chablais - vaud/valais alps
The Swiss Chablais is the large plain where the Rhône River, past the narrow gorge of Saint-Maurice, flows lazily towards Lake Geneva. Above the left bank stand the Chablais Alps and, above the right bank (a famous winegrowing region), stand the Vaud Alps.
Aigle
A small town in Chablais, renowned for its wines, its Vine and Wine Museum, and its World Cycling Center. Start of roads to various mountain destinations (Les Diablerets, Leysin, Pays-d'Enhaut, and more).
Bex
A little town of Chablais Vaudois, in a winegrowers area, famous for its Salt Mines (cool visit). Start of roads to the Vaud Alps (Villars, Gryon, Grand Muveran area, Col de la Croix).
Bouveret (Le)
This charming Valaisan village is situated at the mouth of the Rhone where it feeds into Lake Geneva. It is known for its beautiful beach and its amusement parks, the Aquaparc and the Swiss Vapeur Parc.
Champéry
The charming Valaisan resort of Champéry is nestled at the foot of the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches massifs at an altitude of 1,050m.
Col de la Croix
Mountain pass connecting Les Diablerets to Villars, 1,778 m (5,833 ft) above the sea. At the highest point, stop to admire the strange gypsum pyramids on both sides of the pass! The road is open from May to November.
Col des Mosses
The mountain pass connecting Aigle (Chablais area, between Lake Geneva and Valais) with Château-d'Oex (Pays-d'Enhaut, Prealpine area of Canton de Vaud). Summer hikes and winter sports in a beautiful landscape.
Corbeyrier
Just above the famous vineyards of Yvorne, near Aigle, this quiet village is built on the first slopes of the Vaud Alps. A narrow road goes up to Lake of Hongrin (military road open June-September, but only on Saturdays and Sundays).
Diablerets (Les)
Breathe in the pure air of a village at the foot of a glacier, an authentic village, where the beauty of the scenery and the warmth of the hospitality make one!
Gryon
Gryon and its sister resort Villars are among the 15 ski resorts, out of a hundred in Switzerland, that possess, since 1998, the famous label Families Welcome confered by the Swiss Tourism Federation.
La Comballaz (Ormont-Dessous)
One of the hamlets of Ormont-Dessous, above Le Sépey. Junction of the road to Lake of Hongrin, over the mountain pass of Pierre-du-Moëllé (open June-mid-October).
La Lécherette
On the Col des Mosses road connecting Aigle to Pays-d'Enhaut. Junction of the military road to Lake of Hongrin and Corbeyrier (open June-September during week-ends).
Lac de Bretaye
High above Villars (alt. 1,780 m), a wonderful area for wintersports and for summer hikes. Two other alpine lakes nearby: Lac Noir and Lac des Chavonnes. Reachable by a mountain train from Villars.
Lavey-les-Bains
Near St-Maurice (gate to Valais), the last town in Canton of Vaud, famous for its thermal baths.
Lavey-Village
Close to Saint-Maurice (gate to Valais), the last town in Canton of Vaud, famous for its thermal baths, situated south of the village.
Leysin
Leysin, situated at an altitude of 1,263 m above sea level, enjoys exceptional exposure to the sun and offers a very large range of activities all year round.
Miex
Miex, above the village of Vouvry, in Chablais, is the starting point for many beautiful hikes, especially to beautiful Lake Tanay.
Monthey
Heart and economic capital of the Chablais and gate to Val d'Illiez, Monthey is known for its festive character and love of culture.
Morgins
One of the Swiss resorts of the Portes du Soleil (a ski area ranking among the largest in the world with 650 km of marked pistes and 200 lifts, spread over 14 valleys in France and Switzerland).
Ollon
A winegrowers village in Chablais Vaudois (Rhône River Plain between Valais and Lake of Geneva), with a lot of excellent wines.
Pas de Morgins
Pas de Morgins (1,371 m above sea level) is a mountain pass in the Alps connecting Monthey in Switzerland and Abondance in France. It's a nice stop for a walk or just to rest a while, as you'll find there a beautiful little lake in an enchanting surrounding...
Roche
A village in Chablais, in front of the Grammont mountain and built against a steep rock face, where you can visit the Swiss Museum of the Organ, hosted in a 15th century building.
Saint-Gingolph (CH/F)
This village, on the Franco-Swiss border on the south bank of Lake Geneva, boasts the longest beach on the lake, in a unique setting at the mouth of the Morge river, connecting the French Haute-Savoie with the Swiss Valais.
Saint-Maurice
A small town at the border between Chablais (Rhône Lowlands) and Valais (Swiss Alps), with a prestigious abbey and mysterious fortresses.
Saint-Triphon
A secret paradise on a hill in the heart of the Rhone Valley, near Ollon. Vineyards, mediaeval remains and botanical garden.
Villars-sur-Ollon
Villars, in the Alps of Canton de Vaud, is among the ski resorts that possess the Families Welcome Label confered by the Swiss Tourism Federation, and it is also a beautiful area for hikes in summer.
Yvorne
A winegrowers village in Chablais, just beside Aigle, which produces some of the most famous white wines of all Switzerland.
 
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