The Chasseron peak, over 1600 m high, is at the centre of this walk through the Jura of the Waadtland with its many wonderful views. However, at the starting point in La Combaz, something quite different is the centre of attention. Hordes of hungry guests come on a pilgrimage up here to the Pampa to taste the "Beignets au fromage"; a speciality that is obviously well-loved for miles around.
Seemingly hewn out of the rocks, the Gorge of Covatannaz extends from Vuiteboeuf through the wooded and steep flank of the Jura up to Ste-Croix. In this gorge, extremely high energy values are measured.
The clockmaker Antoine Favre-Salomon, a native of Geneva, invented a musical pocket watch in 1796. Since then he is considered to be the inventor of the music box, and Sainte-Croix became the world capital of mechanical music. Music automatons are still produced here.