Aigle : history, heritage and wine
The first dwellings go back to the 12th century and were located around Aigle’s historical flagship: the Castle and its peaceful Cloître neighbourhood. Nowadays, vistors can learn about the evolution of the city by following the didactic path, which will guide them to the aiglon monument and 4 emblematic neighbourhoods. The path called “des Rues et des Hommes” ( Streets and People) takes visitors through picturesque streets, to the arcades of Jerusalem street and the Cloître neighbourhood. If they embark on the “Balade des fontaines” (fountains walk), travelers will discover 27 fountains over the course of 5km. Wine lovers will undoubtley explore Chablais AOC’s 5 terroirs with more than 50 winemakers who produce some of the area’s best wines.
Chablais AOC vineyards and tourist attractions
Chablais AOC’s unique terroirs located in Aigle, Bex, Ollon, Villeneuve and Yvorne produce great wines, that originate mostly from the famous Chasselas variety. The best of these white wines compete every year in the Mondial du Chasselas. The Vineyard Path is a 23.7km wine tourism route from Yvorne to Lavey-les-Bains. It takes hikers through terraces, wine cellars and wineries as well as to the area’s main attractions like the castle, the salt mines or Lavey-les-Bains’s thermal spa. Beyond the vineyards and the UCI World Cycling Centre (UCI WCC), headquarters of the International Federation, which opens every Thursday for guided tours, Aigle is home to an Adventure Park and its 11 rope courses in the Fahy forest. Not far from Aigle, visitors can also experience the 18-hole Montreux Golf course.