Lake Retaud nestles at an altitude of 1,685 metres directly opposite Glacier3000. This haven of peace offers walks in summer and winter as well as a restaurant with an adjoining, sunny terrace for fans of hiking, cross-country skiing and other winter sports.
A heavenly site in the Vaudois Alps! This idyllic nature spot near Col du Pillon (Glacier3000) is a highly appreciated destination. Starting from the mountain pass, hikers reach the Hotel-Restaurant lake in merely 30 minutes. The restaurant offers various traditional and international culinary specialties. Don't miss the plate of cured meats and cheeses, the various types of fondues (one with black truffles), the trio of fish from the lake, the “Aquarello” risotto or the home-made ice creams.
In the autumn, there are several game specialties. To accompany these dishes, the wine card offers a nice selection of Swiss, French and Italian wines. This extraordinary hotel-restaurant boasts a magnificent view of the mountains, the valleys and Lake Retaud. In spring and summer, fishermen and bathers are welcome on the shores of this pretty lake.
A thirty-minute walk or 5-minute car drive from Col du Pillon
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, open every evening for groups of 12 persons or more
The opening days and hours may vary depending on the weather. It is advisable to call before going to the restaurant