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Castel of La Sarraz

Castel of La Sarraz

Built on a rocky spur, the Castle of La Sarraz was built in 1049. Unlike most other castles, it has always been the residence of the barons of La Sarraz and never changed hands until the death of the last chatelaine in 1948. This particularity makes its interest and its richness: it has kept the character of an inhabited residence and the objects which it shelters were acquired during the years.

If you want to see inside

 

 

More information https://chateau-lasarraz.ch/

Samnauen part 2

Samnauen part 2

Curon near Austria and swiss border in Italy. A village under water
Natural park East Switzerland
In Grisons canton people speak a local language Reto romache. Here A revair similar to Au revoir means see you later
View of the Samnauen Valley
In the house where we was was an impressive decoration
Swimming pool
Pride of this photo. A curious marmot
Altitude restaurant
View from a cable car
An other view from a cable car with orange filter due to the color of the window
Swiss and austrian border
The other valley is Ischgl Austria
This hous use to be the border
En of June lot of snow left
Samnauen part 1

Samnauen part 1

Samnauen is at the far east of Switzerland. If Switzerland looks like an yes, Geneva is at the left corner Samnauen is at the right corner near Austria. It is a free zone. You have duty free shops because in the past there was no road to go there from Switzerland.

Samnauen valley
A typical chalet
manual tools
mountain vehicle
Cable car
Tunnel in Austria
view from Austria to Switzerland
Tine de Conflens

Tine de Conflens

The Tine de Conflens is an impressive waterfall, where the Venoge and the Veyron meet in a magnificent rocky place.

The tumultuous waters of the Veyron and the Venoge have shaped canyon-like gorges in the limestone of the Tine de Conflens. Magnificent waterfalls are visible.

The Helvetians, contemporaries of the Romans, built a “châtelard”, a fortified camp, of which the remains of the enclosure remain.

A signposted path leads to the bottom of the gorge where you can admire the perfect torrential “marmites” that “play” with the water.
Let us note finally that the word Tine means barrel and Conflens comes from the word confluence.