The historic little town of Moudon lies in privileged position at the heart of stunning landscapes, halfway between the Jorat-Plateau and Broye-Tal valley. And surely nothing could be more attractive than the picturesque alleyways of this delightful spot.
As former capital of Savoyard-Vaud, Moudon is proud of its wealth of historic buildings. As prime example of medieval architecture, the town is one of the best preserved throughout the canton – with the upper-town neighbourhood even classified as a townscape of national importance. Today, with its particularly high standard of living and growing population, Moudon is experiencing great urban development; with various arts and crafts markets, active club life and a rich and varied cultural season continuing to grow and prosper as years go by.
A signed circular tour allows visitors to discover 26 historic buildings in Moudon. Information panels offer brief explanations.
Historic circular tour
The following tour presents the craft of cheese-making and the industrial sites in Moudon, which reflect the rich history of this region. These sites bear witness to an industrial tradition dating back to the 19th century, and the dairies also use time-honoured traditional recipes for their creations.