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1660 Château d'Oex

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Chocolate Factory - Maison Cailler

A sweet adventure awaits kids at Maison Cailler. The interactive experience in this unique museum transports us back in time, telling us the history of cocoa to this day. In addition to learning all about this sweet delicacy, children can also taste a wide variety of Cailler chocolates.

Walk in Nature & Barbecue

Built in 1883, the Turrian Bridge is the oldest suspension bridge in French-speaking Switzerland and one of the last remaining. Accessible on foot from Château-d’Oex, it crosses the Sarine and marks the entrance to the alluvial area of ​​Ramaclé, known for the beauty of its waterfall.

The Ramaclé Waterfall is located halfway between Château-d’Oex and Gérignoz in the forest along the river Sarine. After the long walk, a good barbecue on the river bank can not miss!

Paper Cutting - Découpage

Kids are introduced to this traditional art of the region, which help them develop the fine motor skills of their tiny hands! ‘Découpage’ in French, brings paper images to life by using tiny scissors or knives. Composed of one or more pieces of paper, in colour or in black and white, traditional mountain life and animals are delicately displayed on a white background. Kids will take a pair of scissors and try this traditional art!

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Cheese Factory - Maison de l’Etivaz

L’Etivaz is the name for an AOP mountain pasture cheese and the village where the cheese rounds are kept, near Château-d’Oex in the Vaudois Alps. The Maison de l’Etivaz offers visitors a chance to learn all about this cheese through demonstrations, tastings and visits to the ageing cellars.

Situated beneath the house, the ageing cellars contain over 20,000 cheese rounds which spend at least 135 days here, at a temperature of 10 to 16 degrees. During this period, the cheese is regularly turned and salt. According to a strictly regulated process, Etivaz AOP is only made between May and October in the mountain pasture chalets of Pays-d’Enhaut, at an altitude between 1,000 and 2,000 m.

Enjoying the Snow

During the winter camp, every afternoon, weather permitting, students enjoy the open-air snow on one of the more than 20 km slopes prepared for all levels. But not everything is ski, the most novice usually enjoy a lot of sledding through the hills or make snowball war!

After hours in the snow, everyone thanks for dinner a traditional fondue!

Gruyères Castle

Surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Alpine foothills, the Castle of Gruyères, located in the medieval town of Gruyères, is one of the most famous in Switzerland. The castle was built between 1270 and 1282.

The castle is open to the public and has a museum inside, where among other things, you can see a collection of landscapes by 19th century artists and an international collection of Fantastic Art.

Climatized Open Air Swimming Pool

If the weather permits, in summer we also take the children to the swimming pool, at the Berceau Olympic swimming pool in Château-d’Oex. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, the open-air pool, with its lawns, its diving board and its 70-metre waterslide, tempts to relaxation and it becomes a true oasis in hot afternoons.

For children who can’t swim, we propose alternative activities on those days.

Ice Skating

During winter time there are certain activities that can be carried out regardless of whether the hills are snowed or not, and one of those excited activities is outdoor ice skating!

In the very center of Château d’Oex is the ice skating rink, ready to slide on it, suitable both for beginners and for more advanced skaters. The laughs are guaranteed!