The Lake Geneva Region is the place to go for fine food and wines. With its six vineyards – including UNESCO-listed Lavaux – it is Switzerland’s second wine-producing region, making it the ideal destination for wine tourism holidays, with marked footpaths and wine tastings with the producers.
The most widespread white grape variety, chasselas is the perfect accompaniment for local AOP cheeses, Etivaz and Vacherin Mont-d’Or, amongst other delights. Inspired by this fine offering, the best-known chefs have set up shop in the region, which has the highest number of restaurants featured in the prestigious Michelin and Gault Millau guides in Switzerland.
Aside from the pleasures of the palate, visitors can enjoy the shopping streets in the lakeside towns and relax in the wellness centres. There are some ten luxury hotels offering spas to rest and recuperate, while the spa towns of Yverdon-les-Bains and Lavey-les-Bains offers moments of pure relaxation in the steam of their hot springs.
The canton of Vaud offers multiple gastronomic facets: from fine restaurants rated in the world-renowned gastronomic guides to the vast variety of terroir specialties. To the great delight of fans of gastronomy and gourmets eager to taste gastronomic curiosities from Vaud!
The outstanding gastronomic heritage of the canton of Vaud offers an authentic gourmet experience. Exploring the region in search of gustatory experiences allows you to immerse yourself in local cuisine in an authentic way while enjoying fine food outdoors or in the cordial atmosphere of a restaurant.
Gourmet walks are part of the must-do activities. They comprise local product tastings, vintage wines and other local beverages. Cheeses, deli meats, truffles and pastries are all regional specialties that abound in the canton of Vaud. Local producers’ tasting sessions and visits to production sites further enhance your gustatory experience. Follow our guide to enjoy the region’s gastronomic delights to the full!
Conviviality is an art of living in the canton of Vaud. Sharing a meal or a drink in good company and in the open air is part of the best moments during the summer season. Our selection shows you where to find the most beautiful terraces out in the green, on the lakeshores or in the mountains.
Cheeses, meats, pastries and a thousand other specialties make up the outstanding and authentic Vaudois terroir that will delight your senses. These products reflect the producers’ traditional know-how and find their true expression in the skilful hands of the Chefs in one of the many restaurants and “pintes” (typical Vaudois inns) in the canton of Vaud.
Covering more than 4,000 hectares of vineyards, the canton of Vaud is one of Switzerland's major winegrowing regions. Structured into six regions and eight registered designations of origin (AOC), it attracts visitors with its vast choice of grape varieties and wines.
Dozens of vintners, restaurateurs, hoteliers or certified Vaud Œnotourisme (Vaud Winetourism) terroir product vendors welcome you with open arms. This certification guarantees high quality standards for exceptional moments in the company of terroir specialists and producers.