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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Villars-sur-Ollon

For anyone planning a move to or within Villars-sur-Ollon in south-east Switzerland, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Villars-sur-Ollon and the surrounding area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Switzerland, Villars-sur-Ollon’s famous suburbs and nearby towns include Gryon, Leysin, Ollon and Ormont-Dessous.

Villars-sur-Ollon has a great choice of high-quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Situated at 1300 m, on a sunny south-facing terrace high above the Rhone valley, the holiday resort of Villars-sur-Ollon in the heart of the Vaud Alps enjoys breathtaking views of the Dents-du-Midi and the Mont Blanc massif and as far as Lake Geneva." 

Villars-sur-Ollon is situated in the Rhone Valley, with neighbouring towns and cities such as Gryon, Leysin and Montreux.

Villars-sur-Ollon is home to The Peak Walk, which was the world's first suspension bridge connecting two mountain peaks!


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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Villars-sur-Ollon (or you already live in Villars-sur-Ollon but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Villars-sur-Ollon there is a big choice of high quality Villars-sur-Ollon schools, with a number of the Villars-sur-Ollon highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Switzerland.

The private education sector in and around Villars-sur-Ollon features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

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Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

The most popular suburbs in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

Villars-sur-Ollon (1,090)

Ollon (6,900)

Leysin (3,700),

Ormont-Dessus (1,400)

Gryon (1,160)

Ormont-Dessous (990)




Villars-sur-Ollon is a very popular place to live and many people move to Villars-sur-Ollon each year, or to near Villars-sur-Ollon and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Villars-sur-Ollon are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Villars-sur-Ollon for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Villars-sur-Ollon and the surrounding area.

Eight Things To Know About Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

> FACT 1: Villars-sur-Ollon is a skiing paradise. With over 120 kilometres of slopes, there is no shortage of choice - whether you’re in need of a leisurely green or a bombing black! They also have a fantastic selection of ski schools, making Villars-sur-Ollon one of the best places for little ones to get going on their skis too.

> FACT 2: James Bond Filming Location: The 1969 James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" starring George Lazenby featured scenes filmed in Villars-sur-Ollon. The famous Piz Gloria restaurant, situated on the Schilthorn peak, was depicted as Blofeld's lair in the movie.

> FACT 3: Chocoholics will delight in the fact that Villars-sur-Ollon is the birthplace of Villars Swiss Chocolate. The village has its own chocolate factory, where visitors can learn about the chocolate-making process and indulge in delicious Swiss chocolate.

> FACT 4:Historic Railway: Villars-sur-Ollon is home to the historic Aigle-Leysin railway, which dates back to 1900. This narrow-gauge railway connects the village to the neighbouring town of Aigle and offers scenic views along the way.

> FACT 5: If you’re in need of a bit of rest and relaxation, Villars-sur-Ollon is perfect. The town is home to several amazing spas and wellness centres, our top picks being Chalet RoyAlp, Les Mazots du Clos and Serenity Beauty & Relaxation.

> FACT 6: Although fairly small, Villars-sur-Ollon has its own 18 hole golf course - the only course in the Vaudois Alps.

> FACT 7: Villars-sur-Ollon offers some of the finest swiss cuisine. The village and the surrounding towns of Leysin and Ormont-Dessus have a diverse selection of restaurants, ensuring that the cheese fondue, raclette and chocolate never run out!

> FACT 8: Villars-sur-Ollon offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mont Blanc, the Dents du Midi, and the Rhône Valley. The village's elevation at around 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) ensures a spectacular alpine setting.

Where To Live In Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Villars-sur-Ollon and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Villars-sur-Ollon living to rural, country or lakeside lifestyles, Villars-sur-Ollon and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Ollon Villars-sur-Ollon, Leysin Villars-sur-Ollon, Ormont-Dessus Villars-sur-Ollon, Gryon Villars-sur-Ollon, Ormont-Dessous Villars-sur-Ollon

Commuting To And From Villars-sur-Ollon By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Villars-sur-Ollon is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Geneva, Leysin and Montreux and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Villars-sur-Ollon To Geneva: Geneva is about 120 km by road from Villars-sur-Ollon via the A1 and A9 and driving to the centre of Geneva from Villars-sur-Ollon normally takes under 1 hour 40 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Geneva from Villars-sur-Ollon, with trains taking from 1 hour 50 minutes.

> Villars-sur-Ollon To Leysin: Leysin is about 30 km by road from Villars-sur-Ollon via Route 11 and driving to the centre of Leysin from Villars-sur-Ollon normally takes under 45 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Leysin from Villars-sur-Ollon, with trains taking around 1 hour 40 minutes.

> Villars-sur-Ollon To Montreux: Montreux is about 30 km by road from Villars-sur-Ollon via Route 9 and driving to the centre of Montreux from Villars-sur-Ollon normally takes under 40 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Montreux from Villars-sur-Ollon, with trains taking from 1 hour.



Nearest Airports To Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

The nearest airport to Villars-sur-Ollon is Sion Airport (SIR) which is 50 km from Villars-sur-Ollon. Other nearby airports include Geneva Airport (GVA) (120 km), Basel (BSL) (under 200 km) and Zurich (ZRH) (240 km).




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