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t The revolving panoramic restaurant at the top of Berneuse, above Leysin

The village of Leysin, now a popular winter and summer resort, occupies a mountain terrace with views across to the Dents du Midi and down onto the Rhône Valley. Lying at an altitude of 1,260 m (4,135 ft), Leysin enjoys an unusually dry and sunny climate. Once a centre for the treatment of tuberculosis, the village later evolved into a ski resort. Cable cars carry visitors up to the Tour de Mayen (2,326 m/7,631 ft) and to Berneuse (2,037 m/6,683 ...

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