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Church tower of L'Abbaye
Church tower of L'Abbaye
Coat of arms of L'Abbaye
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Jura-Nord vaudois
 • Total 31.88 km2 (12.31 sq mi)
1,014 m (3,327 ft)
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 1,433
 • Density 44.950/km2 (116.42/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Les Bayets
Postal code
1344 L'Abbaye
1346 Les Bioux
1342 Le Pont
Localities Les Bioux, Le Pont, L'Abbaye
Surrounded by Le Chenit, Le Lieu, L'Isle, Mont-la-Ville, Montricher, Vallorbe, Vaulion

L'Abbaye is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, in the Jura-Nord vaudois district in the Vallée de Joux. Its name is from Lac de Joux Abbey, a Premonstratensian monastery.



L'Abbaye is located on the eastern shore of the Lac de Joux at an elevation of between 1,000 m (3,300 ft) and 1,600 m (5,200 ft). It is at the heart of the Vallée de Joux in the Jura. It includes also the villages of Les Bioux and Le Pont.

The municipality was part of the La Vallée District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and L'Abbaye became part of the new district of Jura-Nord vaudois.

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