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The salt path

The railway lines at the origins of tourism

An urban stroll in the «good air» of the Alps

The Chaussy mountain chain

On the footsteps of a neo-classical architect in Aigle

Ollon - St-Triphon

The folds of time

On the razorblade of a landscape

La Pierreuse

The path of the Post

The Grand chemin royal

The 1798 fights at the mountain pass of la Croix

The old canal lock of the Joux Verte

An electrical promenade

On foot or by bike, zigzagging
in the Chablais vineyard

  On the footsteps of a neo-classical architect in Aigle : François Jaquerod (1818-1879)

The architect François Jaquerod moved to Aigle in 1844. The town was then undergoing a full economic and demographic development thanks to the new roads. A communal counsellor as of 1851, he not only took part in the discussions about the railway lines and the creation of a lane between the station and the centre of the village, but also in the edification of some of the buildings of the rue de la Gare. This new artery is characterised by remarkably homogenous architecture, its neoclassical spirit being closely linked to Jaquerod’s personality.

Michèle Grote : Historian of monuments. She has done historical research on the Vaud Chablais, especially on the urban architecture of Villeneuve and Aigle, but also on some particular constructions such as the stronghold of Roche in Ollon and the castle of Aigle. She is currently preparing a publication on the architect François Jaquerod of Aigle.