Lucens is a pretty village with a lovely medieval fortress, a Sherlock Holmes Museum, many hiking trails as well as mini golf and swin golf courses nearby in the small agricultural community of Cremin.
The Chateau de Lucens Castle partly dates back to the thirteenth century but most of the building is from the sixteenth century and later when the Bernese ruled over Vaud. In the 1960s and 1970s, Lucens Castle was the home of Sir Adrian Conon Doyle, son of the more famous Sir Arthur. He left memorabilia from his father and his most famous characters for the small Sherlock Holmes Museum housed in the Maison Rouge in Lucens’ old town.
Several hikes are possible in the forests in the hills behind Schloss Lucens. A VTT mountain bike and horse riding trails are further attractions. In the small agricultural community of Cremin, visitors can enjoy a leisurely game of mini golf or swin golf – both courses feature 18 holes.
- See Lucens – Sherlock Holmes, Mini & Swin Golf, Castle near Lausanne for more information on this lovely town in the Broye region near Lake Geneva in Canton Vaud, Switzerland