Our enthusiasts reveal the secrets behind their activities and iconic places.

Are you ready for a sonorous behind-the-scenes journey in the canton of Vaud? The unique “Fréquence vaudoise” podcast is a new format (available only in French) that allows you to encounter little-known people and trades in iconic locations. Close your eyes and listen to these endearing personalities revealing their secrets. Unusual, funny and sometimes thrilling moments await you in the episodes about Vaudois know-how, traditions and heritage. You can also find this podcast on your usual streaming platforms: Spotify, Google podcast, Apple podcast.
We wish you great discoveries and happy listening!

Episode 7 - Plateforme 10, an exciting new neighbourhood
Fancy cultural discoveries and moments of relaxation in a trendy place? The new arts district of Lausanne called Plateforme 10 brings together all these ingredients. Its director, Patrick Gyger, shows us the monumental buildings, the restaurant terraces, and authentic arcades. Starting this summer, this unique museum centre brings together three prestigious Vaud institutions: The MCBA - Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, the mudac - Cantonal Museum of Contemporary Design and applied Arts, and Photo Elysée. With its various accesses, Plateforme 10 brings together in one site Lausanne’s inhabitants, visitors, art lovers and the simply curious. Events, concerts, and conferences give life to this new neighbourhood that adds to the rich cultural offer of the Vaudois capital.

Episode 6 - On the trail of a patroller
Follow in the footsteps of Magali Varisco, a patroller in the Leysin ski area. Between magical panoramas, track marking and first aid, her daily life is punctuated by adrenaline boosts and relaxing moments in contact with nature.

Episode 5 - Local wood, a treasure for leisure
Are you interested in how local wood is used in leisure activities and sports? Philippe Nicollier shares his knowledge of this traditional and innovative material, which is used to make stadiums, skis and even clothes.

Episode 4 - Hand-crafted barrels, the core of wine
Are you interested in how wooden barrels influence wine? Near Lavaux, the last Swiss-French cooper Franz Hüsler talks about his expertise, his friendship with the Vaudois winemakers and the future of a unique trade.

Episode 3 - Vaudois Jura Park, the echo of dry-stone walls
Do wooded pastures attract you? Long dry-stone walls and tiny wood ants: The mountain guide Geneviève Fol reveals the secrets of the park of the Vaudois Jura.

Episode 2 - Grande Cariçaie, chirping birds
Beholding the flora and fauna of Grande Cariçaie from a canoe – tempting, isnt’ it? Paddle on Lake Neuchâtel together with biologist Aline Cardinaux and listen to the lapping water.

Episode 1 - The Bex Salt Mines, the silent mountain world
Do you know the secrets of the white gold in the Swiss Alps? Aude Cordonier, a versatile guide and train driver, takes you on a sonorous journey to the heart of the Bex Salt Mines.

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