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The history of our museum to date

The Musée des Ormonts is located in the historic hamlet of Vers-L'Eglise, in the heart of the Vaudois Alps. It aims to transmit information through temporary exhibitions, publications, educational trails, etc. The many aspects of the history of the Ormonts valley are exhibited with; built-in heritage, geology, localities, natural risks, Alpine economy, daily life, etc.

Extending from Aigle to the foot of the Diablerets massif, the Ormonts valley is a region with a magnificent heritage and rich in traditions. In order to preserve them and transmit them to the public, the Musée des Ormonts regularly sets up exhibitions revealing a new facet of the valley:  ´Histoire des sports d’hiver', 'Voyage à travers les anciennes photographies', 'La boisson Bitter des Diablerets', 'Les légendes du diable', 'Les 100 ans du train régional,', 'La force de l’eau' and 'The “ T’es-où??” exhibition'. » on the origin of place names, these are some of the themes addressed in recent years. Thanks to lively and fun exhibitions, everyone leaves with the impression of having discovered one of the many treasures of the Vaudois Alps.


Our history


The association

In 1979, Ms. Suzanne Combremont, former teacher in Les Diablerets, made a visit to the town of Ormont-Dessus with the aim of creating a regional museum. The idea came to fruition in 1989 with the creation of the Musée des Ormonts association. This brings together the municipalities of Ormont-Dessous and Ormont-Dessus. The association has set itself with the following goals:

  • Harvest, collect, conserve and stock Ormonan heritage (objects, written and iconographic documents, sound and visual recordings, etc.)

  • Study and carry out new research: study of the Ormonan language, collection of localities, recordings of audio testimonies, targeted historical research: roads, natural hazards, photographs, etc.

  • Share knowledge to the general public (exhibitions, publications, themed itineraries, architectural visits, conferences, provision of documentation). These ambitions have materialised over the years through the creation of traveling exhibitions and the publication of books and recordings.

The Museum des Ormonts Association is recognized as being of public utility by the State of Vaud. Your donations are tax deductible.


"The Musée des Ormonts is an added value for our region, offering visitors a unique experience that complements the other activities offered throughout the year. Located in an absolutely idyllic setting, the Museum allows you to discover through its various exhibitions another side of the region, highlighting in a fun and original way the historical and cultural aspects of the Ormonts and life in the mountains. During each visit, the welcome, flexibility and quality of the exhibitions guarantee enriching experiences. The passion naturally transmitted by Virginie and all the guides leaves no visitor indifferent. A big thank you to the entire team and what a pleasure to count you among our partners!


Villars Experience SA

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