Running from Les Diablerets to Aigle in the Vaudois Alps, the Vallée des Ormonts is a region full of traditions and with a rich heritage. To preserve and share these traditions, the Musée des Ormonts in Vers-l’Eglise, near Les Diablerets, organises temporary exhibitions, open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Extending from Aigle to the foot of the Diablerets Massif, the Ormonts Valley is a region steeped in tradition and blessed with a rich cultural heritage.
To preserve and share these traditions, the Musée des Ormonts regularly puts together exhibitions showcasing different aspects of the valley. The history of winter sport, a journey through old photographs, the Diablerets Bitter drink, devil’s legends and 100 years of regional railway are but a few of the themes that have been covered over the past years.
Thanks to exciting interactive exhibitions, visitors come away feeling that a secret of the Vaud Alps has been revealed.
Hydropower in Les Ormonts
The valley of Les Ormonts has vast hydropower potential, fed by a number of torrents and rivers. For centuries, these have been harnessed to power the water wheels of mills, sawmills, washhouses, etc., and – after the construction of several hydropower plants and dams – facilitated the electrification of villages. Discover the magic of the “White Gold of Les Ormonts” through images, models and films and visit an authentic, water-powered sawmill that is still in use near the village of Vers-L’Eglise.
Groups visit upon request all year round.
Exhibition to discover now:
The power of water in Les Ormonts (history of hydraulic energy)
Free Access Card
Entrance to the Ormont Museum is included with the Free Access Card.
The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.