The authentic village of Gryon, through the seasons
With some of the most spectacular alpine peaks as its backdrop, such as the Muveran or the Miroir d’Argentine (which started out as a coral reef 100 million years ago), the village of Gryon is beautifully authentic with its old chalets. Plus, the old village is officially protected and the Tâtchis, Gryon residents, can be proud of their little village with a big heart. At the bottom of the valley, the famous Miroir d’Argentine (2,325 m) towers over Solalex, where you’ll find mountain restaurants offering gastronomic or more traditional cuisine. An essential location for hiking, the trails are accessible in summer and winter. The extraordinary hamlet of Taveyanne, listed as a national historical site, owes its uniqueness to its 16th century chalets and beautiful mountain pastures, protected as a nature reserve since 1970, where the traditional annual pastoral festival is celebrated in mid-summer. Firmly family-oriented, Gryon offers a wide range of activities in all seasons. The Frience recreational area, perched above Gryon, is a paradise in winter for anyone who wants to learn to ski or have fun in the snow with lots of toboggan runs for all levels. In the summer, this area is transformed into an emerald water paradise where swimmers can cool off in the peak of summer.
The ski area has pistes for all levels. There are also ski touring routes, which offer alternatives to downhill skiing with beautiful views. The network of snow walking trails offers many opportunities to get away from it all. Finally, the open-air skating rink is a friendly meeting place and a popular leisure activity for all.
All year round, there’s a whole succession of village events celebrating traditions and contemporary themes for every season during festivals and concerts.