Lake Geneva Region

Lake Geneva Region

The canton of Vaud (Lake Geneva Region) is situated in the southwestern and French-speaking part of Switzerland between the lakes of Geneva and Neuchâtel, where good living comes naturally. The variety of landscapes, Alps, Jura, Lakes and Boutique towns, offers of a myriad of activities, from local and famous events to open-air sports activities, the typical and high-level gastronomy, the wines, and the living traditions.

Lausanne, the principal city of the region and Olympic capital, is home to the International Committee and to many international sporting federations. The recently renovated Olympic Museum uses ultra-modern presentation techniques to tell the story of the Games and the spirit of sport. Nature, historic town, contemporary architecture, vibrant nightlife and exceptional surroundings: the Olympic capital is a model of the art of living and of cultural events.

Nestled between Lake Geneva and the steep mountains, Montreux Riviera enjoys a Mediterranean microclimate. Host of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux is the town of music and has attracted many celebrities, such as Freddie Mercury and Quincy Jones, in search of peace and inspiration.  At a close distance, Chillon Castle, proposes an enchanting journey through time. This medieval fortress is one of the most visited monuments in Switzerland.

Located between Lausanne and the Chaplin’s town of Vevey, the vineyard terraces of Lavaux is part of UNESCO World Heritage since 2007. It is a remarkable winegrowing territory with an impressive view of the lake of Geneva and the Alps. The approximately 200 wine farmers of Lavaux produce mainly white wines made from the preferred Chasselas grape.

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