Vaud

The canton of Vaud is the third largest of the Swiss cantons by population and fourth by size. It is located in , the French-speaking western part of the country; and borders the canton of to the north, the cantons of Fribourg and Bern to the east, Valais and Lake Geneva to the south, the canton of Geneva to the south-west and to the west.

Popular Destinations

, the capital of the canton of Vaud, is a medium sized city which sits at the northernmost point of Lake Geneva. Photo: Rama, CC BY-SA 2.0 fr.

is mostly known for its world-famous two-week-long Jazz Festival, but it is well worth a wander through, if only to get to the scenic Château de Chillon or to get to the hiker's paradise of Hauts de . Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

is a small town on the western shore of Lake Geneva, . Photo: ajvhan, CC BY 2.0.

is a town in in the canton of Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near . Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Destinations

Yverdon-les-Bains with its 24,000 inhabitants, is the second largest town in the Canton de Vaud. Photo: Pmau, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town of about 3,000 people in the Three Lakes area of . Photo: Hellvetika, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, in the commune of Vaud is a laid back, non-posh, non-pretentious mountain village in the Vaud Alps, above . Photo: Björn S., CC BY-SA 3.0.

is internationally famous as a terraced wine-growing region on the shores of Lake Geneva in western . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a municipality in the canton of Vaud in . Photo: Zacharie Grossen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in the Jura region of . Photo: Papillon124, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a village in in the canton of Vaud. Photo: בידל הפייטן, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a village and ski resort located in the municipality of Ormont-Dessus in the canton of Vaud, . Photo: Zacharie Grossen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Archaeological site
Photo: Inisheer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Railway halt
Photo: Abaddon1337, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Railway halt
is situated 2½ km north of Vaud. Photo: Abaddon1337, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Village
is a former municipality in the district of Échallens in the canton of Vaud in .

Village
is a municipality in the district of Gros-de-Vaud in the canton of Vaud in . Photo: Manoillon, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Village
Bretigny-sur-Morrens is a municipality in the district of Gros-de-Vaud in the canton of Vaud in . Photo: Sissssou, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Vaud

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