Extending from Aigle to the foot of the Diablerets Massif, the Ormonts Valley is a region steeped in tradition and blessed with a rich cultural heritage.
To preserve and share these traditions, the Musée des Ormonts regularly puts together exhibitions showcasing different aspects of the valley. The history of winter sport, a journey through old photographs, the Diablerets Bitter drink, devil’s legends and 100 years of regional railway are but a few of the themes that have been covered over the past years.
Thanks to exciting interactive exhibitions, visitors come away feeling that a secret of the Vaud Alps has been revealed.
Hydropower in Les Ormonts
The valley of Les Ormonts has vast hydropower potential, fed by a number of torrents and rivers. For centuries, these have been harnessed to power the water wheels of mills, sawmills, washhouses, etc., and – after the construction of several hydropower plants and dams – facilitated the electrification of villages. Discover the magic of the “White Gold of Les Ormonts” through images, models and films and visit an authentic, water-powered sawmill that is still in use near the village of Vers-L’Eglise.