Lac des Chavonnes © Valérie Martini
Lac des Chavonnes © Eva Jungo
Lac des Chavonnes © Eva Jungo
Lac des Chavonnes ©Sébastien Staub

Lac des Chavonnes

This tranquil mountain lake, perched at 1,690 metres (in the heart of the Vaudois Alps), offers a unique setting in the heart of the forest. Follow the 2 kilometre path from the "Bretaye" train stop.

Less than a 30-minute walk from the "Col de Bretaye" train stop, Lake Les Chavonnes is a haven of peace for walking and sunbathing. Some visitors brave the cool water for a swim while others try their hand at fishing. The Lac des Chavonnes restaurant on the lakeshore serves authentic and tasty light meals. An easy 2-kilometre walk from the BVB train stop. Legend has it that there's treasure hidden in the lake, protected by the white monster of Lake Les Chavonnes. Visitors can still see the diamonds glinting at the bottom of the water in the light of the moon or the sun. The more sceptical visitors will say that it's actually rock encrusted with the shiny mineral pyrite.

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