The Region

Crossroads of Europe

The region is simply one of the most beautiful and well placed in Europe.

The Vaudois Alps and the area along the lake of Geneva (Lac Léman) is the largest French-speaking region in Switzerland.

Villars-sur-Ollon is easily the most attractive area for an Alpine holiday home. It is the most accessible resort, just under 90mins by road from Geneva Airport with excellent public transport via train and bus.

On the lake, the commune of Montreux is at the heart of the Swiss Riviera. Properties are available in the towns and villages along the banks or up in the vineyards.

About Villars-sur-Ollon

Otherwise known as the "Pearl of the Swiss Alps", Villars-sur-Ollon is one of Switzerland's oldest and most favoured resorts. South facing, the village sits on a high plateau overlooking the Rhône Valley with spectacular views of the rugged peaks of the French and Swiss Alps. Villars is amply equipped for year round entertainment with 220 km of marked ski runs and 77 lifts, 550 km of marked walks in summer, outdoor and indoor tennis, swimming pools, an ice rink, squash, golf, horse riding, walks and fine restaurants. The resort has a lot to offer the avid shopper with its stylish boutiques. It is also very well known for its schools and international colleges, such as the famous Aiglon College.

The Villars plateau consists a cluster of unspoilt villages: Chesières, Arveyes, La Barboleuse and Gryon. It is a family resort and one of the few to offer year round activities for all members of the family, whether or not you are a skier. Thanks to strict local building regulations the villages maintain their old world charm whilst offering all the advantages and infrastructure of a modern resort.

Over the last fifty years the community has attracted people from around the world - celebrities and international businessmen, but most importantly, it is a family resort where everybody can enjoy themselves and relax without any of the inconveniences of modern city life. Many ski resorts in Switzerland are famous for their wealth and film stars. Villars is equally upmarket and is respected for its discretion. However, it would be a mistake to think that it is only an expensive place. Whilst the majority of properties are truly exclusive, there are many, both new and resale, which are excellent value for money.

Thanks to Switzerland’s superlative motorway system Villars is close to Geneva (90 mins), Montreux (25 mins), Lausanne (40 mins), Berne (60 mins), Basle (120 mins) and Zürich (180 mins). Further afield by road you can reach Milan in 4 hrs, Nice in 6 hrs, Paris in 4 hrs and London via Reims/Dijon in 10 hrs through the Euro Tunnel

Villars is also easily accessible by public transport. 80 minutes by train to Aigle and then bus to the centre of the resort, or to Bex, changing to the mountain railway service.