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La Broye
Broye 2003-05-05.jpg
The Broye in Salavaux.
Country Switzerland
Physical characteristics
 - location Semsales (FR)
 - location
Lake Neuchâtel
Length 68 km (42 mi)
Basin size 850 km2 (330 sq mi)

The Broye (Arpitan: About this soundLa Brouye [1]) is a 68 km long river, in the cantons of Fribourg and Vaud, in Switzerland. It has a watershed area of 850 km².


Its source is located in Semsales, in the Frigourgois/Vaudois Prealps, south-west of Bulle. It flows first south-west along the Frigourgois/Vaudois Prealps and turns north after 10 km. The direction of the river changes again near Moudon to the north-east. From Payerne, the Broye is running in a large and agricultural valley. The river flows into Lake Morat first, and then into Lake Neuchâtel through the Broye canal (French: Canal de la Broye)

List of Tributaries

  • The Petite Glâne
  • The Bressonne
  • The Lembe
  • The Arbogne


See also


  1. ^ Dictionnaire-Dikchenéro: Français-Patois/Patê-Franché. Société cantonale des patoisans fribourgeois. Fribourg: 2013. p. 87

External links

  • Tourisme
  • Portail Internet de la Broye vaudoise et fribourgeoise

Coordinates: 46°55′N 7°02′E / 46.917°N 7.033°E / 46.917; 7.033

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