Villars-sur-Ollon

4 Tridents
SwitzerlandMountain Resort

An unforgettable family vacation in this stunning 1920's palace

The 1920s hotel provides an elegantly stylish welcome, with its warm colour scheme and friendly atmosphere. The ideal base from which parents and children can enjoy exploring this exceptional environment, with a small rack railway* to take you up to the summits.
* at extra cost.

The Villars Palace is a 1920s building, its restaurant, lobby and theatre are listed buildings.

The hotel has a wide variety of rooms (215 in total), on six floors with lift, and a garden level.

Club

A comfortable and elegant Club or Family Club Room, on all floors of the hotel.

You might want to opt for a south-facing room.

Surface 11 m² - 31 m², 118 - 334 sqft
Guests 1 - 4 persons

Our chefs push themselves to the limit and let their creative juices flow in order to cook you up unforgettable dishes. As you sit at your table and admire the impeccable table art, you will smell and taste delicious food all night long. It's safe to say that you won't go to bed hungry.


The Chamossaire

Le Chamossaire has a magnificent dining room with a carved wooden ceiling and antique chandeliers, a generous and elegant source of light. Step back in time for breakfast, lunch and dinner, yet enjoy the best of contemporary cuisine from the international buffet.


The Pillon

With glass walls that flood the restaurant with light and showcase the fabulous mountain scenery, Le Pillon is an elegant and contemporary setting where you can enjoy the best of Swiss cuisine. Relax and enjoy waiter service and the warm and friendly atmosphere as you recount the day's adventures and plan tomorrow. Booking is essential, at Reception.


The Bouquetins

Le Bouquetin is a welcoming chalet-style restaurant for hungry skiers, but you can also get there by the mountain railway, which drops you just outside. Nestled in the heart of the Alps, enjoy good food with fabulous views. Open on certain days, check on site for details.

Price includes

Included in your offer are a selection of refreshing drinks and sweet and savoury snacks, so you don't have to worry about carrying your wallet around with you. Choose from a selection of sodas, cocktails with and without alcohol, water and local wines or spirits. Staff are on hand to make you a nice hot drink if you're feeling a little chilly.

With supplement

Certain drinks are not included in your offer. VSOP, XO spirits and luxury champagne are all available. If you're in a hurry then certain Resort vending machines offer bottled and canned drinks which can also be acquired from the Club Med Boutique. A la carte wines can be found in the Resort restaurants and bars, as well as a selection of drinks from super-premium brands.


The Col de Soud

With majestic views of the Vaudoise Alps from the vibrant indoor space and outdoor terrace, time spent here during the day is a real morale booster. Sink into a comfy armchair come evening with a well-deserved apéritif after the challenge of the Alpine pistes.


The Altitude bar

Scaling the dizzyy heights of the Vaudoise mountains, the aptly named Bar d'Altitude in the Bouqetins restaurant is a great place for light lunch and drinks. With fabulous views over the slopes, it's the perfect way to break up an afternoon's skiing and recharge your batteries for the home run.

With the benefit of over 40 years' Club Med experience behind it, our Resort offers innovative clubs for children and teenagers:

- Dedicated areas specifically designed for their needs, and equipment designed with a view to comfort and safety

- G.O®s with a passion for their job(1)

- Numerous activities for all ages: sport, creative activities and games for the different age groups

- Opening hours that allow parents to make the most of their stay, and respect the children's desires and sleeping patterns

For information: the children's clubs are open all week, except Sunday.

(1)In France, G.O®s with a BAFA (State diploma for youth group leaders) or childcare qualification, depending on the age of the children; in other countries, an equivalent local diploma or relevant experience.

Baby Club Med® (4 to 23 months)

A gentle haven for little ones, safe in the experienced hands of their dedicated G.O®s. Focus on early learning activities and motor skills:

From 8.30 am to 5 pm, 6 Days out of 7


Petit Club Med® (2 to 3)

Fun and spacious premises with plenty of outdoor space. Your toddlers will have a great time with their friends, and explore a wide range of activities designed to introduce them to new experiences:
Sport: learning to ski* courses (from 3 years old), walks, gym sessions
Making things: arts and crafts
Expression: dressing up, make up, fashion shows, listening to music, puppets
Play: outdoor snow games, construction and board games
Rest time and siesta, lunch and tea
Evening: songs, games, nursery rhymes, shows

From 8.30 am to 5 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week


Mini Club Med® (from 4 to 10)

We've thought of everything possible to ensure your children have a unique, adventure-packed vacation, with discovery, sports and activities for each age group.

From 8.30 am to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week


Juniors' Club Med® (11 to 17)

Teenagers can meet up and take part in the activities that interest them most, in the company of their G.O®:

6 days out of 7

Baby-sitting

From 4 months to 7 years

To enjoy a moment of total freedom, take advantage of the babysitting service.

For information: we provide a list of babysitting services on request. Club Med provides the contact but has no responsibility for the service provided.

