Hotel des Horlogers
Vallee de Joux
Who we are

Who we are

Let's travel through time...

The establishment’s first Combières archives date back to 1857 when watchmaking was booming in La Vallée de Joux. We discover that the Hotel had been baptized "Hotel de France" in reference to the diligence of the postal service which linked Le Brassus to Les Rousses and which began its rounds at the Hotel. 

 

Its history changed in 2003 when Audemars Piguet became the new owner and renamed it “Hôtel des Horlogers” in tribute to the know-how of La Vallée de Joux. All the charm of the Hôtel des Horlogers was inside where the typical spirit of La Vallée de Joux was represented. 

 

No longer corresponding to the ecological and energy criteria of modern buildings, Audemars Piguet decided in 2016 - after the public auction of its furniture - to launch a new chapter by constructing a building in compliance with the most demanding charters of Minergie Eco. 
 

Let's travel through time...

Our values

  • Authenticity
  • Harmony
  • Ingenuity
  • Liberation
  • We belong here

Humble and authentic in what we stand for, how we act and the way we embody the spirit of the watchmakers.

We break down the boundaries between Nature and Architecture, creating a space of harmony.

Our spirit of innovation is inspired by our watchmaking roots and extends to our architecture and overall Guest experience.

Time restrictions are replaced with the liberating feeling of making time for yourself and connecting with nature.

We are deeply rooted in La Vallée de Joux and are willing to share with you all of its wonders. We blend local flavours and art de vivre to create unique experiences. You will love it.

Our values

Sustainability

  • Our engagement
  • Energy
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Green purchases

Hôtel des Horlogers is commited to always working in harmony with its environment by participating in sustainable development projects and meeting the most demanding eco-responsible standards. 

 

The building is at the forefront in ecological terms, both in the development of its construction and in its daily operations by keeping a spirit of continuous improvement.

• The hotel meets the latest Minergie-Eco requirements for energy efficiency and eco-responsible construction. 

 

• 126 photovoltaic panels are set on the roof of the building. 

 

• No paper policy : Digitization of the majority of our communication support, restaurant and bar menus. Digital check-in process. 

 

• Visit cards are paperless. (Near Fiels Communication technology) 

 

• No plastic policy : Biodegradable materials for single-use items. Burlap bags, pencils with thyme seeds that can be planted in the garden instead of pens, wooden combs, cornstarch straws, organic slippers and many more. 

 

• Eco-fill : Eco-friendly dispensers combining single-use pouches and traceability for liquid soaps and shampoos that reduce environmental impact, resulting in 67 times less waste. 

 

• Bottling system for spring water from the Valley to avoid transportation of tons of glass bottles all year round, reducing our carbon footprint.

• A vegetable garden, for the Hotel to produce its own fruits, vegetables and aromatic plants. 

 

• Support of organic production and humanitarian projects in the countries of origin for imported raw materials, such as coffee and tea. 

 

• Partnership with Parc Jura Vaudois : with every bottle sold, an amount of 20 cents goes to the Parc. 

 

• Charging stations for electric cars and bicycles in our outdoor and indoor car parkings. 

 

• Transfers to and from the Hotel are made with hybrid cars.

• Made entirely Swiss, le Spa by Alpeor uses plants and flowers form the Vallée de Joux and the Canton du Valais. 

 

• Locally produced wines, brewed beers and distilled spirits represent most of our menu.

 

• Our coffee is roasted in the Vallée de Joux and placed in biodegradable capsules. 

 

• The cleaning products used throughout the Hotel are organic. 

 

• We prioritize local and regional suppliers to reduce carbon footprint during transportation (Féra caught by Mr. Meylan on the Lac de Joux, the cheese comes from the Pittet family at the Brassus, butter from the Hauser family, and meat from Mr. Rochat).

Sustainability

Experiences

We encourage you to make time for yourself and connect with nature.
Here are some of our proposals :

  • All
  • Watch lovers
  • Nature Lovers
  • Romantic Lovers
  • Road lovers
  • Design lovers
  • Sports lovers
  • Food lovers
Nature Lovers
Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers

A gourmet break during your walk? We will prepare a picnic for you to take away! Enjoy a stay for two, including the night, breakfast and a home-made picnic.

 

From CHF 420.-

Sports Lovers

Sports Lovers

Explore the Vallée de Joux and its landscapes by bike. A stay for two, including the night, breakfast and half-day rental of 25km/h electric bikes.

 

From CHF 430.-

Food Lovers
Food Lovers

Food Lovers

Discover local and seasonal cuisine! A stay for two, including the night, a 4-course discovery meal (excluding drinks) at Brasserie Le Gogant and breakfast.

 

From CHF 520.-.

Watch Lovers
Watch Lovers

Watch Lovers

Immerse yourself into the world of the Haute Horlogerie, the heritage of the Vallée de Joux. A night for two persons, including breakfast and two tickets to visit the Espace Horloger in Le Sentier. 

 

From CHF 430.-.

Romantic Lovers
Romantic Lovers

Romantic Lovers

A romantic stay with a moment of relaxation at the Spa by Alpeor. A night for two persons, including breakfast, two 60 minutes "Entre Pics et Monts" massage and two kirs sapin at the Bar des Horlogers. 

 

From CHF 650.-.

