A family-friendly resort town set in a wooded valley, offering easy access to the nearby natural attractions and a nice atmosphere.

Chateau-d'Oex hosts the world famous "Balloon Week" each year since 1979 in the last week of January. Up to 100 balloonists gather for the festival each year. The Breitling Orbiter 3, the first hot air balloon to circumnavigate the earth, took off from Chateau-d'Oex on 1 March 1999. Commemorative insignia (pins) are created for each festival and are sold as pass-tickets to the museum and sportive manifestations for the whole duration of it. A museum dedicated to Montgolfier type balloons is located in the center of the town.Skiing is a key activity in the area with the ski station of La Braye accessible via cable car (also open in Summer) from the heart of Chateau-d'Oex village.
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