Lac de Bretaye - paysage été M.Barrand
Vue Grand Chamossaire © Eva Jungo

Randonnée - Bretaye-Grand et Petit Chamossaire

Bretaye - Roc d'Orsay - Grand Chamossaire - Petite Chamossaire - Bretaye

This walk along the ridges of the highest peak in Villars, the Grand Chamossaire, will offer you breath-taking views.

Starting from Bretaye (or Roc d'Orsay), you head for the top of Grand Chamossaire, at 2,112 m, where a panoramic view of the whole of the Vaud Alps as far as Lake Geneva awaits you! Then follow the path along the ridge leading to the neighbouring peak of Le Petit Chamossaire at 2,010 m. Walk back down to the chair lift of the same name and to Lac Noir and then back to Bretaye. You can also do this walk in the opposite direction.

Practical information

Transport :
The train from Villars to Bretaye is included in the Free Access Card durant l'été, consulter les horaires sur
The Roc d'Orsay cable car is included in the Magic Pass 2018-2019 and the Free Access Card.

Parking :
- parking du Centenaire, in front of the train station (fee)
- parking de Rochegrise, 200m away from the train station "Rochegrise", free of charge, limited to 10h
- parking du Roc d'Orsay, in front of the cablecar start, free of charge

A few pointers:
- Stay on the marked paths
- Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions
- Respect flora and fauna
- Take your rubbish home with you
- Respect private property
- Close all gates behind you
- Keep dogs on leads


Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
5 km
Difference in height
415 Metres


From May 1, 2019 to Oct 30, 2019

Along your way

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Train Bex-Villars-Bretaye (BVB)

Train Bex-Villars-Bretaye (BVB)

It's a 45-minute trip on the BVB from Bex to Villars, through spectacular alpine valleys.

Restaurant du Roc 2000

Restaurant du Roc 2000


Kitchen from our mountains, typical dishes, hamburgers, pizzas, pasta. The highest terrace from Villars, right in front of the Mont Blanc at an altitude of 2000m.

Lac des Chavonnes

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.

Bretaye Alpine pasture

Bretaye Alpine pasture


These alpine pastures stretch all around Bretaye, a delight for skiers during the winter. Farm visits and teas available.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes


The Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes is located near the pretty mountain lake with the same name. Nestling at an altitude of 1,690 metres in the heart of the Vaudois Alps in Villars-sur-Ollon, this restaurant welcomes guests in summer and winter in a charming and verdant setting.

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