Château-d'Oex - Fête et Festival
Every year, Château-d’Oex’s “Bois qui Chante” (Singing Wood) Festival celebrates wooden instruments and the natural world. For ten days every October, the Festival highlights the resonating quality of the wood for which the valley has long been famous.
In the Arses Forest above Rougemont grow some of the world’s most wonderful trees — whose wood is famous for the quality of its resonance. What could be better then than a ten-day festival celebrating this exceptional heritage? Every year in mid-October, Château-d’Oex’s “Bois qui Chante” (Singing Wood) Festival explores the whole panoply of musical instruments built in wood. Open to every kind of participant, the Festival offers a rich and varied programme, combining concerts of classical and popular music with films, conferences, children’s shows and — a great favourite — forest hikes to visit the magnificent singing trees where they grow.