10 reasons to visit the Canton of Vaud

  1. Privileged access: Located in the heart of Europe, the region is served by Geneva international airport, which is only a 40-minutes train ride away from Lausanne.
  2. Unique way of life: 8 wine appellations and fine-dining restaurants recommended by the best gastronomic guides make it a must-visit destination.
  3. Exceptional landscapes: Lakes, cities, Alps, Jura, vineyards, countryside – the diversity of Switzerland packed into limited territory.
  4. An efficient public transport network: From Lausanne, all the regions are easily accessible in less than an hour by train, boat, bus, cableway and other modes of transport.
  5. High-quality infrastructure: Luxury establishments, historic hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs – the region offers all types of accommodation and boasts a long tradition of hospitality.
  6. Wellness centres: Two thermal springs and several spas in the top hotels offer a range of facilities to rest and relax.
  7. Historic heritage: Artisans keeping their know-how alive along with important historic sites – the region has a rich history that can be discovered through a host of activities.
  8. Architecture and design: Witnesses of the past or avant-garde structures – many architects have contributed to world-renowned buildings.  
  9. A range of cultural attractions: Museums of art, history and design, Olympic Museum, theatre, dance and music festivals – an eclectic programme provides something for everyone.
  10. Soft mobility for all: The varied landscape with its many signed paths and trails for hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers offers sports activities for every level.

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