Holidays in Villars - Switzerland
Find true peace and quiet in the mountains
A holiday in the Alpes Vaudoises is a wonderfully peaceful experience. Set between the eastern end of Lake Geneva and the high Alps above the Rhone Valley, this is one of the forgotten areas of Switzerland where idyllic villages bask in summer sunshine, ideal for those looking for an undisturbed alpine retreat. Villars itself is a charming village situated on a beautiful, natural sunny plateau with spectacular views. Here you have the chance to relax in a pure environment ... to enjoy leisurely lunches in mountain restaurants and re-energising walks amongst the ever-changing colours of lofty alpine pastures. Click here for a recommended walk from Villars, with a mountain restaurant en route.
There are some breathtaking mountain trips to be taken from Villars, many of which can be enjoyed for FREE with the 'Free Access Card' given to Villars hotel guests during the summer months. A real must do is the famous Les Diablerets and its traditional gondola ride to Isenau. More fabulous views can be enjoyed from Roc d'Orsay and Les Chaux - again with the gondola rides included in your Free Access Card. Or visit Glacier 3000 with your Half Fare Card. This is the highest point in the Vaud Alps and has unforgettable views of the finest peaks in the Alps, as well as numerous exciting activities such as a toboggan run, the Ice Express chairlift and the Glacier Walk. Please click here for more details.
Villars has many other attractions, from the open air pool to the miniature steam railway park and at nearby Aigle, you will find a fairytale castle and vineyard. Villars has its own cog railway which lumbers up past the wonderful alpine golf course, to Bretaye where you can visit three mountain lakes and enjoy a range of spectacular walks, or in the other direction to Bex, where you can visit a working saltmine. The historic lakeside town of Montreux and its famous Chillon Castle also makes for a popular excursion from Villars, being just an hour away by train. From Montreux there are also numerous recommended excursions such as the Chocolate Train and Les Rochers-de-Naye.
Please click here for a Villars short break option or call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service.
TWO AND MULTI CENTRE HOLIDAYS
Why not consider a multi centre holiday, combining peaceful Villars with the lively town of Lausanne. Or create a real lakes and mountains holiday by travelling onwards by rail to enchanting Lucerne.
Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to arrange an itinerary that is tailor made to your requirements.
Staying in Villars? ....
Use public transport FREE of charge!
The card gives free use of local infrastructure to every visitor staying in a Villars hotel. It is issued by the hotel on your arrival and is valid for the duration of your stay. Below are just a few of the reductions that are on offer. The card is valid from the end of May until mid October.
FREE travel on local trains and buses around Villars.
FREE travel on the Roc d'Orsay, Les Chaux and Les Diablerets-Isenau gondola lifts.
FREE summer activities such as tennis, downhill grass scooters and high ropes course.
FREE entry to the swimming pool/wellness centre, ice rink and minigolf.