The canton of Vaud stretches from the trendy "Olympic capital" of Lausanne, the main town of the canton of Vaud, to the palm trees of the Montreux Riviera, with the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and the Charlie Chaplin Museum in Vevey, to the Alpine destinations of Villars, Les Diablerets, Leysin and Château-d'Oex. The wine-growing region of La Côte (between Morges and Nyon) and the Swiss Jura with the villages of Yverdon-les-Bains and Vallée de Joux are also well known. With an area of 3,212 square kilometers, it is one of the largest cantons in Switzerland.
Vaud, with its beautiful countryside, diversity of landscapes, majestic lakes, breathtaking mountain panoramas, fantastic Alpine regions, terraced vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux, exquisite gastronomy, cultural highlights and a wide range of excursion and sports facilities, is one of the most varied holiday destinations in Switzerland for all seasons - a real insider's tip. www.genferseegebiet.ch
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