Echallens, city of wheat and bread

Surrounded by fertile land, Echallens is at the heart of the Vaudois bread basket; ideal for gourmet holidays and agritourism.

Echallens is the capital of the region occupying the geographical area between the cities of Lausanne and Yverdon-les-Bains.

The contours of this region are ideal for marked cycling trails and footpaths. The Wheat Trail links Echallens to Granges-Marnand, over a route of about 100 km, with the Alps as a backdrop. The route is punctuated with a while range of agritourism activities, including the Wheat and Bread Museum in Echallens, a unique site in Switzerland, with an artisan bakery, restaurant and museum.

In the centre of Echallens, traditional folk markets with over 100 exhibitors are held every Thursday in July; a chance to discover the region’s specialities, also found in open farms offering overnight stays on the straw. An eco-tourism to be enjoyed by train via the Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher line serving the whole region and running from Lausanne-Flon to Echallens in 30 minutes, twice an hour.

Région Echallens Tourisme

Pl. des Petites Roches 1
1040 Echallens

T. +41 (0)21 881 50 62
F. +41 (0)21 881 50 64

Terms and conditions

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”.

You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!