Located between vines and the peaks of the Jura mountain range, the Chasseral Regional Park offers unspoilt nature and landscapes divided by the region’s typical dry stone walls.
A beacon atop the mountainSymbolised by its logo complete with the telecommunication antenna at the summit of the fourth-highest peak of the Jura range and visible from all sides, the Chasseral Park reveals its many faces. Meadows interspersed with woodland and dry stone walls, vineyards, gorges, plateaux and valleys follow each other in an opulent display by Mother Nature.
World-wide fameProud of their roots, the inhabitants of this region are pioneers of advanced technology. State-of-the-art watches or micro-mechanics but also famous wines, cheese and chocolates are sure-fire winners exported to all corners of the world. Discovering certified locally produced products from the Swiss Parks is a must.
A Park at a cultural cross-roadThe Park and its region are located where different cultures meet: industry and craftsmanship, town and country - but in particular where French and German speaking regions of Switzerland intersect. The interface of these confrontations has shaped this region, making it fertile ground for development and cultural interchange.
Nature within easy reach
The Chasseral massif and its adjoining valleys can be easily explored on foot, bicycle, mountain bike or even on roller skates through the vineyards. A well-developed network of public transport in the form of trains, buses, boats and funicular railways brings visitors into the totally different world of the great outdoors in just a few minutes.
Farm restaurants - a new experience
Among the many experiences to be recommended in the region is the pleasure of recovering your breath on the terrace of a mountain inn, locally known as a “métairie” or “farm restaurant”, or alternatively in its wood-scented warmth of its fireside - an experience no-one should miss. It is when sampling one of these famous invigorating dishes that the visitor will truly appreciate the rustic charm of this attractive and unspoilt region.
The annual activities programme of the Chasseral Park with its detachable map is a mine of information on ideas for things for both visitors and local people to do in the Park.