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Traditions intact

Give you the opportunity to get acquainted with local regional tradtions...
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Festivalgoer's paradise

Festivals of all kinds.Lake Geneva Region will entertain you all year...
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Moving culture

A host of performances, here with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne
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Opera under the stars

The greatest operas are performed at the Opera Festival in Avenches every year

 
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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
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Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000
Leysin, for sports and studies
Les Mosses – La Lécherette
Rossinière, heir of Balthus
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Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
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Vevey, a lakeside market
Chexbres, a balcony on Lake Geneva
Cully, Lavaux and Jazz
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Payerne, Cluny heritage
Estavayer-le-Lac, medieval city
Avenches, the Roman capital
Joux Valley: a Far North atmosphere
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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
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Traditional events

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Vaud‘s Open Cellars

Vaud‘s Open Cellars: This event will take place throughout the canton of Vaud during the Pentecost weekend. The passport for “Open Cellars” is CHF 15.-....

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Flavour and Scent Fair

Orbe Flavour and Scent Fair

This celebration is a unique opportunity to enliven all 5 senses by trying out a multitude of regional specialties, many of which are relatively unknown to the general public....

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March Carnavals: from the Middle Ages to our time

Countless festivals and celebrations have brightened up inhabitants and visitors’ lives in the Lake Geneva Region, namely carnivals – also called Brandons in several villages....

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July Folk markets

For more than 40 years, the Place du Marché (Market Square) and that of the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) have been the scene of the traditional folk markets of Vevey....

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July Folklore market

Every Thursday in July. Craftspeople, stallholders, various activities and music in the heart of Echallens....

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August Midsummer, a folklore celebration in the Lake Geneva Region

In August, the Alpine meadows in the Lake Geneva Region brim with joyful people wanting to celebrate traditional folklore....

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August Midsummer in Taveyanne

Each year, the festival pastoral Midsummer is celebrated in the tradition of Taveyanne's green pastures....

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August Midsummer at Lioson Lake

In celebration of summer at Lioson Lake...

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August Midsummer festival at Isenau

Procession of cows and the selection of the Queen (the moste beautiful bovine), wood sculpting demonstrations with chain saw and axe....

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August Léman Tradition

Léman Tradition is an event that allows tourists and the inhabitants of the region to discover vintage boats by proposing various regatta and theme cruises....

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September The “désalpe”: a typical and trendy celebration

From the Jura to the Alps in the canton of Vaud, many localities celebrate the “désalpe” or coming down of the herds from the mountain pastures, to the joy of the villagers as well as the city folk and tourists come from afar....

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September Désalpe in St-Cergue

A major celebration that marks the end of the Alpine summer pasture season....

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September Vacherin Mont-d’Or Festival at Charbonnières

To celebrate the arrival of Vacherin cheese on the dinner table, the village of Charbonnières plays host to villagers and tourists for the Vacherin Festival, which has taken place since 1996....

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September The Wine Harvest Festival in Lutry

The Wine Harvest Festival in Lutry means three days of feasting in the old town with its wine vaults and cellars wide open. Sunday is set aside for the famous parade: over 600 children in fancy dress costumes parade before the eye...

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Romainmôtier Autumn Fair and Cowbell Market

10 to 12 October 2014
In Romainmôtier, the “Foire d’automne et bourse aux Sonnailles” (‘Autumn Fair and Cowbell Market’) is the quintessential rendezvous for both cowbell collectors and adepts of the region’...

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Bonvillars Swiss Truffle market

Bonvillars Swiss Truffle market

On 25 october 2014
The Bonvillars Swiss Truffle market is the only event of its kind in Switzerland. It takes place each October in the Cour de Bonvillars, a traditional Bernese patrimonial residence....

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November St-Martin Fair

Traditional autumn fair with huge animal procession in the heart of the town and a market on Grande Place in Vevey. Various culinary specialties....

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Vevey Winegrowers’ Festival

The Winegrowers Festival in Vevey is a unique celebration taking place once every twenty-five years on Place du Marché opposite Lake Geneva and the Alps. This is a grand show where professional artists and amateur dancers and sing...

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Documentation

Fun, Festival, Events

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International Hot-Air Balloon Festival in Château-d’Oex

Held in January, the International Hot-Air Balloon Festival ...
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Prix de Lausanne: a fish-tank of young talents

Modest in its beginnings, the Prix de Lausanne has succeeded ...
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Cully Jazz Festival

The most intimate of Switzerland's big jazz festivals. Every ...
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Visions du Réel, International Film Festival

A unique documentary cinema venue in Switzerland. Committed ...
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Tulip Festival

Every spring, Morges hosts the Tulip Festival at Parc de l'I ...
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The Kingdom of Cats

Rossinière transforms into a kingdom of cats during summer. ...
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Béjart Ballet Lausanne: sublime every time

With its dancers of hair-raising talents and its breathtakin ...
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Open Cellar Day in the Lake Geneva Region

All vintners gather once more to welcome guests in a friendl ...
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Montreux Jazz Festival

Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs, over the years the Montreux ...
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Avenches Opera Festival

Every summer, the Roman arenas in Avenches vibrate to the so ...
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Land of Children Festival

The 2nd edition of the Land of Children Festival takes place ...
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Paléo Festival Nyon

Rock, folk, French chanson, Reggae, street theatre.... In si ...
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Athletissima Lausanne

Athletissima, an international athletics event in Lausanne, ...
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Festival Images

Images, a festival of the visual arts, is the first open-air ...
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Lausanne Marathon

Lausanne Marathon, an international event with a worldwide r ...
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Montreux Noël: magic guaranteed!

Designed to enchant the young and not so young, the Montreux ...
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What’s on

Treasures of time in the Vallée de Joux

A new game and an exhibition will inspire the watchmaking enthusiasts. The perfect opportunity to di...

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The Lakeside Dahlia exhibition

MORGES, QUAI IGOR-STRAWINSKY- Every year thousands of Dahlias decorate the scenic shoreline of Morge...

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Events

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Villars-sur-Ollon

Anzeindaz: the paradise flowers and marmots

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Villars-sur-Ollon

Harvesting and nibble

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Gryon

Cultural tour of the village of Gryon

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