Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Stage 17Berne / Finhaut-Emosson

Start 12h15 (Local time)
  • Christian Prudhomme's comment

    From north to south, it'll be a day of discovery and 100% Swiss with a spectacular finish situated at the Emosson dam.There will be opportunities to seize on the sequence of 13 kilometre heading to the summit of the Col de la Forclaz, and then on the 10 kilometres that remained to be covered to reach the Emosson dam.

The stage in videos

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Tourist attractions

On the road

 La mairie de Berne © Daniel Schwen  La mairie de Berne © Daniel Schwen

Population: 1,1 million
Capital: Bern
Surface: 5,959 km2
Specialities: Emmental, Toblerone, Nestlé chocolates, Ovomaltine. Orchards.Berner Teller (meat, sauerkraut, beans and potatoes), Berner Rösti. Meringues. Nut gingerbread. Meitschibei (nut cakes).
Sports: Young Boys of Bern, Lauberhorn downhill races in Wengen, Gstaad Tennis Open, Bern running Grand prix. Stade de Suisse, Arena Thun.
Tourism: Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau, summits listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO, like Bern (Federal Palace, Clock Tower). Museum of film and photography in Biel/Bienne, “Days of Crime” and Franz Gertsch Museum in Berthoud, Paul Klee Centre in Bern, Bourse Suisse aux Spectacles in Thoune (Thun), Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Gurten Festival (rock)
Economy: federal administration, watchmaking (Omega, Rolex, Longines and Swatch), telecoms (Swisscom), pharmaceutical industry, machines, cycling wheels (DT Swiss), agriculture.
Websites / FB / Twitter: www.be.ch

Le château de Landsitz Lohn © H.Grob

Population: 4,000 inhabitants
The castle of Landsitz Lohn was for a long time the residence of the guests of the federal government.

 Le lac Léman © Tschubby  Les vignobles de Lavaux font face aux Alpes © CalistaZ  Le château de Chillon sur le lac Léman © Benjamin Gimmel

Population: 755,000
Capital: Lausanne.
Surface: 3 212 km2
Specialities: papet vaudois, saucisson vaudois and saucisse aux choux (sausages), tomme vaudoise, Vacherin Mont-d'or, Etivaz (cheese), chocolates, wines.
Sports: International Olympic Committee (Lausanne), UCI (Aigle) and 22 international federations Athletissima, Lausanne athletics meeting.
Tourism: lake of Geneva, Olympic Museum, châteaux of Chillon and Aigle. Swiss Cinémathèque, International dance contest, Béjart Ballet. Yverdon. Les Diablerets. Roman vestiges. Vineyards of Lavaux. Montreux jazz festival.
Economy: health, banking, finance, insurance, audit and consulting, university and research, engineering. Micro-technologies, watchmaking, medical technologies, biotechnologies.
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.vaud.ch

Le château de Landsitz Lohn © H.Grob

Population: 4,000 inhabitants
The castle of Landsitz Lohn was for a long time the residence of the guests of the federal government.

 Station de ski de Verbier © Norbert Aepli La basilique de Valère, à Sion © Julian Mendez

Population: 327,000
Capital: Sion
Surface: 5,224 km2
Specialities: wines (fendant, petite arvine, cornalin, pinot noir). Raclette cheese. Rye bread. Williamine. Abricotine (pear and apricot liquors)
Sports: FC Sion, alpine skiing (World Cup races in Crans-Montana, Loèche…). Tour de Romandie and Tour de Suisse. Patrouille des Glaciers. Ice hockey.
Tourisme : stations de ski (Crans-Montana, Loèche, Saas-Fee,Verbier, Zermatt, Zindal). Fondation Gianadda (Martigny). Ville de Sion. Festivals de musique de Sion et Verbier. Caprices Festival à Crans-Montana. Basilique de Valère. Abbaye de Saint-Maurice.
Économie : tourisme, industrie pharmaceutique, aluminium (Alcan), horlogerie, microtechniques, biotechnologies, viticulture, élevage.
Sites web / FB / Twitter : www.vs.ch, www.valais.ch

Le château de Landsitz Lohn © H.Grob

Population: 4,000 inhabitants
The castle of Landsitz Lohn was for a long time the residence of the guests of the federal government.

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