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Holydays in Villars: Then and Now

The first Travellers: Pilgrims and Traders For a long time in history, travelling did not serve pure pleasure, but pursued other purposes until the 18th century: pilgrims in religious settings, crusaders, messengers and merchants wandered about. The earliest witnesses of  some kind of tourism in Switzerland can be found in…

The Villars Palace’s splendid history

Arriving in Villars by car, bus or the jerky and charming train: You can’t miss the Villars Palace.  Since 1913 it has been enthroned majestically above the village, worthy of a Grand Hotel. From the small train station, opened 1913 as well, it is only a few minutes’ walk to…