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What kind of one-day excursions or weekends are on offer in the canton of Vaud? Lakes, mountains, vineyards, winter sports, summer hikes: Our theme pages are an inspiring invitation to explore our region.

These passionate and exciting personalities present winter in a new light.
Have you ever noticed how the changing seasons also modify human behaviour? In winter, we tend to slow down and take care of ourselves. This does not prevent us from making more profound encounters. In places that are friendly or surrounded by peaceful nature, people take the time to talk and listen.
Spa with the family, high-quality treatments, thermal waters: immerse yourself in a world of relaxation.
A warm welcome, high-quality treatments, beneficial thermal waters, flower gardens and panoramic swimming pools. Spa and wellness offers in Vaudois hotels provide guests with moments of pure relaxation away from daily stress.
The canton of Vaud boasts exceptional restaurants with astoundingly varied menus that have received Michelin or Gaultmillau distinctions.
Top Chefs such as Franck Giovannini in Crissier and Anne-Sophie Pic in Lausanne as well as their predecessors have earned the canton of Vaud the reputation of some of the best restaurants in Switzerland. These gourmet and exotic restaurants sometimes also have rooms or live experiences on offer.
The canton of Vaud has eight AOCs based on six wine regions. They produce quality wines such as chasselas and many other red and white grape varieties.
The canton of Vaud is the homeland of Chasselas. This grape variety is grown in six magnificent regions that are shaped by a long winegrowing tradition. The wines of its eight designations of controlled origin (AOC) can be enjoyed on any occasion: among friends, during wine tours or directly at the winemakers’ estates.
Vaudois culinary specialties range from aperitifs to desserts. They are served in traditional restaurants and are appreciated even between meals.
Offering traditional culinary specialties such as Papet Vaudois, the canton of Vaud is a favourite place for gourmets in search of authentic flavours. Vaudois vintage wines are the perfect accompaniment for local products that can be discovered in a restaurant, at the market or in specialised grocery stores.
Travel around the Canton de Vaud from your screen
Discover the canton of Vaud from your sofa. Thanks to this new interactive portal, the tour of the canton is accessible with one click. Be your own guide and navigate among the most beautiful sites. Our regions have never seemed so close!
The canton of Vaud offers a multitude of landscapes to cycling fans!
About twenty marked SwitzerlandMobility routes take bikers and mountain bikers across undulating landscapes: soothing lakes, demanding mountain passes as well as vineyards and the countryside.

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