In the land of celebrations,
festivals and events

Swiss festival capital

Vaudois festival know-how is recognised throughout Switzerland and even beyond. Some traditional events - carnivals or “Brandons”, harvesting festivals, désalpes, etc. have been held for centuries. More recent but a must: the music festivals attract a faithful public for whom the beginning of ticket sales is already an event in itself.

365 days of celebration

Gone are the days when the return of the warmer season was eagerly awaited to be go out! The canton of Vaud is breaking all the codes by offering festivals throughout the year. Although gourmet events remain associated with the fresh flavours of spring and autumnal delights, taste buds in search of that rare flavour always find something to delight them. Although the athletes put their skis away at the beginning of spring, they continue to perform during jogging and cycling competitions.



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What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

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.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

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