Aigle - Eagle in French - is a small town in Vaud just a few kilometres up the Rhone valley from Lake Geneva, situated in a region known as the Chablais.
It is famous for its castle and its wines, and for cyclists as a base for cycle tours and as the home of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). For train buffs it is renowned for the narrow gauge mountain railways that start here as part of the Transports Publics du Chablais (TPC). Indeed, the trains and buses also make it a location many skiers use as a transit point, but the town itself is a very pleasant place to base yourself for a holiday. With many resorts directly served by public transport from Aigle, you can put on your ski boots before you go. Amongst the ski areas you can easily reach in around an hour from the town by car, bus or rail are Villars, Gstaad, Leysin, Glacier3000, Les Diablerets, Les Portes du Soleil and Verbier.
There are excellent rail and road links to Aigle from Geneva, Lausanne and Geneva, and onward links to Martigny, Visp and Brig. A motorway passes within a kilometre of the town.
For accommodation, there is the charming three star Hotel du Nord in the centre of Aigle, a few minutes walk from the station. You can find more accommodation options at Bookings.com.