Vaud Travel Guide

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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.

Hotels

Vaud Hotels

It's a pleasure unique to Vaud to wake up, part floor-length sheers, and look out over Lac Léman to Mont Blanc. A series of... read more

Restaurants

Vaud Restaurants

As in all great wine regions, dégustation (wine tasting) and haute gastronomie (refined cuisine) go hand in hand here. In... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Vaud

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Vaud Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Vaud

    Montreux's Promenade du Lac: Walk three magical miles along Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) to the Château de Chillon, Switzerland's most... Read more

  • Lac Léman (Lake Geneva)

    One of western Europe's largest lakes, Lac Léman (also called Lake Geneva) is shared by Switzerland and France. Swiss cantons Geneva and... Read more

  • Eating Well in Vaud

    The marvelous culinary delights of the region range from the elaborate concoctions of star chefs to the simplest fare. What's the common... Read more

  • Vaud Tour Options

    Walking tours led by local historians in Lausanne, Vevey, and Montreux are increasingly popular. They are organized by the towns' tourist... Read more

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