Montricher © Grégoire Chappuis


Montricher, a lovely small village at the foot of the Jura, can easily be recognized by its round tower and its church. Around Montricher there are a lot of possibilities for hikes and strolls along the marked routes, for example the route directing to Mont-Tendre, the highest peak of the Swiss Jura.

Situated on a hill at the foot of the Jura, the village of Montricher with its 830 inhabitants is off the main road traffic roads and profits from a real quietness.

Around Montricher there are numerous possibilities for hikes and strolls. The hiking tourism has marked a lot of routes that lead the hikers to Mont-Tendre (highest peak of the Swiss Jura), where one can have a rest in the cottage Buvette du Mont-Tendre, open from Mai to September.

Other walking-tours lead to Rizel or Châtel. For the less athletic people there is the possibility to take a little walk through the village, which allows the visitors to admire the beautiful church with its round tower, unique in the Vaud region. It is probable that originally this tower was the chapel of the castle, which explains the thickness of the walls of its bell tower (1.80m) and the presence of arrow slits and look-out ports. From the church one can enjoy a splendid view on the plain, the Alps and the lake.

After a walk one can enjoy a good meal in the Auberge aux Deux Sapins.

In search of discovery, visit the Gourmet Cheese Factory and taste the succulent Gruyère AOP. Or stop by the Fondation Michalski to discover literary exhibitions or simply admire its incredible architecture.



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