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Vaud Travel Guide

Plan Your Vaud Vacation

In just one region, you can experience a complete cultural, gastronomic, and scenic sweep of Switzerland. Vaud (pronounced Voh) has a stunning Gothic cathedral (Lausanne) and one of Europe's most evocative châteaux (Chillon), palatial hotels and weathered-wood chalets, sophisticated culture and ancient folk traditions, snowy Alpine slopes and balmy lake resorts, simple fondue and the

finesse of some of the world's great chefs. Everywhere there are the roadside vineyards with luxurious rows of vines and rich, black loam.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Montreux's Promenade du Lac Walk three magical miles along Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) to the Château de Chillon, Switzerland's most beautiful castle.
  2. Tramping with Charlie Chaplin Vevey commemorates its celebrated citizen in bronze at its lake rose garden and is designing a museum in his honor in Corsier.
  3. Lausanne's table for two Acolyte of superchef Philippe Rochat, Benoit Violier is the new culinary king to watch.
  4. The grape escape From La Côte to Chablais, vineyards and wine cellars allow you to sip vintages that seldom make it beyond the border.
  5. Palatial pursuits Grandes dames of luxury, the Beau-Rivage Palace and Montreux Palace hotels even synchronize their gilded awnings to the sun's daily tour over the lake.

When To Go

When to Go to Vaud

The lake sparkles and clouds lift from Mont Blanc from spring to fall; November tends to be drizzly gray, and then winter brightens things up ab...

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