Parc Hotel Chateau-d'Oex
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... but at the
price I was given it was a no way situation and so on I went.
into the town of Aigle and again am looking for somewhere nice to stay but
after a trip around the town i headed onwards towards my destination.
few miles on and I come to the small town of Ollon and there is what looked
like a ok hotel and sure enough it is.
the bike unloaded and a cup of coffee I took a walk through the streets of this
... we sat down for a short film about the region and its treasured cheese as well as the advent and importance of the cellars in L'etivaz. We were delightfully surprised to hear that we had visited the region at the start of the cheese making season! After the short movie we watched a robot turn the blocks of cheese in a climate controlled room, and investigated photographs and exhibits about cheese making in the region. It was inevitable that we worked up ...
... and in the courtyard, and strolled through the armory, dining halls, bedrooms, and towers before returning to our car.
The Chillon castle is also one of the most famous fortresses in Switzerland. It is located next to Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Alps. With over 1,000 years of history, visiting the castle of Chillon is like going back in time. We crossed over the drawbridge to enter one of the castle's three ...
... to cater for many different languages). Classic Swiss efficiency! Emerging from this part of the tour, you move along into a room with lots of bags of cacao beans, hazelnuts, almonds etc with the invitation to feel and smell the different types. There were also plaques which explained the different types of cacao bean, the regions they are produced in (all fair trade, of course- they were keen to point that out) and the process by which they are turned into chocolate. ...
So it's Wednesday night, and we finally arrived at our hospitality in Switzerland. (this was partially written Thursday) We left Rome this morning around 9:15, which was 45 minutes later then we wanted to. We got to Milano Centrale, pronounced with a "ch" in the place of the c, at 12:30. Our next train was at 17:25 so we decided to get out of the station and go explore the city, mainly for something to eat. When we were walking around wtih a ...