• LOCATION 20 | Cowbells, Chalets and Balthus: A Swiss Alpine Village Excursion

    Chez Cali, Village Grocery

    Chez Cali, Village Grocery on Rossinière audio tour Cowbells, Chalets and Balthus: A Swiss Alpine Village Excursion

    Stop at the bottom of the steps, next to the water fountains.

    Up until the late 1800s, access to the village was from the small road on the other side of the valley. The main road in front of you was only built in 1885.

    In the 1600s and 1700s access to the village was much more restricted. Rossiniere and the other villages in the Pays d'Enhaut were only served by a mule track that passed on the other side of the Sarine river. Rossinière was connected by a stone bridge.

    Life in the village was almost self-sufficient, with each family producing its own vegetables, cereals, meat, and dairy products. Hemp and flax were grown and woven at home. The fountain was the place where people met and women came to wash dishes and do the laundry. The vast majority of social exchanges were among the village community.

    Let's keep moving. Cross the road using the pedestrian crossing.

Cowbells, Chalets and Balthus: A Swiss Alpine Village Excursion