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Julien Balsiger

72 hours of culture in the Canton of Vaud

Explore the cultural treasures and discover the richness and diversity of this region, where every moment reveals a new nugget to be discovered.

The Canton of Vaud is full of cultural gems to be discovered over several days.

Cultural getaway: 72 hours of discoveries in the Canton of Vaud

Cultural getaway: 72 hours of discoveries in the Canton of Vaud

Abbatiale de Payerne
Abbatiale de Payerne

Day 1: from the equine history and a visit to an age-old jewel

Jour 1 

10h12 - Start your cultural journey in the Canton of Vaud with a visit to the Swiss National Stud in Avenches and immerse yourself in equine history. The stallions and mares include the Balou donkey and the largest colony of white storks in French-speaking Switzerland.
2.50pm - Discover the Payerne Abbey, a jewel of Romanesque architecture. The 90-minute tour features five immersive experiences, five interactive terminals and three views of the building, all enhanced by a soundtrack that makes for an intense experience.
Chaplin's World
© Bubbles Incorporated

Day 2: From science fiction to movie sets

Jour 2

10h30 - A museum of science fiction, The Maison d'Ailleurs is a unique exhibition and documentation center. Located in the center of Yverdon-les-Bains, its collections present themes at the crossroads of popular culture, contemporary art and science.
13h56 - Come to Chaplin's World in Corsier-sur-Vevey and discover the magical world of Charlie Chaplin. The museum is housed in the Manoir de Ban, the famous residence where the artist spent the last 25 years of his life.
Nyon city Garden
Nyon Région Tourisme

Day 3: from a stroll around town to admiring works of art

Jour 3

12h42 - Visit the charming town of Nyon, with its picturesque atmosphere and breathtaking views over Lake Geneva. Between the Château, the museums and the Roman remains, discover a bygone era and the amazing characters who passed through the region.
14h50 - Finish your itinerary with a dive into art at the Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne, where contemporary Swiss and international artists are on show. Take the opportunity to stroll through the garden overlooking the old town, Lake Geneva and the Alps.
FTU tulipes 2023
Aline Henchoz

Other ideas for extending your stay

But what else?

Ideas abound! Here are a few more ideas to help you immerse yourself in the rich culture of our museums, festivals and culinary delights.