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Visit Villars-Gryon: Swiss Resort, Lac de Chavonnes, Lac de Bretaye, Salt Mine Museum


Villars is a pretty Swiss resort situated at an altitude of 1300m on a sunny terrace above the Rhone Valley. It offers magnificent views over Mont Blanc massif and Lake Geneva (Lac Leman).

Gryon is situated a little bit lower on the eastern side of the valley. Together with Villars, they make up one of the most famous and international resorts in Switzerland.

Here in Villars-Gryon an international ambiance and visitors of all ages could be found due to many international private schools. For example, the College Alpin International Beau Soleil, which is listed among the oldest private schools in Switzerland. The Aiglon College is an English boarding school in the Swiss Alps that offers the best Swiss educational quality in a beautiful and safe environment.

The region takes pride in offering its visitors a host of eminent opportunities, cable cars, ski trails all year round.

Villars-Gryon is a dual season resort, as both, in summer and winter, you can find a number of attractions. During summer the main activities are golf, hiking, and mountain biking. There are more than 300km hiking and 150km mountain bike routes. One of the most exciting hiking tours leads to the lakes of Lac de Chavonnes, Lac de Bretaye and Lac Noir, which have a pearl beauty.

The Villars-Gryon skiing area is not only linked with the Les Diablerets skiing area but also connects with other 5 skiing regions, which allows having access to 44 lifts and 125km of skiing slopes suited to all abilities.

The area also offers different activity choices for non-ski lovers, such as cross-country skiing trails, snowshoeing, hiking, toboggan, skating rinks among others.

The children are offered a great practice to become skilled skiers within the special trails or to enjoy other several winter activities in order to spend the best holiday with their families.

Furthermore, the ski schools of Villars-Gryon are offering individual and group lessons and snowboarding lessons accompanied with professional trainers who provide very qualified instructions.

There are many other activities in Villars-Gryon that may catch your interest. Those fond of museums can pay an interesting visit to the Salt Mine Museum or the Salt Mines itself. Nowadays still, you can find salt mines, which centuries ago were considered the sign of wealth and power.

By booking your vacation packages in Villars-Gryon with Switzerland Tour, certainly you will have satisfying holidays.

Here are some tourist attractions that must visit during your holidays in Villars-Gryon:

  • - Lac de Chavonnes – Idyllic lake in nature's embrace, surrounded by magnificent mountains. A great place to enjoy summertime swimming.
  • - Lac de Bretaye – This Lake is another natural masterpiece in the heart of Villars-Gryon.
  • - Salt Mine Museum – Discovery the mining of the salt through several techniques with an opportunity of buying some herbal salt. In addition, there is an enjoyable train trip within the subterranean world.
  • - Tower of Gryon Village Church.
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