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Autumn delightsin the canton of Vaud

Autumn is the ideal season for an excursion or a stay in the canton of Vaud.

Mild temperatures, nature’s flamboyant colours and festive events mark this bright and calm season. Get inspiration from our top 20 must-do autumnal activities!

As a calmer period after the frenzy of the summer, the autumn still promises bright days and balmy evenings in the canton of Vaud. Radiating from a sky that seems closer to the Earth, the sun rays shed new light on the magnificent landscapes. An unmissable stroll in the terraced vineyards of Lavaux UNESCO opposite majestic Lake Geneva and the Alps will fill you with a feeling of plenitude and will create an atmosphere for daydreaming. The yellow-orangey hues of the vineyards form a lovely contrast with the blue-grey reflections of the water that is as smooth as a mirror. The grape harvest in full swing throughout the county lends itself perfectly to taking multiple snapshots!

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There are unforgettable moments to be had in the mountains and the countryside too. After the hot summer days, the air cools down in the Vaudois Jura and Alps. How pleasant it is to take a stroll in these cooler temperatures! To clear your head, there’s nothing better than a walk through the forest or across wooded pastures, taking the time to observe Mother Nature’s marvels and smell the fragrance of the undergrowth. The Alpine pastures, which are the home of typical cheese dairies and pubs, are conducive to sharing friendly moments around excellent local products and wines. Be sure not to miss the many breathtaking views!

Between cultural and sports activities and must-attend traditional events, get some inspiration from the most beautiful of seasons!

Autumn delights in the canton of Vaud
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The agenda – check out the must-attend events between tradition and gastronomy.

In the villages and towns, there are multiple markets and events that liven up the season. Whether they are traditional, gastronomic, urban or cultural, these cordial moments of sharing will be a memory to be cherished. The colourful désalpes, a living tradition to the sounds of the cattle’s bells, reflect the spirit of this pivotal period that gently takes us to the first days of winter.

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you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

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