This summer, take a seat on a terrace in the Vaud Alps, take in the view of the peaks and enjoy a meal with Alpine flavours. We offer you a special moment of escape associated with your dinner.
A mountain lake that reflects the peaks, a clearing on the mountain pasture chalets below, a peak that stands out against the skyline, there are many places to enjoy a spectacular view in the Vaud Alps.
We offer you our top 9 places to enjoy a picnic or eat out in a restaurant, but always with a remarkable view.
1. A hidden paradise in the mountains
Board the picturesque cogwheel train from Villars to Bretaye. Then go through the pastures, pass among the alpine chalets of the charming hamlet of Bretaye. The Lac des Chavonnes is revealed.
2. The Diablerets massif at sunset
From the terrace of Les Mazots restaurant, the Diablerets massif will continue to fascinate you: the rocky folds, the eternal snow and the contrast with the intense blue of the sky are striking. The pink tones from the summit at sunset are well worth seeing.
3. A gourmet meal while the mountain ranges pass
For a meal with an incomparable view, go to Kuklos, the revolving restaurant located on the heights of Leysin. The panorama scrolls slowly before your eyes, the peaks of the Vaud Alps, the peaks of Valais such as the Dents du Midi, the Savoyard peaks then the lake and the Jura chain in the distance, a true spectacle that beautifully matches your meal! At the same time, your taste buds will marvel at local specialities.
4. A table between two peaks
Between two spectacular peaks, the La Videmanette restaurant offers an admirable view and a mountain atmosphere. Have a meal while contemplating the view of the Bernese and Vaud Alps. Take to the skies this summer, taste local dishes and breathe the refreshing mountain air.
5. A mountain that merits all your efforts
Combine a strenuous hike with a visit to the Pierredar mountain lodge. Savour a typical dish on the terrace overlooking the entire valley.
Embark on this mountain path, take breaks to contemplate the view, you will appreciate the difference in altitude already covered on this sustained climb. The environment changes over the climb from forest to clearings to arrive at a more mineral high mountain setting under the flagship site of the Vaud Alps: Glacier 3000. The highest peak in the canton of Vaud, the Sommet des Diablerets, located to the south of the lodge, culminates at 3,209 metres above sea level.
6. A promontory accessible to all
The Monts Chevreuils offer you a splendid view of the Pays-d'Enhaut valley. The village of Château d'Œx and its peaks in the background are visible from this site which is easily accessible to children, parents and grandparents. Sit on the terrace for a moment of relaxation and take in the view of the entire Pays-d'Enhaut.
7. Picnic and peaks...
Set off on the hiking trails to reach a mythical summit in the Vaud Alps; Pic Chaussy peak. Bring along a picnic of tasty local products that you complete on the way with a piece of cheese bought directly from the mountain pasture. Depending on your physical condition, the climb requires a little physical effort and willpower. The view of the Mosses plateau and the Vaud Alps from the summit and the pleasure of enjoying your picnic will quickly make you forget the strenuous climb.
8. A lake nestled high in emerald tones
A site marked for its natural beauty, Lac Lioson is a timeless place where lake and mountain activities combine and pleasantly complement each other. The restaurant welcomes you on the terrace overlooking the mountainous circus. This natural environment is a magnificent setting for enjoying a meal with local flavours. Open a parenthesis in the sustained flow of your life and retreat to this haven of tranquillity far from everything but close to the essentials: minerals, water, fresh air, sun... nature in all its splendour.
9. A lodge sits above the rocky bars
An effort is necessary to reach the Cabane des Choucas. Sure footing for overhead passages is required. You will be delighted to have made the effort by discovering the spectacular view of the Pays-d'Enhaut, the Vaud and Alpine peaks further on the horizon. This view and the tasting of a meal made of traditional products ensure you live a moment that you will never forget, enjoy!
A packed lunch from the Vaud Alps
Enjoy an original, ready-to-eat local meal, or almost ready-to-eat, in the place of your choice. The tourist offices of the Vaud Alps offer you meals to take away and enjoy in the middle of nature. Meat, cheese, hot or cold meals, the flavours are enhanced by the beauty of the chosen site and the fresh air of the Vaud Alps.
Raclette hike in Les Diablerets
Take your raclette bag and let's go for a picnic in the heart of nature!
Grill in Leysin or Les Mosses
A basket of local products and a barbecue, including grill, to enjoy wherever you want!
Terroir walk in the Pays-d'Enhaut
Taste delicious local products and watch the sun set over the horizon.