A glorious gastronomic landscape

Lake Geneva Region

Funiculaire des Avants-Sonloup

Funiculaire des Avants-Sonloup

Les Pléiades 2

Les Pléiades 2

Les Diablerets - Iseneau

Les Diablerets - Iseneau

Viewpoint Glacier 3000

Viewpoint Glacier 3000

Haut de Blonnay

Haut de Blonnay

Les Pléiades - Lally

Les Pléiades - Lally

Les Pléiades - Switzerland

Les Pléiades - Switzerland

Les Pléiades

Les Pléiades

Vue depuis le Para Delta Club

Vue depuis le Para Delta Club

Vers Sonchaux

Vers Sonchaux

Aire de décollage

Aire de décollage

Place du Marché

Place du Marché

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Vevey

Vevey

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

Téléski Dent-de-Vaulion

Téléski Dent-de-Vaulion

Estavayer-le-Lac

Estavayer-le-Lac

Sommet de la Braye

Sommet de la Braye

Vue sur le Pic Chaussy et Praz Cornet

Vue sur le Pic Chaussy et Praz Cornet

Terrain de décollage des Ballons

Terrain de décollage des Ballons

Chalet Mirval

Chalet Mirval

Leysin, Vue sur le lac depuis le Kuklos

Leysin, Vue sur le lac depuis le Kuklos

Chalet Sybil, 1854 Leysin : vue en direction du sud-ouest

Chalet Sybil, 1854 Leysin : vue en direction du sud-ouest

Villars - Bretaye 360° Panorama

Villars - Bretaye 360° Panorama

Villars - Chaux Ronde 360° Panorama

Villars - Chaux Ronde 360° Panorama

Villars - Petit Chamossaire 360° Panorama

Villars - Petit Chamossaire 360° Panorama

Chalet Turrian Villars VD Suisse

Chalet Turrian Villars VD Suisse

Gryon - Les Chaux

Gryon - Les Chaux

Depuis les Moulins de Payerne

Depuis les Moulins de Payerne

ville de Payerne

ville de Payerne

View on the lake of Geneva in Rolle - offered by Moinat.net

View on the lake of Geneva in Rolle - offered by Moinat.net

Grand-rue à Rolle pendant les travaux - offert par Moinat.net

Grand-rue à Rolle pendant les travaux - offert par Moinat.net

Sainte-Croix - Cochet

Sainte-Croix - Cochet

Le Sentier 1015m.

Le Sentier 1015m.

Lac de Joux, Hôtel Bellevue le Rocheray

Lac de Joux, Hôtel Bellevue le Rocheray

La Drosera au Col des Mosses

La Drosera au Col des Mosses

Les Mosses - Vue sur le Pic Chaussy

Les Mosses - Vue sur le Pic Chaussy

Vue sur les Ormonts et pistes des Mosses

Vue sur les Ormonts et pistes des Mosses

Centre station Les Mosses

Centre station Les Mosses

La Videmanette

La Videmanette

Rougemont - Videmanette

Rougemont - Videmanette

Montreux Riviera

Montreux Riviera

Port de Morges

Port de Morges

Swiss Geneva lake Leman livecam

Swiss Geneva lake Leman livecam

Basseruche

Basseruche

Station meteorologique et climatologique de Valeyres sous Montagny

Station meteorologique et climatologique de Valeyres sous Montagny

Lac de Neuchâtel 2

Lac de Neuchâtel 2

Yverdon-les-Bains, Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains, Place Pestalozzi

Lake Leman from Dôle Mt.

Lake Leman from Dôle Mt.

Saint-Cergue - La Trelasse

Saint-Cergue - La Trelasse

Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

La Dôle summit

La Dôle summit

From Dôle Mt. to West

From Dôle Mt. to West

La Glutte

La Glutte

Lausanne - CHUV Ouest - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Ouest - Switzerland

Lausanne - Chailly

Lausanne - Chailly

Lausanne - CHUV Heliport - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Heliport - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Sud - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Sud - Switzerland

