. Planeta Magic Saint-Blaise
  4. Bownland Martigny
  5. Monstrofun Martigny
  6. Espace Junior Aigle
  7. Payerneland Payerne (propose aussi un karting pour les adultes)
  8. Fun4Kids Vétroz
  9. Kids Fun Parc Etoy

Games at Jayland Leisure Centre in Etoy.
Games at Jayland Leisure Centre in Etoy.

🐊 Tropiquariums and aquariums (9)


There are many tropical areas in French-speaking Switzerland, where exotic animals such as turtles, crocodiles, monitors, insects and snakes can be found. These are heated and indoor areas.

The 5 vivariums and exotic spaces:

  1. Tropiquarium of Servion
  2. Vivarium of Aquatis
  3. Vivarium of Meyrin
  4. Papillorama
  5. Vivarium du zoo du Bois du Petit-Château

The entrance to the Servion Tropiquarium.
The entrance to the Servion Tropiquarium

There are four aquariums in French-speaking Switzerland, but the only real one is Aquatis. The other three offer some pools but within the framework of an animal park or a museum.

  1. Aquariums of Aquatis
  2. Leman Museum and Aquarium
  3. River House
  4. Papillorama

Visitors in front of an Aquatis aquarium.
Visitors in front of an Aquatis aquarium.

ℹ️ See all the information on the animal parks of French-speaking Switzerland.

💧 Thermal Baths (6)


Thermal baths are a good idea in case of bad weather. There are 6 thermal baths in French-speaking Switzerland. The Torpille team added the thermal baths of Leukerbad because of their proximity to French-speaking Switzerland and Aquaparc with their heated water.

  1. Gruyère Thermal Baths (Charmey)
  2. Lavey Thermal Baths
  3. Yverdon Thermal Baths
  4. Thermes Parc (Val d’Illiez)
  5. Saillon Thermal Baths
  6. Ovronnaz Thermal Baths

The two outdoor pools of the Lavey thermal baths.
The two outdoor pools of the Lavey thermal baths.

ℹ️ All useful information can be found on the thermal baths in French-speaking Switzerland page.

⚔️ Militaires Forts (4)


Five forts are available for visits without reservation in French-speaking Switzerland. These are guided tours with the exception of the fort of Evionnaz.

It is an original idea for an excursion where you should not forget a good pullover. The forts are classified starting from the most interesting.

  1. Pré-Giroud Fort
  2. Cindey Fort
  3. Scex Fort
  4. Champex-Lac Fort
  5. Evionnaz Fort

A guide shows the insertion of a shell into an artillery gun at Fort Cindey.
A guide shows the insertion of a shell into an artillery gun at Fort Cindey.

ℹ️ Read all the useful information on military forts in French-speaking Switzerland.

🕸️ Caves (4)


Four caves allow you to discover the geological subsoil of the French-speaking part of Switzerland dug by the action of water. As with mines and military forts, the temperature in caves is around 8 to 10 degrees Celsius.

  1. Underground Lake of Saint-Léonard
  2. Underground Mills of Col-des-Roches
  3. Caves of Vallorbe
  4. Fairy’s Cave of Saint-Maurice

The underground lake of Saint-Léonard.
The underground lake of Saint-Léonard.

ℹ️ More information on the cavities of French-speaking Switzerland.

⛏️ Mines (2)


Two mines in French-speaking Switzerland are open to visitors and are really worth a visit. As these are guided tours, it is useful to consult the schedules on the site of the mines concerned.

  • Bex Salt Mines
  • Travers Asphalt Mines

The Earth Sciences Museum in Martigny offers a very interesting reconstruction of a mine in its basement.

The visit path in the Bex Salt Mines.
The visit path in the Bex Salt Mines.

Wagons in the Travers Asphalt Mines.
Wagons in the Travers Asphalt Mines.

ℹ️ More information on the mines in French-speaking Switzerland.