Lakes and legendsHave you ever heard about the dragon of Lake Les Chavonnes who gobbles up bandits and looters?
The legend of Les Chavonnes: In the 17th century, when the people of Valais were threatening an invasion, the shepherds of the high alpine meadows of Les Diablerets went to warn Lady Isabeau that they were about to be looted. Lady Isabeau, daughter of Lord Pontverre, who dwelt in the chateau in the foothills of Pic Chaussy (2 walls still being visible today), decided to flee to avoid the looting, fire and other violations that were commonplace in this barbaric time. She took her prettiest dress, her jewellery box and fled through La Forclaz to take refuge in the forest of Les Chavonnes, on the shores of the lake where she remained. Lady Isabeau hid her jewellery box by throwing it into the middle of the lake.