La Palette Circuit - 109

Two crystal clear lakes, verdant pastures and spectacular open views of the Diablerets mountains.

7 km

Culture and Heritage

Gastronomy and Wines

Nature

Sport and Recreation

4 Activities

The hike starts at Col du Pillon and leads you towards the pastures around Lake Retaud which offers breathtaking views of the Diablerets Massif. The tour then continues opposite the Tours Aï and Mayen and leads you to Chalet la Marnèche located in front of the foothills of the Para massif and, on the other slope, Meilleret and Chamossaire. Sounds of cow bells and bleating sheep accompany you on your way along rhododendrons towards Isenau Chalet, a superbly located large Alpine chalet which is decorated with all kinds of bells. After going up to Col des Andérets, you will turn right in the direction of the summit of La Palette. Your eyes will instantly be drawn towards a blue spot formed by Lake Arnon nestling in a dark green forest. Feutersoey, Pays de Gessenay and the Bernese Oberland are located beyond this point. The red roof of Chalet Vieux below stands out from the surrounding green pastures. In the north a path leads towards Lake Arnon. The initially rather steep descent with high steps carved into the ground turns into a beautiful hill path among flowers and butterflies leading towards Retaud and the point of departure.

La Palette Circuit - 109

Two crystal clear lakes, verdant pastures and spectacular open views of the Diablerets mountains.

Restaurant du Lac Retaud 1'685m

At 1,685 m, Lake Retaud opposite Glacier 3000 is a haven of peace for hikers in summer and winter, with a restaurant ready to serve you.

Adress:

Route du Lac Retaud 4 - 1865 Les Diablerets

Phone:

+41 24 492 13 68

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Restaurant du Lac Retaud 1'685m

Lake Retaud

A little paradise in the Vaudois Alps: nestled in a basin on the south face of the Palette.

Adress:

Office du Tourisme des Diablerets Chemin du Collège 2 - 1865 Les Diablerets

Phone:

+41 (0)24 492 00 10

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Lake Retaud

Buvette de la Marnèche - Isenau

From this alpine chalet enjoy stunning views of the Ormonts valley: Diablerets, Muverans, Dents du Midi, Leysin, Tours d'Aï and Mayen.

Adress:

Buvette de la Marnèche - Isenau - 1865 Les Diablerets

Phone:

+41 (0)24 492 13 45

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Buvette de la Marnèche - Isenau

Restaurant Col Du Pillon

Situated at the top of the Col du Pillon near the Glacier 3000 cable car, this restaurant is a lovely stop for skiers and hikers, summer and winter.

Adress:

Route du Col du Pillon 251 - 1865 Les Diablerets

Phone:

+41 (0)24 492 10 00

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Restaurant Col Du Pillon

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