"Vanil Noir" nature conservation area

There are quite big populations of ibex and chamois living here. The Vallon des Morteys is also noted for its rare plant species (alpine betony, pyramidal orchid, alpine flax, alpine cephalaria and alpine dragonhead). The nature conservation area...more

Les Bains de la Gruyère

Les Bains de la...

The cylinder-shaped building made of wood and glass is snugly embedded...more

Great all-round panoramic views Vounetse

Great all-round...

The holiday destination of Charmey is surrounded by numerous fantastic...more

Grass Scooter

The grass scooter is well suited for exploring the mountain world near Charmey.

"Vanil Noir" nature conservation area

There are quite big populations of ibex and chamois living here. The Vallon des Morteys is also noted for its rare plant species (alpine betony, pyramidal orchid, alpine flax, alpine cephalaria and alpine dragonhead). The nature conservation area is on land belonging to the municipalities of Charmey and Grandvillard and covers an area of 15 km², including the valleys of Bounavaux and Morteys.

The Vanil Noir area is one of pre-Alpine landscapes of special beauty that shelter a great variety of flora and fauna. It is listed in the inventory of natural sites and monuments of national importance.

Les Bains de la Gruyère

The cylinder-shaped building made of wood and glass is snugly embedded in a pasture. It boasts two real “mountain lakes” with natural mineral water that is heated with wood fire and has a temperature ranging from 33°C - 34ºC. The melodious sound of the enchanting waterfall, the symbol of this facility, will lull you to sleep.

Spa guests are welcomed in this facility by a one-of-a-kind and innovative design that is completely integrated with the environment.

Great all-round panoramic views Vounetse

The holiday destination of Charmey is surrounded by numerous fantastic vantage points for views. One of the most beautiful views is visible from Vounetse. The immense peaks of the Vaud and Fribourg Alps tower in the foreground. Behind those summits you can see all the way to Dents Vertes, even up to Mont Blanc. Far below in the valley, the reservoir lake Lac de Montsalvens, glitters in the sunlight.

The holiday destination of Charmey is surrounded by numerous fantastic vantage points for views. One of the most beautiful views is visible from Vounetse. The immense peaks of the Vaud and Fribourg Alps tower in the foreground. Behind those summits you can see all the way to Dents Vertes, even up to Mont Blanc. Far below in the valley, the reservoir lake Lac de Montsalvens, glitters in the sunlight.