Find out what happens when history, heritage and tradition combine with contemporary culture by visiting Vaud, a canton in southwestern Switzerland offering everything from ancient monuments to forward-thinking art spaces, all within a beautiful landscape. Summer is a glorious time to explore Vaud, as its many mountains, lakes and meadows provide the perfect backdrop to historically rich tales that bring the region’s past to life. Discover our top five cultural highlights in Vaud by clicking through below.
The secret is out: you don’t need to travel to far-flung exotic locations to have a great holiday. Switzerland, you see, is actually packed full of fantastic things to do, meaning that a Swiss staycation is the new smartest way to spend your summer.
Whether you’re looking to try a new sport or outdoor pursuit, get back to nature, soak up some art and culture, go shopping or sample gastronomic treats, there are tons of options around Switzerland. Here are some of the best activities and experiences to help create your ultimate staycation.