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What is it that makes us like a given place?
A pleasant climate, beautiful scenery, a sense of security, or the hospitality of the locals. Unspoilt nature, between lakes, countryside and mountains. Towns and villages of a manageable size, well cared for, tranquil and welcoming. Or the chance to do things that are personally enriching, entertaining and exciting; to discover, to relax, to stimulate the senses with new experiences.
The canton of Vaud offers you all this and more, no matter whether you come for just a short stay or to live permanently.
Come and discover an exceptional way of life, experienced in magnificent scenery and with a quality of life that is legendary in the rest of the country, Europe and throughout the world. A tranquil and gentle lifestyle that for years now has attracted international celebrities to make their home here: Peter Ustinov, Barbara Hendricks, Phil Collins, David Bowie, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher are just some of the famous people how now live in the canton of Vaud. And Charles Chaplin, Ernest Hemingway, Vladimir Nabokov, Igor Stravinski and Audrey Hepburn had made the same choice before them.
And what about you?
- Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (www.lavaux.ch)
- Numerous international events and festivals (Montreux Jazz Festival, Paléo Festival in Nyon, RockOz-Arenes in Avenches, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, International Hot-Air Balloon Festival in Château-d’Oex, etc.)
- 110 museums and more than 60 art galleries : the greatest museum density in the world
- 200 historical and archaeological sites