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 visited 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, the Hôtel de Ville, the 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 more accessible. The station is built in a beautiful Swiss chalet style.
The Anglican Church was built in 1899 and expanded in 1911, because it was such a popular destination in those days, just before the outbreak of the Great War.
Château-d’Oex is still a remarkable village in the Pays-d’Enhaut region.
(Source and further information: www.chateau-doex.ch).