In the Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut Regional Park, walkers can enjoy the educational trails linking the regions of Fribourg and Vaud. By car, the entrance to the Pays-d’Enhaut and Vaud regions is marked by the village of Rossinière with its emblematic architecture. The king of wooden chalets, the Grand Chalet is not open to visitors but the impressive residence of the late painter Balthus is one of its kind in Switzerland.
A few minutes away, Château-d’Oex is known for its ski slopes and the International Ballooning Festival. The history of this hot air balloon capital is told at the Espace Ballon museum and the Musée du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut. A little further to the south, the village of L’Etivaz is a perfect detour for foodies who can visit the Maison de L’Etivaz and savour the alpine pasture cheese made there.
At the Vaudois end of the Grand Tour, Rougemont is popular with sports enthusiasts, whether they enjoy skiing (its runs are linked to the famous Gstaad ski area), hiking or climbing.
The Grand Chalet is a very good example of Swiss wood architecture. The Chalet is owned by the family of the painter Balthus.
Le Borjoz - 1658 Rossinière
+41 26 924 25 21
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Located in the heart of Rossinière, the Balthus chapel focuses on the memory of the artist.
The regional nature park Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut illustrates the natural lushness and the agropastoral culture of the Pre-Alps.
Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut
Place du Village 6 - 1660 Château-d'Oex
+41 (0)26 924 76 93
Founded in 1922, the Museum of the Pays-d’Enhaut has become one of the major popular art museums in Switzerland.
Grand Rue 107 - 1660 Château-d'Oex
+41 26 924 65 20
Situated in Château-d’Oex, the balloon capital, this museum has everything you need to know about hot air ballooning.
Chemin des Ballons 2 - 1660 Château-d'Oex
+41 78 723 78 33
Maison de l’Etivaz is the place where you can learn all about this AOP cheese, made in summer in Pays-d’Enhaut mountain pastures.
La Maison de l'Etivaz
Route des Mosses 72 - 1660 L'Etivaz
+41 26 924 70 60
This via ferrata for beginners ascends to the summit of Mount Rubli via a slightly difficult path comprising a few climbing passages.
Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG - 1659 Rougemont
+41 (0)33 748 81 81
Suitable for good climbers, the second via ferrata at Videmanette is guaranteed to get the adrenaline going.
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Starting from the Videmanette gondola station, this highly aerial and technical route is for experienced climbers.