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The Lake Geneva Region offers over a hundred museums exhibiting a vast range of cultural heritage items
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The Lake Geneva Region skilfully combines avant-garde buildings and treasures of the past...
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The yurts on Rochers-de-Naye guarantee a change of scenery in exotic surroundings
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Freddie Mercury's statue, Montreux

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Lavey-les-Bains : the warmest thermal water in Switzerland
Bex: salt and wine
Gryon, the Alps at their best
Villars, town of Alpine chic and private boarding schools
Aigle, a castle in the vineyards
Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000
Leysin, for sports and studies
Les Mosses – La Lécherette
Rossinière, heir of Balthus
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Rougemont, its dream chalets
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Villeneuve near Lake Geneva
Montreux, congress and jazz town
Vevey, a lakeside market
Chexbres, a balcony on Lake Geneva
Cully, Lavaux and Jazz
Lutry, in celebration of wine
Lausanne, Olympic Capital
Echallens, the Swiss granary
Oron
Moudon
Payerne, Cluny heritage
Estavayer-le-Lac, medieval city
Avenches, the Roman capital
Joux Valley: a Far North atmosphere
Romainmôtier, Cluny priory
Vallorbe, an enchanting underground world
Orbe, a Roman town, with its rich terroir
Yverdon-les-Bains, its water, its heritage
Yvonand, sweet Mediterranean clime
Grandson: a terroir to your taste
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses, music for all times
Nyon, town of history and festivals
St-Cergue, nature at its purest
Rolle, an international town
Morges, city of flowers
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Palafittes UNESCO

The registration of the pile dwellings in the UNESCO World Heritage Programme constitutes the Lake Geneva Region's second entry after the recognition of Lavaux in 2007.

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Palafittes UNESCO, Lake Geneva Region

The registration of the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps comprises a selection of 111 outstanding lakeside villages among over a thousand known sites in six countries bordering the Alps: Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia. The series consists of the remains of prehistoric settlements dating from 5000 to 500 BC. (JC) Switzerland, the project leader, has 54 sites, of which 24 are situated in the Three Lakes Region. In the Lake Geneva Region, the following ten sites are now part of the world heritage of humanity: 

- Chabrey – Pointe de Montbec I
- Chevroux – La Bessime 
- Chevroux–Village
- Corcelles-près-Concise – Stations de Concise
- Grandson – Corcelettes Les Violes 
- Morges – Les Roseaux
- Morges – Stations de Morges
- Mur – Chenevières de Guévaux I
- Yverdon – Baie de Clendy
- Yvonand – Le Marais

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www.palafittes.org

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Treasures of time in the Vallée de Joux

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"Fireworks” Cruises

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Anzeindaz: the paradise flowers and marmots

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