Architecture in the Vaud Alps

The architectural landscape, a heritage to be deciphered!

Of mountains and valleys, the Vaud Alps are distinguished both by the beauty of their landscapes and by their architectural heritage. The authentic habitat found in the villages and hamlets reflects the way of life of the inhabitants of the region. For centuries and up to today, they have lived in harmony with nature, the art of farming, craftsmanship in respect of local traditions and resources.

As you walk through our villages, admire the chalets, which can be several hundred years old, made of wood, a local raw material and with stone bases. The facades are often ornate and sculpted in a remarkable way.

Today, this ancestral heritage is placed under the protection of local and cantonal authorities in order to preserve the harmony and character of the place, perpetuating traditions as well as ancient and modern know-how.

Stroll through our villages and have fun guessing the story that hides behind each section of wall, behind each building.

Exterior facade of the Chalet Les Fosses - Winter - Rougemont - Pays-d'Enhaut Region
The different symbol sites of the architectural heritage of the Vaud Alps

Rougemont village chalet with flowers - Summer - Rougemont - Clair de Lune
Rougemont, one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland

Thanks to its exceptional architectural heritage, the village of Rougemont is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland!

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The heritage of the Vaud Alps is rich, find your inspiration there!

Let yourself be transported by the know-how of local artists and artisans and enrich your stay through cultural discoveries.

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