Looking for unusual, memorable and authentic discoveries? The region of the Vaud Alps is rich in wonders, which deserve to be explored.
Whether you are a local or a guest, the Vaud Alps are full of living traditions, cultural sites and unsuspected wonders just waiting for you! Easily accessible and nestled in an enchanting natural setting, our region has many mountain villages, each with its own picturesque character and way of life.
Nature lovers or the insatiably curious, combine pleasure and adventure and discover the secrets and amazing stories that have shaped and continue to shape our beautiful region.
Among the many assets of our region, we are proud to be able to count on the talent of the famous writer Marc Voltenauer and Benjamin Amiguet.Let yourself be captivated and inspired by their recently published book, "The 111 places in the Vaud Alps not to be missed", which came out on 14 April 2022.
Would you like to discover in which cottage Lenin is said to have instigated the Russian Revolution? What object produced in the region ended up on a probe bound for Mars? Or under what circumstances did a maharajah almost lose his life on a glacier?
This book reveals many unsuspected and hidden facets of our region and will take you on a journey through time...
Discover some of the 111 places in the Vaud Alps
This is a selection of 111 places in the Vaud Alps located in the Pays d'Enhaut, Aigle, Leysin, Les Mosses, La Lécherette or in Villars, Gryon, Les Diablerets and Bex.
Plan your discovery of the 111 must-see places in the Vaud Alps
During a guided tour by the authors of the book, visit one or more of the must-see places in the Vaud Alps. Leave your car at home and use public transport thanks to these offers in collaboration with the SBB and the Transports Publics du Chablais.
Who are the authors?
Marc Voltenauer and Benjamin Amiguet invite you to discover the underbelly of this region they both love so much.
Together they have already written two children's thrillers entitled Taveyanne, la porte au Diable (2019) and Le Manoir maudit (2021), set in the region.
Benjamin Amiguet was born in 1986 and grew up in Gryon. After an apprenticeship as a commercial employee at the MOB (Montreux Oberland Bernois Train), he worked for four years in the promotion of tourism in the canton of Vaud at the canton's tourist office. Then, he worked for four years at the Swiss Tourism Federation in Berne and completed a certificate in marketing, followed by a second one in "Nature and Environment" project management. Since 2019, he has been in charge of the distribution unit at Transports publics du Chablais (TPC).
Marc Voltenauer was born in 1973 in Geneva and intended to be a pastor. After studying theology, he reoriented his career towards banking and then to the pharmaceutical industry and wrote his first novel, Le Dragon du Muveran, published by Slatkine & Cie in 2016, then by Pocket the following year. This text was an immediate success, confirmed by Qui a tué Heidi? (Slatkine & Cie, 2017), winner of the prize for the best French detective novel from the Nouvelles voix du polar, then by L'Aigle de sang (2019). His three novels have been top sellers in French-speaking Switzerland. In 2020, he will publish the fourth part of his saga: Les protégés de Sainte Kinga.
Meet the authors
Benjamin Amiguet and Marc Voltenauer are present on various occasions to sign their book. Sessions take place in one of 111 locations. Exchange a few words with the authors, have your copy of the book autographed and discover a place in the Vaud Alps not to be missed.