Top things to do in The Vaud Alps

Top Choice Bridge in Les Diablerets

Peak Walk by Tissot

On clear days the views from this world-first peak-to-peak footbridge are heaven-sent; think legendary Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, plus Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The 107m-long walk, between View Point Peak (2965…
Top Choice Ballooning in Château d’Œx

Semaine Internationale de Ballons à Air Chaud

For one week in the second half of January, Château-d’Œx hosts this annual festival involving around 100 hot-air balloons, ranging from the standard floater to odd creatures such as a massive Scottish bagpipe player…
Top Choice Chateau in Aigle

Château d'Aigle

Aigle's beautiful little castle set against the backdrop of the Vaud Alps was built in the 12th century and looks like a mini-version of the Disneyland castle – straight out of a fairy-tale. Admission includes entry…
Top Choice Swiss in Les Diablerets

Botta 3000

The striking white-cube-design of this high-altitude restaurant atop the Glacier de Tsanfleuron is the contemporary handiwork of Swiss starchitect Mario Botta, with gastronomic dining on the top floor and a self-ser…
Museum in Aigle

Musée de la Vigne et du Vin

Two thousand years of wine making are evoked in the compelling Musée de la Vigne et du Vin, a thoroughly modern and interactive wine museum inside Aigle’s fairy-tale castle. The six hands-on digital experiments – in…
Swiss in Château d’Œx

Le Chalet

A great reason to hang out in Château-d’Œx is to see cheese being made and scoff sugary-sweet homemade meringues smothered in far more cream than the doctor ordered. The fromagerie is in a sizeable chalet strung wit…
Swiss in The Vaud Alps

Restaurant Tournant Panoramique Le Kuklos

At 2048m, the scenery from this revolving restaurant serving classic and modern Swiss cuisine, with its absolutely phenomenal outdoor terrace (in summer only!) will take your breath away.
Gallery in Aigle

Maison de la Dîme

Within the grounds of Château d'Aigle, across the street from the castle gate, you'll find the 13th-century Maison de la Dîme: take peek at whatever temporary exhibition with a viticultural bent is on upstairs. Entr…