Chateau D’OEX

 
 

About Chateau d’oex

 

Chateau d’Oex is the main village in a large area known as the Pays d’Enhaut. 


Even though Chateau d'Oex is a small village, it has a number of restaurants and a well-equipped COOP supermarket and various other small stores.  It has a striking old church on a hill in the middle of the village and several ancient chalets.  It is about ten kilometres to world-renowned Gstaad and Gruyere is about 20 kilometres away. A small train winds through the mountains to Montreux in one direction and towards Interlaken in the other.

It has a world-renowned Hot-Air Balloon Week at the end of January each year. One can watch cheese being made in a local Fromagerie or hike up the mountains to see the cows in the high alpage during the summer months. Lots of great hiking off the beaten track. Downhill skiing in winter can include skiing the whole Gstaad valley area, with skiing at Saanenmoser usually available to Easter.

The Capital of the Pays d’Enhaut