Get away from it all

Splendid scenery and cackling roosters: why not go for a holiday
in the countryside
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Immersed om mature!

On foot or by bike, there are a thousand ways to uncover our countryside © Studio Patrick Jantet

Come and uncover ou countryside's hidden trasures !

The countryside plays its charm with old churches, castles and archeological sites
Château d'Oron et Dents du Midi © Studio Patrick Jantet

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Lavey-les-Bains : the warmest thermal water in Switzerland
Bex: salt and wine
Gryon, the Alps at their best
Villars, town of Alpine chic and private boarding schools
Aigle, a castle in the vineyards
Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000
Leysin, for sports and studies
Les Mosses – La Lécherette
Rossinière, heir of Balthus
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Rougemont, its dream chalets
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Villeneuve near Lake Geneva
Montreux, congress and jazz town
Vevey, a lakeside market
Chexbres, a balcony on Lake Geneva
Cully, Lavaux and Jazz
Lutry, in celebration of wine
Lausanne, Olympic Capital
Echallens, the Swiss granary
Payerne, Cluny heritage
Estavayer-le-Lac, medieval city
Avenches, the Roman capital
Vully-les-Lacs, between fields and vineyards
Joux Valley: a Far North atmosphere
Romainmôtier, Cluny priory
Vallorbe, an enchanting underground world
Orbe, a Roman town, with its rich terroir
Yverdon-les-Bains, its water, its heritage
Yvonand, sweet Mediterranean clime
Grandson: a terroir to your taste
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses, music for all times
Nyon, town of history and festivals
St-Cergue, nature at its purest
Rolle, an international town
Morges, city of flowers
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The medieval castle and village of Oron are at the heart of hiking and biking itineraries: from Switzerland's largest menhir to the Rogivue peat bog. And Servion Zoo is much more than an animal park.

Thanks to an association of fans, the medieval castle in Oron is open to visitors and can be hired for parties and weddings.

The region around Oron counts 200 km marked paths for hiking and biking.

The Mosses de la Rogivue nature reserve is a marshland of national importance and a reserve for mammals, birds, batrachians, reptiles and insects.

Near Essertes stands Switzerland's largest menhir measuring 5.6 m and weighing 25 tons. In 1991 the « stone with a donkey’s back » revealed its origins dating back 4,500 years.

The Servion Zoo contains Nordic fauna, big cats, primates and lemurs and is committed to preserving endangered species.

The Tropiquarium presents a large variety of birds and reptiles in huge tropical hothouses, parks and aviaries. Much more than simple animal parks, the zoo and the Tropiquarium offer facilities that are easily accessible for children and the handicapped.

Geographic situation


Administration communale d'Oron
Grand-Rue 6
1607 Palézieux-Village
Phone +41 21 908 04 10
Fax +41 21 908 06 77

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