UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces

Association Lavaux Patrimoine mondial
Take a walk through some of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland: the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces are criss-crossed with marked trails with stunning views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. Little trains on wheels help you up the incline so you can enjoy a walk at your own pace.

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Association Lavaux Patrimoine mondial
Sentier des Vinches 2
1091 Grandvaux

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Remember that the Lavaux vineyard is a protected and fragile site, here are some recommendations to preserve it.

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Victoria, the green smoothie
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Victoria the green smoothie
Very near Lausanne is concealed a path with a breathtaking view. I take the train to St-Saphorin and walk back to Lausanne through the vineyards, with a view over the lake and the mountains. I have rarely seen paths with such a beautiful landscape.
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Alexandre, the souvenir maker
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Alexandre the souvenir maker
To my mind, it’s the most beautiful panorama! I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked through the vineyards in that breathtaking setting! The best way to unplug and reconnect with nature.

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Carefully cultivating their vines for generation upon generation, whole families of vine-growers have shaped these beautiful vineyard terraces. The unique beauty of this landscape has seeped into the soul of visitors just as it has fascinated the many artists who lived in the little picturesque villages.

Now considered a site of universal value, Lavaux has been elevated to the status of world heritage site by UNESCO, its mosaic of vines welcoming many walkers seeking renewed vitality and tranquillity.

All along the educational trail from Lausanne to Montreux, Lavaux vine-growers invite visitors to explore the exceptional and authentic beauty of their vineyards, whatever the season. Wine tourism breaks offer wine tastings and the chance to sample typical products in the vineyard wine cellars, the ideal complement to walks through the vines.

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