Lac Retaud

Description

Near the Col du Pillon, the Retaud lake is a small paradise suitable for swimming in summer and walking in winter. With its crystal-clear waters reflecting the colours of the sky and the surrounding fir trees, the Lac Retaud offers a unique panorama, facing Glacier 3000. In summer, swimming, paddling and fishing are on the program. In winter, equipped with snowshoes or well-shod, you follow the route that leads you to this magical place.

Not far from the Col du Pillon, in a hollow surrounded by alpine pastures and conifers, lies the Lac Retaud, a small paradise with views of the rocky ridges and peaks of Scex Rouge, Nägelihorn, Oldenhorn and the Diablerets glaciers. From the Lac Retaud restaurant overlooking the lake shore, enjoy the view while tasting local specialities. During the summer, walkers and cyclists stop by the lake to refresh themselves. Swimmers and fishermen rub shoulders and enjoy the peacefulness of the place. In winter, the lake, asleep under the ice and snow, can be discovered after a walk or a snowshoe hike from the Col du Pillon. The atmosphere is quieter and more mysterious.

In winter: Access by car or bus to the Col du Pillon then follow the signposted path (snowshoeing or hiking on snow) from the Col du Pillon (itinerary Col du Pillon- Isenau or le Rard) In summer: By car: parking near the lake, take the small mountain road near the Col du Pillon. By public transport: regular bus to the Col du Pillon or the Diablobus which runs in July and August to the lake from Les Diablerets (8 trips per day). FISHING Fishing is authorised in the Lac Retaud during the summer, according to the dates defined each year by the Vaud State. Fishing permits can be purchased at tourist offices or via the website www.vd.ch Fishing is not permitted on any Friday.

Near the Col du Pillon, the Retaud lake is a small paradise suitable for swimming in summer and walking in winter. With its crystal-clear waters reflecting the colours of the sky and the surrounding fir trees, the Lac Retaud offers a unique panorama, facing Glacier 3000. In summer, swimming, paddling and fishing are on the program. In winter, equipped with snowshoes or well-shod, you follow the route that leads you to this magical place.

Not far from the Col du Pillon, in a hollow surrounded by alpine pastures and conifers, lies the Lac Retaud, a small paradise with views of the rocky ridges and peaks of Scex Rouge, Nägelihorn, Oldenhorn and the Diablerets glaciers. From the Lac Retaud restaurant overlooking the lake shore, enjoy the view while tasting local specialities. During the summer, walkers and cyclists stop by the lake to refresh themselves. Swimmers and fishermen rub shoulders and enjoy the peacefulness of the place. In winter, the lake, asleep under the ice and snow, can be discovered after a walk or a snowshoe hike from the Col du Pillon. The atmosphere is quieter and more mysterious.

In winter: Access by car or bus to the Col du Pillon then follow the signposted path (snowshoeing or hiking on snow) from the Col du Pillon (itinerary Col du Pillon- Isenau or le Rard) In summer: By car: parking near the lake, take the small mountain road near the Col du Pillon. By public transport: regular bus to the Col du Pillon or the Diablobus which runs in July and August to the lake from Les Diablerets (8 trips per day). FISHING Fishing is authorised in the Lac Retaud during the summer, according to the dates defined each year by the Vaud State. Fishing permits can be purchased at tourist offices or via the website www.vd.ch Fishing is not permitted on any Friday.

Duration

People usually spend 6 minutes here.
Location
Getting There
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