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In the village of Aigle, several historical sights can be visited, including the Church of St Maurice founded in 1138 (Eglise du Cloître) and rebuilt in the 15th century. Around the village of Aigle, there are wine cellars to visit and wine-tasting organized by owners. There are also many walking paths through the vineyards. Make sure to visit the Château d'Aigle (photo above). You are not far from Le Bouveret (Swiss Vapeur Parc listed below or Aquaparc in our article about swimming pools). 

Centre Mondial du Cyclisme
Ch. de la Mêlée 12
1860 Aigle
024 468 58 85
www.cmc-aigle.ch
Guided photographic tour around the velodrome dedicated to the history of the Tour de France. Free visit of the hall of fame. Groups welcome upon prior reservation. You can have a “Track initiation” for groups of 5-6 people at Fr. 50.-/person for one hour. Watch the athletes cycling in the wooden velodrome at top speed! Or see them practicing on BMX bikes on the super olympic track. Open weekdays 7h30-19h, Saturday 9h-19h, Sunday 11h-19h. Restaurant on premises. Check before going.

 

Château d’Aigle and the Musée de la Vigne, du Vin et de l’Etiquette
Place du Château 1
1860 Aigle
024 466 21 30
www.chateauaigle.ch
www.museeduvin.ch
Aigle Castle was built at the end of the 12th century and is situated in the middle of vineyards. It harbors a wine museum with old wine-making traditions and tools, as well as a terrific collection of wine labels. Note: It’s fun to go to Swiss Vapeur Parc (see below) in the morning through lunch (there is a mini Château d’Aigle there!), then drive over to the life-size Château d’Aigle in the afternoon. Price: Fr 11.-/adult, Fr. 5.-/age 9-16. Family and group packages available. Wine-tasting available with a souvenir wine glass starting at Fr. 25.-/person in addition to the entry price; prior reservation 10 days before and minimum of 10 people must be signed up. Open daily during summer 10h-18h.

Mines de Sel de Bex
Rte des Mines de Bex
Le Bouillet, 1880 Bex
024 463 03 30
www.mines.ch
www.selbex.com
Check out the history of a salt mine by means of a small train that penetrates the galleries. Note: Temperatures are cool all year-round so bring appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes (17°C/62°F). Picnic area on premises. Visits last about 1h45. June through August open daily 9h45, 11h45, 14h15, 15h45. Price: Fr. 20.-/ adult, Fr. 12.-/age 5-15, special family and group rates. Reservation advisable. Note: La Taverne du Dessaloir is the underground restaurant and is also available to rent for groups of 30 people. 

Parc Aventure
Forêt du Fahy
1860 Aigle
024 466 30 30
www.parc-aventure.ch
If you aren't afraid of heights, then try out these 14 trails of different levels from tree to tree up to 15m above ground! Open July and August daily 9h-19h. Price for 3 hours: Fr. 39.-/adult 16+, Fr. 34.-/students, Fr. 29.-/age 12-15, Fr. 24.-/age 8-11, Fr.15.-/age 4-7, family rates available. Groups of 11+ are allowed upon reservation and it is possible to rent the park for groups of 20+ outside normal opening hours. Price includes use of security equipment.

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Swiss Vapeur Parc

1897 Le Bouveret
024 481 44 10
www.swissvapeur.ch
Miniature railway with replica trains carries you around 1,500m of track past models of famous Swiss landmarks. Summer hours are daily 10h-18h. Price: Fr. 15.-/adult, Fr. 13.-/children 4+, under 4s free. Special dates to retain: To celebrate 1er août they will be open till 23h30 on July 31st with a bbq from 18h and fireworks at 22h30; also open until 23h30 on 22 August.

Aigle Tourist Office
Rue Colomb 5
1860 Aigle - Leysin
024 466 30 00 
www.aigle-tourisme.ch
www.alpes.ch