Britons in Château-d’Oex
24 June 2019
In the last quarter of the 19th century, Château-d’Oex became increasingly popular. Many British tourists visit the region. The infrastructure improved and many hotels, inns, restaurants and pensions and other facilities opened their doors. Some of them still exist (for example the Hôtel de l’ours, l’Hôtel de Ville, Résidence Rosat and the Clos des Abeilles at Villa d’Oex).
The arrival of the Montreux-Oberland Bernois railway in 1904 made the whole region of Pays-d’Enhaut better accessible. The station is a beautiful chalet Swiss style.
The Anglican Church was built in 1899 and was extended in 1911, so popular was the destination in these days, just before the outbreak of the Great War.
Château-d’Oex is still a remarkable village in the magnificent Pays-d’Enhaut region. (Source and further information: www.chateau-doex.ch).