Land of culture, heritage and traditions

To learn more about the history of the canton of Vaud, simply open your eyes and ears. Perfectly integrated in today’s landscape, the castles, chalets, palaces and even some boats bear witness to our region's rich past. Encountering passionate artisans is also a way of sharing living history.

Visitors who are most interested Vaudois culture and heritage can choose between many museums, whose collections tell a thousand and one stories, whereas the exhibitions at cultural sites in Vaud are of interest to anyone.

But heritage is also forward-looking in the canton of Vaud: contemporary art museums, as well as futuristic buildings and villages that combine tradition and modernity allow our guests to understand the current issues of a canton that is attached to its identity.

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