Starting from Bretaye station at an altitude of 1,800 me-tres, you will discover an exceptional landscape crossing a south-facing terrace: an unrestricted view of the famous Dents du Midi and the imposing Grand Muveran. After discovering the picturesque Ensex alpine meadows, you will reach Col de la Croix and its gypsum pyramids featuring impressive geological karst formations. The path then leads up to Col d’Encrène and then down towards the Perche alpine meadows. Cows, marmots, and chamois will be your companions down to Lake Chavonnes. You will walk along this high-altitude lake which, legend has it, also houses a great treasure.
The easy return walk towards Bretaye lets you catch a glimpse of Lake Noir and, finally, Lake Bretaye located in a cirque below Chamossaires and flanked by beautiful mountain chalets with traditional tavillons (wooden tiles) roofs.
The gypsum pyramids are a geological curiosity formed by erosion, near the Col de la Croix.
Avenue Centrale 140
CP 100 - 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon
+41 24 495 32 32
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This restaurant is in a stunning location on the shores of the beautiful mountain lake of the same name.
Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes
Bretaye - 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon
+41 (0)24 495 21 31
This tranquil mountain lake, perched at 1,690 metres (in the heart of the Vaudois Alps), offers a unique setting in the heart of the forest.
- 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon
Ideally situated at the terminus of the Bex-Villars-Bretaye cogwheel train, the Col de Bretaye restaurant offers panoramic views of Mont Blanc.
Try the Hôtel du Lac restaurant on the slopes at Col de Bretaye.
+41 (0) 24 495 21 92