This is a picture postcard village lying on the border with Switzerland. The tourist office informs you of the abundance of activities laid on for all the family - there is even a mountain bikers' week. The spring flowers are lovely, walks are plentiful, restaurants are varied, swimming pool is central. YOU DO NEED A CAR. All this and golf, parapenting, white water rafting in the surrounding areas.
In winter, skiing is good and there is an English ski school which benefits little ones. Snowboarders have their own area and you can have guided walks on snow shoes tracing animal tracks. Skate to music in the open air - even dive under the ice of the local small lake under expert supervision. Climate Mediterranean. Location sheltered.
30 mins. to Lake Geneva. Le Bouveret has an indoor water park. 20 more to Montreux and its summer jazz festival, shops, casino. Boats go across daily in season. Shop until you drop in Geneva or Lausanne if you have euros to spare.