Sex Rouge

Sex Rouge

Lausanne - Pont Bessières - Switzerland

Lausanne - Pont Bessières - Switzerland

Lausanne Airport LSGL Blécherette - South View

Lausanne Airport LSGL Blécherette - South View

Lausanne - Place Palud - Switzerland

Lausanne - Place Palud - Switzerland

Héliport du CHUV

Héliport du CHUV

av. d'Echallens

av. d'Echallens

Lausanne - Centre

Lausanne - Centre

Lausanne Airport Blécherette LSGL - North View

Lausanne Airport Blécherette LSGL - North View

Mont Pélerin - Le Léman et le Chablais

Mont Pélerin - Le Léman et le Chablais

Bex

Bex

Aerodrome de Bex

Aerodrome de Bex

Les Martinets

Les Martinets

Epesses

Epesses

Cully Genève - Blick richtung Montreux und Martiny

Cully Genève - Blick richtung Montreux und Martiny

Cully - Vines

Cully - Vines

A1 - Coppet dir. Genève

A1 - Coppet dir. Genève

A1 - Coppet dir. Lausanne

A1 - Coppet dir. Lausanne

Aérodrome de La Côte

Aérodrome de La Côte

Pully, Clocher du Prieuré

Pully, Clocher du Prieuré

Plateau des Granges

Plateau des Granges

Patinoire

Patinoire

Dailly-Savatan HB4FL

Dailly-Savatan HB4FL

Avenue de Chillon

Avenue de Chillon

Lake Leman from Villeneuve port

Lake Leman from Villeneuve port

Château de Chillon

Château de Chillon

Rivaz

Rivaz

Col du Marchairuz 1449m.

Col du Marchairuz 1449m.

Le Brassus 1033m.

Le Brassus 1033m.

Lucens

Lucens

Golf de Vuissens (CH)

Golf de Vuissens (CH)

Vallée de Joux - Suisse - Le Pont - Le lac de Joux

Vallée de Joux - Suisse - Le Pont - Le lac de Joux

Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses - Restaurant des Cluds

Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses - Restaurant des Cluds

Le mont d'or vu de Vallorbe

Le mont d'or vu de Vallorbe

De Cudrefin direction Neuchâtel

De Cudrefin direction Neuchâtel

LSGY - Aérodrome d'Yverdon-les-Bains

LSGY - Aérodrome d'Yverdon-les-Bains

Murtensee-Wetter

Murtensee-Wetter

Le Grammont et le Lac Léman vus de Vevey

Le Grammont et le Lac Léman vus de Vevey

Depuis Autobur

Depuis Autobur

Rochers de Naye

Rochers de Naye

Les Rocher-de-Naye (Est)

Les Rocher-de-Naye (Est)

Les Rochers-de-Naye restaurant Plein Roc

Les Rochers-de-Naye restaurant Plein Roc

From luxury restaurants to small country inns.

The Lake Geneva Region is easy to reach, thanks to a good rail and road network and the proximity of Geneva airport. Its privileged position at the heart of Europe has long made it particularly open-minded and cosmopolitan. It is no surprise, then, to find such an exceptionally rich and varied food culture here.
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The flavours of the land

Malakoff cheese fritters (made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirsch) are one of the highlights of the local cuisine. Together with a number of pork delicacies – ham, sausage specialities such as atriaux and boutefas – they’re an important part of the culinary heritage of the Lake Geneva Region. One of the most typical dishes is saucisse aux choux (pork and cabbage-filled sausage), which is served with the famous papet vaudois (leeks and potatoes). Further temptations appear on the cheese platter in the form of Tomme from Vaud, Vacherin Mont-d’Or, L’Etivaz mountain cheese made from raw milk, Maréchal, Délice de Maître Rodolphe: even with a small selection it’s difficult to choose.

Culinary delights

From the celebrated restaurants starred and listed by the gourmet guides – there are a conspicuously large number – to smart country inns, the gastronomic map of this corner of the country is exceptionally enticing. For every appetite, occasion and budget, there is a restaurant to suit.

The vines that flourish on the terraces above Lake Geneva and on the sunny slopes above Lake Neuchâtel have a firm place in the hearts of locals. With their changing colours, they mark the passage of the seasons. As you explore these vine-covered landscapes, you stumble across picturesque villages: houses decorated with window boxes full of flowers and shaded by giant roofs, monumental fountains and narrow alleyways. And, framing it all, the breathtaking sight of the Alps or the Jura mountains, rising on the horizon.

Local wine

In the Lake Geneva Region there are 28 controlled appellations, which are grouped into four geographical areas. When you taste a white wine, it will probably be a Chasselas, the main grape variety cultivated here. If you are drinking red, it will probably be a Gamay, Pinot noir or a Salvagnin.

In the winegrowing regions of La Côte, the Lavaux, Chablais, Bonvillars, Côtes de l’Orbe and Vully, most of the villages have a caveau, a cellar where you can taste local wines. You will also meet the winegrowers, whose passion for their craft and whose hospitality make this a region well worth visiting.

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