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Travel Blogs from Chateau-d'oex
... br> Still
on the hunt for somewhere nice to stay I was heading down a pass when I came
across this little town with what looked like a brand new railway station had
just been built. It also had the line running down the middle of the street
which looked rather interesting and so i thought I will find somewhere here for
I made my way along these lovely streets of Ormont-Dessous I noticed what
looked like a good hotel at the far end and so went ...
... pastures of the valley as those that adorned the alpine lands we visited the day prior. The walk was shorter than the day before and culminated with another picnic. We had our meal creekside and lounged and napped in the sun before carrying on to L'etivaz.
L'etivaz is much smaller than Chateau d'oex, and it's hard to miss the main attraction, the cheese cellars. At the ...
... above the medieval town below. No cars are allowed in the old town, so we parked our vehicle at the base of the hill and walked up the old cobblestone road to the outer wall of the fortress. We had a casual lunch at a pizzeria in the old town before visiting the castle. The tour offered an interesting walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture, as well as some great views of the Gruyères countryside below. We walked along ...
... The factory sits in a little valley and you can just smell it, thick in the air as soon as you step off the train. Not something you can really capture in a photograph, unfortunately... We took a basic tour of the factory- great setup because the first 20 mins is just a history of chocolate with a bunch of automated rooms, starting with the Aztecs, Cortez and the Spanish etc etc. I imagine it would allow them to move people through at a very fast rate (and it's also ...
... police due to excessive (drunken) noise. With my uni days behind me I'm not too sure if I should be proud of this. In hindsight after seeing a fellow traveller power spew off a balcony and another pass out in the communal toilets I'm glad I got out of Lauterbrunnen alive.
As expected there's no time to stop and smell the roses and before I know it we're back on the bus and off to ...
Other places to stay in Chateau-d'oex
Rue Centrale, Chateau-d'oex | Hotelfrom $159
route des Monnaires 46, Chateau-d'oex | Hotelfrom $132
Grand Rue 4, Chateau-d'oex | Hotelfrom $139
Le Petit Pru, Chateau-d'oex | 3 star hotelfrom $117
L'Etivaz, Chateau-d'oex | Hotelfrom $43
La Frasse, Chateau-d'oex | Hotelfrom $157