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High-altitude delights

In the summer season, the mountain cafés and restaurants of the canton of Vaud offer exceptional gourmet moments to hikers and fans of good food. These establishments boast beautiful sun terraces, breathtaking views and traditional dishes.

As soon as the weather gets warmer, the best way to recharge your batteries is hiking in the preserved environment of the canton of Vaud. To assuage your hunger during your hike, the countless mountain cafés and restaurants throughout the canton have a tempting and varied offer to suit all tastes. These traditional establishments are accessible on foot or by transport. They serve quality regional dishes in a relaxed atmosphere far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located in exceptional natural surroundings, they offer breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, emerald blue lakes, wooded pastures or sloped vineyards. A taste of holiday for those who like to share great moments on a sunny terrace, around a cheese fondue or a glass of local wine.

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