Rainy weather: ideas for must-try activities

Well-being, exhibition visits, walks in the rain: check out our suggestions for when the weather's not so good.

The weekend's coming up, the holidays are just around the corner... and the weather forecast is gloomy. But don't panic! Rain doesn't mean staying at home. The region is full of activities to enjoy with family and friends when the sun isn't shining. Check out our ideas for activities you can try out with your children and friends, for ever-changing and even more intense experiences in the Alpes Vaudoises!

1. Taking care of yourself

The clouds are gathering, the air is chilly and a storm is brewing: how about taking some time out to relax? Thermal baths, hot tubs, massages, spas... take a break in the relaxation areas of the Alpes Vaudoises. Thermal baths in Lavey-les-Bains, hot baths with panoramic views in Les Bains de Villars, massage and spa at the Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa in Villars, a dream cocooning afternoon in Rougemont, a salt bath in the heart of nature in Les Plans-sur-Bex: the Alpes Vaudoises offer you more and more timeless moments.

2. Discover unusual places in the region

It's raining cats and dogs and the temperature is dropping: why not take advantage of the situation and head for Switzerland's last and only canning factory, the Reitzel factory in Aigle? On the programme: a fun tour and observation of how gherkins are canned, followed by a tasting of pickles. After this discovery, take the opportunity to visit the Bex Salt Mines and immerse yourself in the world of salt extraction, on board the famous miners' train. At the Forts de la Tine in the Pays-d'Enhaut, you can explore these ancient underground tunnels, now home to wheels of the famous L'Etivaz PDO cheese.

3. Walking in the rain

Put on your rain jacket, take out your umbrella and get some fresh air anyway! Rainy days create a special light, and are often synonymous with tranquillity on the itineraries. Stroll through the narrow streets of Aigle past the fountains, listen to the fascinating story of Rougemont told by the pioneering paper-cut artist Louis Saugy, climb the hill at Chiètres or stroll along the charming vineyard path.

4. Explore the region's museums

On a gloomy day, it's always nice to take in some culture. How about spending an afternoon with your family or friends exploring the museums and exhibitions in the Alpes Vaudoises? Immerse yourself in the history of the Ormonts valley, discover the rural life of the Pays-d'Enhaut, admire the fascinating world of wine and vineyards, take a trip through time and into the air. The Alpes Vaudoises offer an ever-expanding range of different heritages to explore.

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