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A tiny village above Gstaad, on the road to Pillon Pass, which connects Saanenland to Diablerets in the Vaud Alps. Near the village, a small gondola lift takes you up to Lake Sénin and the Sanetsch Pass, which connects the Bernese Oberland to the Valais.
Jaunpass, 1508m above sea level, is a mountain pass connecting Bulle in Gruyère (Canton of Fribourg) to Reidenbach in Simmental (Canton of Bern). This panorama, shot near the pass, is oriented on the jagged Gastlosen mountain range that can be seen in the distance.
In the Middle Ages, Rougemont belonged to the County of Gruyères but, before leaving on a crusade, Count Wilaire ceded the village to the order of the monks of Cluny. These monks, helped by the inhabitants of the place, built in 1080 this beautiful Romanesque church. In 1555, Rougemont passed into Bernese hands and the church became a Reformed place of worship.
Château-d'Œx is the capital of Pays-d'Enhaut, in the Vaud Pre-Alps. The village is known worldwide for its international festival of hot air balloons, celestial ballet that many spectators observe from the church hill.
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