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Country Country-Switzerland Switzerland
Canton Vaud (VD) Vaud (VD)
Altitude Altitude 1115m - 2620m
Speaking Languages Speaking-Languages French
Official Website Official-Website https://www.villar...
Near Airport nearest-airport Geneva Airport
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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 the 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 international resorts in Switzerland.

Here in Villars-Gryon an international ambiance and visitors of all ages can be found due to the 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 and 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 of hiking and 150km of mountain bike routes. One of the most exciting hiking tours leads to the lakes of Lac de Chavonnes, Lac de Bretaye and Lac Noir - a stunning 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 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, and skating rinks, among others.

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

The ski schools of Villars-Gryon also offer individual and group lessons and snowboarding lessons accompanied by 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. Today, you can still find the salt mines, which centuries ago were considered the sign of wealth and power.

AlpExcursion guarantees the holiday of your dreams in Villars-Gryon.

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

  • Lac de Chavonnes – An 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 – Discover the mining of the salt through several techniques with an opportunity to buy your own herbal salt. In addition, there is an enjoyable train trip within the subterranean world.
  • Tower of Gryon Village Church.
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