Summer

La Taupiniere in summer
La Taupiniere in summer

Switzerland is such a wonderful place in summer and many people who adore it for winter sports often don’t realise it can be even more beautiful in summer.

 There are so many things to do from sightseeing and cultural visits, to sailing on the lakes and walking in the mountains – even summer skiing on the glaciers.

View from the chalet balcony
View from the chalet balcony

In summer the Moleson area is renowned for its splendid walking paths, including a botanical walk especially marked for rare plants and a cheese route, visiting many of the cheese-producing farms. The main lifts and the two mountain restaurants, one with an excellent observatory, are open from mid-June to mid-October for those of preferring to take things a little easier.

 The interspersed farms surrounding the chalet make Gruyères, Vacherin and Serac cheeses in cauldrons over open wood fires. The old farm in the heart of the village is now a traditional cheese-making centre. It opens from May to October and also has displays of local interest.

Summer sporting activities are also well supplied. In the village are floodlit tennis courts, a mini-golf course, a children’s play area, archery lessons, ‘petanque’, a bob-luge and grass scooters.

 Trout fishing, windsurfing and pony trekking are also available locally. For the more adventurous there is rock climbing, rafting, canyoning, paragliding and other ‘extreme’ sports.

Further information is available from the tourist office in the square. Here you’ll also find a village shop, a restaurant-cafe, pizzeria, and a ski shop.

The sights and sounds from the balcony in summer. The cows often graze in the field at the bottom of the garden!