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In the south-western corner of Switzerland, the region of Lake Geneva is easy to reach thanks to a good rail and road network and the proximity of Geneva airport. It’s an idyllic place where one can enjoy nature and gastronomy. It is a paradise for food lovers and, especially, wine lovers.

The Lavaux vineyards have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme since 2007 and illustrate the interaction between man and nature. Lavaux consists of terraces on steep slopes all the way down to Lake Geneva, covering an area of 830 hectares between Lausanne and Montreux. The site enjoys a Mediterranean climate, warm temperatures and the reflection of light from the lake.  With their changing colours, they mark the passage of the seasons in beautiful stamps.

Visitors can explore Lavaux on board one of the two small trains (Lavaux Express and Lavaux Panoramic) or on foot using the vineyard trails and stopping in a wine cellar somewhere for a well-earned break.

Visitors can explore Lavaux on board one of the two small trains (Lavaux Express and Lavaux Panoramic) or on foot using the vineyard trails and stopping in a wine cellar somewhere for a well-earned break.

Accompanying the excellent wines of the region there are a lot of delicious dishes. Malakoff cheese fritters (made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirsch) are one of the highlights of local cuisine. Together with a number of pork delicacies – ham, sausage specialities such as atriaux and boutefas – they are an important part of the culinary heritage of the Lake Geneva Region.