La Paudèze lies at the heart of an exceptional winegrowing region, with breathtaking landscapes inviting discovery and tours.
Walks along vineyard paths, trips on a little train among the vines, winery visits and wine tastings, swims in Lake Léman, boat cruises, discovering the Vaud canton or even the rest of Switzerland – the possibilities from this particularly well communicated municipality are endless.
Beyond the famous vines of Lavaux, Lake Léman, the largest freshwater lake in Europe, is also worth a visit. Léman has inspired many artists over the centuries: painters, poets and writers. It creates a charming landscape and invites romanticism. The local people often swim there, have barbecues on its shores and do all kinds of water activities: boat cruises, sailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, paddle surfing and pedalo hire.
In winter, the shores are covered with snow and ice, offering a fairytale landscape, and the Christmas markets, particularly in Montreux, are a chance to discover the wonders of district and the work of the region’s craftspeople.
The Alps are just a few kilometres away, the Vaud countryside is even nearer, and trips to Montreux, Vevey, Geneva, Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Sion and other towns are extremely easy on the excellent public transport network.
The Lausanne public transport website: http://www.t-l.ch/
The Swiss railways (CFF) website: http://www.cff.ch/
The Lavaux website: http://www.lavaux.ch/SRC/2010/index.html
The Lausanne tourist office website: http://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/fr/