guide of Itineraries of the landscape
The guide of Intineraries of the landscape is a book which invites one to discover the Alps of Vaud via cultural themes. Through varied subjects such as history, geology, architecture or sociology, the reader can either identify the reasons of being of a path and the origins of its layout (that one often does not know of during ones walks), either to discover a new path, special created for this guide. Fourteen itineraries are gathered here. They remind us of that which changes space, the genius and curiosity of men and, sometimes, that the paths are also those of battles from the past. One will find, for example, the path of the Morier postmen (first half of the 19th century) between Vevey and Château-d’Oex, a geological itinerary in the Pierreuse reserve, architectural itineraries in Aigle and Leysin, a study of peasant hamlets that surround the Chaussy peak, but also a history of electricity and barrages, as well as transformations produced by the mountain tourism, or even the conveying of soldiers for the battle of la Croix.
These paths are of varied length and difficulty: they range from the two-day mountain trek to the shorter stroll inside a town or a village. A list of useful addresses, a short bibliography and, when necessary, a lexicon complete each chapter.
Editions LEP, 2004
Texts by Mary-Claude Busset et Denise Reymond, Sandrina Cirafici, Bruno Corthésy et Dave Lüthi, Liliane Desponds, Michèle Grote, Michaël Jakob, Christophe Jemelin, Michel Marthaler, Françoise Ostermann, Brigitte Pradervand, Jean-Pierre Pralong, Matthew Richards.
Under the direction of : Pierre