Train ticket offer - Parc Jura Vaudois
Train ticket offer - Parc Jura Vaudois

Train ticket offer - Parc Jura Vaudois

From August 1 to October 31, your round tip train ticket is free for all bookings of 3 nights or more.

Information and reservations at welcome@hdh.swiss

Mushroom picking
Mushroom picking

Mushroom picking

Your picking in our dish! From now on, you can book your table at Brasserie Le Gogant to enjoy dishes featuring your mushrooms as the main ingredients!

 

For further information: welcome@hdh.swiss
 

Picnic in the Risoud forest
Picnic in the Risoud forest

Picnic in the Risoud forest

Our team will be delighted to organize a tailor-made picnic that will introduce you to local flavors. 

 

From CHF 38.-/person.

 

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet

Dive into the heart of the Audemars Piguet universe.

 

Reservations only on their website.

Teambuilding
Teambuilding

Teambuilding

For your teambuildings and outings, we'd be delighted to organize bike tours, guided hikes, picnics, private space, meals, cultural visits...

Information et reservation : events@hdh.swiss

Visit Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
Visit Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre

Visit Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre

Discover Jaeger LeCoultre's expertise and heritage.

 

Reservations only on their website.

Bike and picnic tour in the Vallée de Joux
Bike and picnic tour in the Vallée de Joux

Bike and picnic tour in the Vallée de Joux

Discover the Vallée de Joux by electric bike and enjoy a picnic with local flavors. Half-day or full-day tours.

 

From CHF 83.-/person.

Bike ride in the region
Bike ride in the region

Bike ride in the region

Would you like to venture into the Risoud forest without a guide? A nice discovery of the Risoud forest refuges! 

 

From CHF 45.-/person.

Espace Horloger
Espace Horloger

Espace Horloger

The Espace Horloger offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of fine watchmaking and its professions. 

 

From CHF 6.-/person.

In the footsteps of the Passeurs of WW II
In the footsteps of the Passeurs of WW II

In the footsteps of the Passeurs of WW II

The Risoud Forest is full of mystery and magic; to the west of the Vallée de Joux, this wild region witnessed daring and discreet passages during World War II. 

 

Price on request.

The Deep Time Walk
The Deep Time Walk

The Deep Time Walk

Let's walk on the steps of the history of the earth, through the arrival of water, the beginning of life, the extinction of ammonites and dinosaurs and many other stories... 

 

Price on request.

Golf Indoor
Golf Indoor

Golf Indoor

Golf Indoor La Vallée: where golf becomes a year-round experience, with no weather constraints! For amateurs and professionals, the experience is open to all. 

 

From CHF 75.-/person.

Further information: welcome@hdh.swiss

Guided tour "à la carte"
Guided tour "à la carte"

Guided tour "à la carte"

With cultural visit and various subjects, mountain pastures, cheese, stories and tastings... 

 

Price on request.

For more information and reservation: welcome@hdh.swiss

Le Grand Tour of Switzerland
Le Grand Tour of Switzerland

Le Grand Tour of Switzerland

The Vallée de Joux is one of the 8 stages of the Grand Tour de Suisse. Whether by car, bike or motorcycle, a break at the Hôtel des Horlogers to discover the region is well deserved!

Architectural Tour
Architectural Tour

Architectural Tour

A tour that will make you discover an architectural heritage full of history. 

 

Price on request.

For more information and reservation: welcome@hdh.swiss

Resonance wood
Resonance wood

Resonance wood

A visit around the resonance wood awaits you, with the aim of making you discover one of the natural riches of the region. 

 

Price on request.

For more information and reservation: welcome@hdh.swiss

Tennis lesson
Tennis lesson

Tennis lesson

Summer or winter, beginner or passionate, Anthony will be happy to give you a private tennis lesson!

 

CHF 100.-/hour.

For more information: welcome@hdh.swiss

Watchmaking training center
Watchmaking training center

Watchmaking training center

In the cradle of Haute Horlogerie, the first Watchmaking Initiation Center in the Vallée de Joux welcomes you.

 

On reservation.

Vacherin Mont d'Or Museum
Vacherin Mont d'Or Museum

Vacherin Mont d'Or Museum

The Vacherin Mont-d'Or Museum tells the story of the cheese from the Vallée de Joux in its birthplace: the village of Charbonnières. 

 

For groups only, price on request.

For more information and reservation: welcome@hdh.swiss

Ski & Wake Lac de Joux
Ski & Wake Lac de Joux

Ski & Wake Lac de Joux

Summer relaxation with water skiing, buoyancy and wakeboarding at Le Rocheray with Ski Nautique et Wakeboard du Lac de Joux.

Vallée de Joux Altitude 1004
Vallée de Joux Altitude 1004

Vallée de Joux Altitude 1004

Water activities on the Lac de Joux, in an idyllic setting.

Motorbike ride

Motorbike ride

The magnificent roads will make you discover the region and enjoy an unforgettable experience! 

 

Our Guest Experience team will be happy to guide you: welcome@hdh.swiss.

Relaxing Ritual
Relaxing Ritual

Relaxing Ritual

A face and body ritual including a signature body massage "Entre Pics et Monts", combined with an Ulticell Premium® facial. 

 

CHF 490.-/person.

Reservation : lespa@hdh.swiss