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The Lake Geneva Region offers over a hundred museums exhibiting a vast range of cultural heritage items
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The Lake Geneva Region skilfully combines avant-garde buildings and treasures of the past...
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The yurts on Rochers-de-Naye guarantee a change of scenery in exotic surroundings
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Freddie Mercury's statue, Montreux

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Lavey-les-Bains : the warmest thermal water in Switzerland
Bex: salt and wine
Gryon, the Alps at their best
Villars, town of Alpine chic and private boarding schools
Aigle, a castle in the vineyards
Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000
Leysin, for sports and studies
Les Mosses – La Lécherette
Rossinière, heir of Balthus
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Rougemont, its dream chalets
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Villeneuve near Lake Geneva
Montreux, congress and jazz town
Vevey, a lakeside market
Chexbres, a balcony on Lake Geneva
Cully, Lavaux and Jazz
Lutry, in celebration of wine
Lausanne, Olympic Capital
Echallens, the Swiss granary
Oron
Moudon
Payerne, Cluny heritage
Estavayer-le-Lac, medieval city
Avenches, the Roman capital
Joux Valley: a Far North atmosphere
Romainmôtier, Cluny priory
Vallorbe, an enchanting underground world
Orbe, a Roman town, with its rich terroir
Yverdon-les-Bains, its water, its heritage
Yvonand, sweet Mediterranean clime
Grandson: a terroir to your taste
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses, music for all times
Nyon, town of history and festivals
St-Cergue, nature at its purest
Rolle, an international town
Morges, city of flowers
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Selection of Churches and places of worship

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Lausanne Synagogue of Lausanne

The Lausanne synagogue is located in the Georgette neighbourhood; inaugurated on 7 Nov. 1910

Synagogue Lausanne
1003 Lausanne
Synagogue Lausanne

Les Diablerets - Vers-l'Eglise Protestant Church of Vers-l'Eglise

Chapel of St. Theodolus, 14th cent., enlarged in the 15th. It became a Protestant church in 1530 after the imposed Bernese reformation.

Temple de Vers-l'Eglise
1864 Vers-L'Eglise
Tel. +41 (0)21 331 56 74
frederic.keller@eerv.ch
Facebook: Eglises des Ormonts

Les Mosses Church of Les Mosses

Tiny, mountain pasture church dating from 1911; beautiful example of the “Heimatstil.” The wooden shingle roof was re-done in 1994

Eglise des Mosses
1862 Les Mosses
Tel. +41 (0)24 491 14 77
Mobile +41 (0)79 744 52 85
Eglise des Mosses

© Tourist information center Morges

Mollens Priory St-Jacques

In 1139 the church of Mollens, a monastic centre affiliated to Cluny, belonged to the abbey of Romainmôtier.

Auberge Communale
Pl. du Château 1
1146 Mollens
Tel. +41 (0)21 864 50 43
aubergedemollens@gmail.com
www.mollensvd.ch/artisanat/artisan_contenu.htm#auberge

© Photo Camilla van Zuylen

Montcherand Church of Montcherand

This small Romanesque church is situated 2 km from Orbe and in the heart of the Cluniac sites and at the crossroads of two pilgrimage routes: Saint James of Compostela and the Via Francigena.

Eglise de Montcherand
1354 Montcherand
Eglise de Montcherand

© Tourist information center Morges

Morges Catholic Church

The church St-François de Sales was built in 1842. The architect was called Henri Perregeaux, the architecture of the church is assigned to the movement of Gothic Revival Architecture.

Eglise St-François-de-Sales
Rue Louis-de-Savoie 31
1110 Morges
Tel. +41 (0)21 811 40 10
Fax +41 (0)21 811 40 11
paroisse.morges@cath-vd.ch
www.cath-morges.ch

© Tourist information center Morges

Morges Protestant Church

Erasme Ritter, a Bernese architect, draw up the plans and conducted the construction of the protestant church (called Temple) from 1769 to 1771. After an accident that caused the subsidence of the front of the church, Léonard Roux from Lyon was charged with the rebuilding of the façade. The Temple is one of the most remarkable baroque churches in the western part of Switzerland.

Temple de Morges
Place de l'Eglise
1110 Morges
Tel. +41 (0)21 801 15 02
Fax +41 (0)21 801 15 02
secretariat@paroissedemorges.ch
www.paroissedemorges.ch

Moudon Protestant Church of Saint-Etienne

Gothic church (13th cent.); largest Gothic building after the Lausanne cathedral

Église Saint-Étienne de Moudon
1510 Moudon
Église Saint-Étienne de Moudon

Nyon Protestant Church of Nyon

Former Church of Our Lady (14th cent.), with foundations dating from 1110 and remains of a Christian building from the 8th cent.

Temple de Nyon
Rue du Temple
1260 Nyon
Temple de Nyon

© Alain Tallichet

Orbe Former Church of Our Lady

Built, destroyed and rebuilt in the 12th, 15th and 16th cent. The belfry, with its fortified tower, is part of the city walls. Exceptional post-Gothic monument in Switzerland

Eglise d’Orbe
Rue du Château
1350 Orbe
Eglise d’Orbe

© Office du Tourisme de Rougemont

Rougemont Church of Rougemont

Romanesque church (end 11th cent.) modelled after Cluny. First and only convent of the Vaudois Alps

Eglise de Rougemont
1659 Rougemont
Eglise de Rougemont

© Alain Jarne

Saint-Saphorin Church of Saint-Saphorin

Gothic church dating from 4th cent., when Bishop Marius (530-594) built the first church dedicated to St. Symphorien; modified 16th cent.

Eglise de Saint-Saphorin
La Cure
Sentier des Rondes
1071 Saint-Saphorin
Tel. +41 (0)21 331 56 22
Eglise de Saint-Saphorin

St-Sulpice Church of St-Sulpice

Romanesque church (13th cent.), built on Cluny model. Foundations prior to 1,000 AD

Eglise Romane
Chemin du Crêt
1025 Saint-Sulpice
Tel. +41 (0)21 691 72 82
ecublenssaintsulpice@protestant-vaud.ch
www.protestant-vaud.ch/ecublenssaintsulpice

© Montreux Vevey Tourisme

Vevey Church of Saint Martin

Gothic style (13th -16th cent.); 11th cent Romanesque foundations

Eglise évangélique réformée
Boulevard de St-Martin
1800 Vevey
Eglise Saint-Martin de Vevey



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Vevey

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