Rossinière

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Rossinière
Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 18, L'Etivaz–Rossinière
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 3, Les Mosses–Château-d’Oex
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 19, Rossinière–Rochers de Naye
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Chemin de la Sarine au Pays-d'Enhaut
Chemin de la Sarine au Pays-d'Enhaut
Route 131, Rougemont–Rossinière
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Le Grand Tour des Vanils
Le Grand Tour des Vanils
Route 263, Rossinière–Allières
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Rossinière
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 2, Bulle–Gstaad
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 8, Montbovon–Aigle
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 7, Fribourg–Montbovon
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Rossinière
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Rossinière
Rossinière

Rossinière

Located at 930 m.a.s.l, the picturesque mountain village of Rossinière in the Pays-d'Enhaut region of canton Vaud is famous for its many wooden chalets with painted and intricately carved facades.
With a population of less than 500, Rossinière has remained a typical mountain village untouched by industrialization. At the beginning of the 20th century, forestry was the primary source of income, bringing a degree of prosperity to the inhabitants. Today forestry no longer plays more than a minor role, but farming still characterizes the village. The export hit is the famous l'Étivaz alp cheese, much valued for its spicy flavour. It is made in the region's alpine pastures from the milk of cows grazing the nearby pastures.

Superb wooden houses set the the village of Rossinière apart. The chalet facades feature intricate and delicate details, and can be admired on a one-hour themed trail through the village. The star of the show is the Grand Chalet with its expansive, elaborately adorned facade spanning five floors and interspersed with 113 windows. The Grand Chalet was built around 1756 for Jean David Henchoz, a farmer, notary and judge who wanted to build a cheese store. And thus the cellar was responsible for the house’s dimensions – as it was intended for the storage and ripening of 600 wheels of cheese. The upper floor was reserved for business matters: this is where merchants from Bulle, Vevey and even Lyon would haggle over the price of export cheese. In 1976, the Grand Chalet was purchased by the painter Balthus, Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001). He resided here with his wife and their daughter, painted and received celebrities and artists from all over Europe.

Below the village, the Saane river has been dammed to create a charming little lake, the Lac du Vernex.

Highlights

  • Grand Chalet – Switzerland’s largest wooden-built home: 500 m2 of floor space, 5 floors, 113 windows, a painted facade dedication containing 2800 letters.
  • Balthus Chapel – documentaries, photographs and artistic works give an insight into the life of the famous figurative painter, who spent the last 24 years of his life in Rossinière.
  • Rossinière Church – a Romanesque church whose existence dates back to 1316. The painting of a bear in the interior stands for Bernese rule. The church was restored in 1975.
Located at 930 m.a.s.l, the picturesque mountain village of Rossinière in the Pays-d'Enhaut region of canton Vaud is famous for its many wooden chalets with painted and intricately carved facades.
With a population of less than 500, Rossinière has remained a typical mountain village untouched by industrialization. At the beginning of the 20th century, forestry was the primary source of income, bringing a degree of prosperity to the inhabitants. Today forestry no longer plays more than a minor role, but farming still characterizes the village. The export hit is the famous l'Étivaz alp cheese, much valued for its spicy flavour. It is made in the region's alpine pastures from the milk of cows grazing the nearby pastures.

Superb wooden houses set the the village of Rossinière apart. The chalet facades feature intricate and delicate details, and can be admired on a one-hour themed trail through the village. The star of the show is the Grand Chalet with its expansive, elaborately adorned facade spanning five floors and interspersed with 113 windows. The Grand Chalet was built around 1756 for Jean David Henchoz, a farmer, notary and judge who wanted to build a cheese store. And thus the cellar was responsible for the house’s dimensions – as it was intended for the storage and ripening of 600 wheels of cheese. The upper floor was reserved for business matters: this is where merchants from Bulle, Vevey and even Lyon would haggle over the price of export cheese. In 1976, the Grand Chalet was purchased by the painter Balthus, Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001). He resided here with his wife and their daughter, painted and received celebrities and artists from all over Europe.

Below the village, the Saane river has been dammed to create a charming little lake, the Lac du Vernex.

Highlights

  • Grand Chalet – Switzerland’s largest wooden-built home: 500 m2 of floor space, 5 floors, 113 windows, a painted facade dedication containing 2800 letters.
  • Balthus Chapel – documentaries, photographs and artistic works give an insight into the life of the famous figurative painter, who spent the last 24 years of his life in Rossinière.
  • Rossinière Church – a Romanesque church whose existence dates back to 1316. The painting of a bear in the interior stands for Bernese rule. The church was restored in 1975.

Arrival and return Rossinière

Adresse

Pays-d’Enhaut Région | Rossinière
Rue de la Placette 9
1658 Rossinière
Tel. +41 (0)26 924 25 21
rossiniere@chateau-doex.ch
www.chateau-doex.ch

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Hiking in

Rossinière
Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 18, L'Etivaz–Rossinière
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 3, Les Mosses–Château-d’Oex
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 19, Rossinière–Rochers de Naye
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Chemin de la Sarine au Pays-d'Enhaut
Chemin de la Sarine au Pays-d'Enhaut
Route 131, Rougemont–Rossinière
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Le Grand Tour des Vanils
Le Grand Tour des Vanils
Route 263, Rossinière–Allières
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Cycling in

Rossinière
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 2, Bulle–Gstaad
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 8, Montbovon–Aigle
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 7, Fribourg–Montbovon
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Mountain biking in

Rossinière
Alpine Bike
Pays d'Enhaut Bike