Pyjamas Club®

From 4 months to 7 years

The Pyjamas Club® is a group babysitting service (no specific activities). It enables parents to leave their children with a team of experienced and qualified G.O®s in a dedicated area with all the necessary comforts (beds,sofas, video area, etc).

Baby Restaurant

From 4 months to 3 years

The meals are devised by the team of specialist chefs at the Baby Restaurant, to satisfy babies' specific needs.

Restaurant located in the Baby Club Med®, open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week. Buffet specially prepared for infants with starters, meat, fish, vegetables, purées, soups, cheese and desserts. All the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals (microwave, bottle warmer, blender). High chairs also available.

Baby corner

From 4 to 23 months

This baby corner, located in the main restaurant, proposes sweet and savoury baby foods and the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals.

Baby feeding and equipment room

Until 23 months

Open 24 hours a day, it provides all the utensils necessary for preparing meals: mixer, steriliser (provided only on request), microwave, fridge, bottle warmer (systematically provided in the room for the G.Ms® who have reserved a Baby Club Med® or Club Med Baby Welcome® service) and additional products such as mineral water, fruit, full-fat and semi-skimmed long-life milk (baby formula milk not provided).

Club Med Baby Welcome® (from 4 to 23 months)

Until 23 months

Personal welcome, baby-care material available in your room and/or in the baby feeding and equipment room:
Cot
Changing mat
Baby bath
Bottle-warmer
High chair and/or booster cushions in the restaurant on request
Sweet and savoury baby foods, baby corner equipped for preparing babies' meals
Pushchairs available if required

Playground

The playgrounds independent of the children's club facilities are open to children accompanied by their parents.

Learning to ski and the pleasures of snow course

From 3 to 3 years

This 5-day course, 3 hours a day, is proposed by Petit Club Med® for 3 year olds, in the Club Med Snow Garden.
The children are prepared in the Ski Room, by the Petit Club Med® G.O®s, who accompany them throughout the course.
Lessons given by the ESF (French Ski School) instructors.
Children can take their first French skiing diploma and get their Piou-Piou medal.
Inclusive of equipment rental.
Book as an addition to the Petit Club Med® services.

Teen Spa

From 11 to 17 years

Club Med Spa by PAYOT now proposes specific beauty treatments for teenagers, at set times in the day, to introduce them to the World of Wellness. An experience to try on your own, with Mum or with your friends.
Reservations on site only.

SPORTS

  • Alpine skiing
  • Snowboard
  • Multi Snow Sports program
  • Cardio-training room
  • Aquadynamic
  • Pilates
  • Walks, snow shoe walks and Nordic walking
  • Sled

SPORTS

  • Cross country skiing

Switzerland

Switzerland in brief

- Official name: Swiss or Helvetic Confederation, made up of 26 cantons

- Surface area: 41,285 sq km, including 1,289 sq km of lakes

- Capital: Berne

- Official languages: German, French, Italian and Romanche

- Currency: the Swiss Franc

- Religions: Catholicism (39%) and Reformed Evangelical Church (33%) are the major religions

Useful facts for your stay at Villars sur Ollon Club Med

Main public holidays and events in Switzerland

- in January: New Year’s Day (1 January)

- in April: Easter Monday

- in May: Labour Day (1 May) / Ascension Day / Whit Monday

- in August: Swiss National Day (1 August) / Assumption of the Virgin Mary (15 August) / Lundi du Tirage (Vaud canton, during August)

- in September: Federal Fast Day (day of penitence and prayer, on the 3rd Sunday in September)

- in November: All Saints Day (1 November) / Ewigkeitssonntag (Protestant Church, commemoration of the dead, the last Sunday before the first Sunday of Advent, end of November)

- in December: St Nicolas (6 December) / Christmas Day (25 December)

Swiss culinary specialities

- Starters: wide variety of cured meats: salami, cabbage sausage, Vaudois sausage, Valais dried meat and Grison meat, longeole genevois (sausage with pork and lean meat)

- Dishes: cheese fondue, raclette (melted cheese with potatoes, gherkins and cold meats), croutes (melted cheese and white wine on bread), röstri (crispy potato cake), bölletünne (onion tart with bacon, a Vaudois speciality), capuns (meat, cheese and lettuce leaves)

- Cheese: cheese of the Swiss Alps (Tessin and Berne), emmental, gruyère, tête de Moine, Freibourg vacherin, Mont d’Or vacherin

- Desserts: zug cherry liqueur cake, pear bread (pie with pears cooked in red wine, figs, prunes, dates and almonds), bünder nusstorte (honey and walnut tart, a Grisons speciality), boules de sils (chocolate speciality from the Grisons).

