Château d'Oex

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Château d'Oex [1] is a ski station in Switzerland near Gstaad and Montreux. It is a little village with a lot of hotels and apartments to rent.

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

While not directly accessible by a motorway, driving into Château d'Oex is not difficult.

By Train[edit]

Take a train from Montreux on the GoldenPass Montreux-Bernese Oberland (MOB) Railway. Fares range from CHF 8.80 to CHF 58.40.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Beautiful natural beauty.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Hot-air balloon flights. See the Alps from a new perspective - from the basket of a hot-air balloon! Available year-round, weather permitting. Contact Ballon Château d'Oex, tel 924 22 20, [2]
  • Paraglide. There are numerous take-off points and numerous pilots in the area, allowing you to ride the winds no matter their direction.
  • Skydive. Take a dive from 4000 meters alone or tandem. Contact Andreas Knabe at the Parachuting School, tel 079 213 71 38, [3].
  • Horseback Riding. Numerous bridle paths wind between Rougemont through Château d'Oex to Rossinière.
  • Climbing wall. Meet at the Les Moulins to take a climb rain or shine. Tel 924 56 53.
  • Bowling. Head to Bowling du Parc for a good time on the lanes. Tel 924 24 54, [4].
  • Hiking. With over 300km of marked paths, this regions offers some great opportunities to experience the great outdoors. A walking map with 15 suggested itineraries, labelled with length and difficult, is available around town.
  • Sport-Center: tennis and skating (winter only) and sport-massages phone +41 26 924 24 50, web [5]
  • Watersports
    • Hydrospeed. A wild adventure on the river Sarine. Strap on your flippers and float down the river with your head bobbing on the water's surface.
    • Canyoning. Suited into an isothermal outfit, you can walk and swim into some of the wildest gorges in the region.
    • Canoe or kayak. Paddle around on the lake, alone with your thoughts.
    • Contact:
      • Rivières et Aventures, tel 079 434 70 89, fax 026 0924 34 23, [6].
      • H2O Experience, tel 079 438 74 51.
      • Swiss Raft, tel 026 924 43 50, [7]
  • Biking. Marked mountain biking tracks can be found all around the region.
  • Swim. The heated, olympic sized swimming pool at au Berceau is open from mid-May to early September.
  • Ski. There are plenty of opportunities for downhill and cross country skiing, even tobogganing.
  • Take care of your health [8]

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Restaurant du Parc des Sports, (tennis and skating center), phone: +41 26 924 24 50, every day menu for CHF 20.- including salad, plate, desert, 1 drink and 1 coffee/tea, info web: [9]

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • le Castel, 924 74 77. A pub.
  • Irish Tavern, 924 74 23.
  • le Poulailler, 924 57 04. Cabaret.
  • La Bamba, 924 52 52. Discotheque.
  • Le Zenith, [10]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Camping - Au Berceau, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 62 34, 924 25 25, fax 924 25 26.
  • Auberge de Jeunesse, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 64 04, fax 924 58 43, [11]. €20 - 27, CHF 29 - 40.
  • Chalet Perce-Neige, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 69 81, [12]. €26 - 43, CHF 39 - 65.
  • Restoski, 1660 La Lécherette, tel 924 62 59, fax 924 41 63. €27 - 53, CHF 40 - 80.
  • Hotel Beau-Sejour, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 74 23, fax 924 58 06. A 2-star hotel. €30 - 100, CHF 45 - 150.
  • Pension le Vieux Chalet, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 68 79, fax 924 43 11. €33 - 73, CHF 50 - 110.
  • Hotel Valrose, 1659 Rougemont, tel 925 81 46, fax 925 88 54, [13]. A 3-star hotel. €40 - 100, CHF 65 - 150.

Mid-Range[edit]

  • Hotel de Commune, 1659 Rougemont, tel 925 81 42, fax 925 86 58. A 3-star hotel. €53 - 120, CHF 80 - 180.
  • Hotel de Ville, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 74 77, fax 924 41 21. A 3-star hotel. €57 - 107, CHF 85 - 160.
  • Hotel-Lodge Roc et Neige, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 0041 026 924 33 50, fax 924 33 51, [14]. A 3-star hotel. €59 - 166, CHF 85 - 240.
  • Hotel Rougemont, 1659 Rougemont, tel 925 80 80, fax 925 91 85, [15]. A 4-star hotel. €65 - 193, CHF 100 - 280.
  • Gourmet-Hotel Ermitage, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 60 03, fax 924 50 76, [16]. A 3-star hotel. €66 - 207, CHF 100 - 310.

Splurge[edit]

  • Hotel Bon Accueil, 1660 Château d'Oex, tel 924 63 20, fax 924 51 26, [17]. A 3-star hotel. €77 - 147, CHF 115 - 220.
  • Hotel Elite, 1658 Rossinière, tel 924 52 12, fax 924 52 34. A 2-star hotel. €80, CHF 120.

Mountain Huts[edit]

  • Cabane des Choucas, 1635 meters, tel 924 79 40.
  • Cabane de Ratevel, 1413 meters, tel 924 78 20.
  • Cabane de la Sarouche, 1569 meters, tel 924 61 40.
  • Cabane de la Videmanette, 2120 meters, tel 924 64 65.
  • Les Monts-Chevreuils, 1667 meters, tel 924 58 61.

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