Flora and fauna native to Switzerland

- Flora: edelweiss, anemones, Alpine asters, rhododendrons, dwarf junipers; willow, poplar, beech, pine, ash, larch and elm trees

- Fauna: chamois and ibex; frogs and black Alpine salamander; over 200 species of birds

Shopping in Switzerland

- Craftwork: watches, knives

- Local produce: cheese, chocolate, liqueurs

A few useful expressions for your stay in Switzerland

- Hello: allegra, bundi (in Romanche) / Grüezi (Swiss German)

- Goodbye: a revair, chau (in Romanche) / Uf Wiederluäga (Swiss German)

- Yes / No: gea / na (in Romanche); ja / nein (in Swiss German)

- Please: per piaschair (in Romanche) / bitte (in Swiss German)

Places of interest to discover in the area surrounding Villars sur Ollon Club Med

Make the most of your stay at Villars sur Ollon Club Med to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of Switzerland.

In the heart of the Vaudoise Alps at 1,300 metres, the cosmopolitan resort of Villars sur Ollon has a agnificent view over the Dents du Midi and the Mont Blanc. The Club Med Resort is located:

15 km from Aigle, with its vines, its castle and railway station that gives access to the various Alpine resorts

20 minutes from the Col de Bretaye by the red train

15 km from the Bex salt mines, where you can see the various techniques used over the years, up to the present day

leaving from Aigle, 45 minutes from the Diablerets and its Glacier, at 3,000 metres (the highest summit in the Vaudois Alps)

No special precautions.

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Villars-sur-Ollon

The 1920s hotel provides an elegantly stylish welcome, with its warm colour scheme and friendly atmosphere. The ideal base from which parents and children can enjoy exploring this exceptional environment, with a small rack railway* to take you up to the summits.
* at extra cost.


  • Staying in an elegant, 1920s luxury hotel
  • Exploring the Swiss Alps on skis, snowboard or snow shoes
  • Seeing your children discover the joys of snow sports
  • Recharging your batteries with the après ski program at Club Med Spa by PAYOT

Trip Advisor award: Traveler's Choice 2017
Trip Advisor award: GreenLeader
Trip Advisor award: Certificate of Excellence 2016

Well-being activities

The perfect combination of beauty and pleasure.

Rebalance body and mind thanks to treatments based on the combination of movement and beauty products.

To help you organize your Spa sessions, consult the Wellness Centre on the relevant Club Med Resort page.

Equipments

  • Duo treatment rooms for couples
  • Individual treatment rooms
  • Loan of bathrobe
  • Sauna
  • Tea Room
  • Turkish bath

Package for Two 3 days

Age : adults only

A privileged break, a unique sensory journey for two (for two people in a duo treatment room).
4 treatments for each partner
1 Gommage Sublimant Body Scrub (30')
1 Hydra Experience Facial (60')
1 Total Lâcher Prise Global Relaxing Body Massage (60')
1 Intense Musculaire Back Massage (30')

Beauty Package 4 days

Age : adults only

All the expertise of PAYOT at the service of your beauty, from top to toe.
6 treatments
1 Gommage Sublimant Body Scrub (30')
1 My PAYOT Experience Facial (60')
1 Intense Musculaire Back Massage (30')
1 Total Lâcher Prise Global Relaxing Body Massage (60')or
1 Slimming Performance Treatment (60')
1 Sublimant des Mains Beauty Treatment for Hands (45')
1 42 Movements by PAYOT Relaxing Facial Massage (30')

Opti-Male package For Him 3 days

Age : adults only

A customized sensory journey to satisfy men's specific needs for relaxation and efficiency.
4 treatments
1 Gommage Sublimant Body Scrub (30')
1 Global Energie Massage (60')
1 ?Opti-Male Facial (60')
1 Neck and Scalp Massage (30')

Recuperate from Skiing package 5 days 5 days

Age : adults only

An ideal program for recuperating after skiing
3 treatments
3 Recuperation Massages by PAYOT (60'), scheduled every other day, for an optimal back into shape regime


Recuperate after Skiing package 2 days 2 days

Age : adults only

An ideal program for recuperating after skiing
2 treatments
2 Recuperation Massages by PAYOT (60'), ideal for short stays

Customized Wellness package 2 hours 2 days

Age : adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 2 hours of treatment to be chosen from the PAYOT treatments proposed in this Spa.

Must be booked with your holiday reservation.
Your program:
2 treatments (60') of your choice


Customized Wellness package 4 hours 3 days

Age : adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 4 hours of treatment to be chosen from the PAYOT treatments proposed in this Spa.

Must be booked with your holiday reservation.
Your program:
1 Facial (60') of your choice, 2 Body treatments (60') or 2 Massages (60') of your choice and 60' of treatments to be composed as you wish


Customized Wellness package 6 hours 5 days

Age : adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 6 hours of treatment to be chosen from the PAYOT treatments proposed in this Spa.

Must be booked with your holiday reservation.
Your program :
1 Facial (60') of your choice, 1 Skin Scrub (30'), 2 Body treatments (60') or 2 Massages (60') of your choice and 150' of treatments to be composed as you wish

For information:
The term massage implies a superficial manipulation of the face or body, solely for aesthetic purposes, sometimes to ensure optimal penetration of a cosmetic product, or for comfort. The massage referred to is an external massage of the skin, with no medical or therapeutic aim. It may be done manually or with mechanical aids, exclusively by qualified, trained professionals.

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