Lavaux – Swiss Vineyard Terraces, Switzerland

Discover Lavaux Region – Swiss Vineyard Terraces

Lavaux – Swiss Vineyard Terraces

Between Lausanne and Montreux – in french-speaking part of Switzerland you will find one of the most picturesque wine region in the world. Mountains and Geneva lake surround hectares of Lavaux vineyard terraces – which makes the landscape magnificent. Southwestern part of Switzerland and specifically Lavaux vineyards are a part of UNESCO World Heritage. This region definitely deserves a visit and local wine degustation.

Swiss Lavaux region offers approx. 800 hectares of vineyard terraces beautifully situated amongst Central Alps and Geneva lake. It has a deep-rooted history when it comes to wine making. Small villages are inhabited by many families who have been making vine for generations. You can visit one of them, get to know their history and taste their local products. During the season, maybe you can take part in the wine production process? I’m sure you’d love it!

Lavaux – Swiss Vineyard Terraces

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces are not yet well known by tourists who come to visit Switzerland so you will not see big crowds here. But when you think about Switzerland – first ideas are cheese and chocolate, right? Indeed, not many people know that Switzerland excels in producing wine. You would probably ask why? Most probably due to the fact that Switzerland is exporting only 2% of Swiss wine abroad. So it makes it even more exciting to visit Lavaux region and taste Swiss local wine exactly where it is produced.

Best time to visit Lavaux Switzerland

Best time to visit Lavaux region in Switzerland is between May and October.

Pro Tip: Take a glass of local wine in Le Deck – Lounge Bar with a magnificent view

Le Deck Lounge Bar – Address: Rte de la Corniche 4, 1071 Chexbres

You need to always check opening hours before coming, especially outside spring/summer season but it’s totally worth it!

How to get to Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

You can take a car, a boat or a train to get to multiple villages in Swiss Lavaux region. Or to make some sport and hike or take a bike!

If you would like to get to Lavaux region by train: you can take a train to Chexbres-village for instance and walk down through the vineyards.

Lavaux – Swiss Vineyard Terraces

To explore more of beautiful Swiss nature in the area I recommend Mountain lake – Lac de Géronde – Valais, Switzerland and Mountain lakes – Lac Bleu – Valais, Switzerland

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French Riviera – Azure Coast – Nice, Monaco, Menton

8 things you shouldn’t miss while exploring French Riviera

French Riviera (Azure Coast) – known for its blue waters of Mediterranean sea and amazing French kitchen is a perfect choice to make a city break during a week-end but also to enjoy your longer holidays.

Here are the 8 things that you shouldn’t miss while exploring French Riviera

Get lost in Nice Old Town

Starting your journey from Massena Square you can take a tour around the Old Town of Nice. You will love its colours and atmosphere. Take any street and enjoy this labirynth of colours, art and amazing food.

Take a walk through Promenade des Anglais 

Enjoy the waves of Mediterranean see watching landing airplanes at the same time – Promenade des Anglais is the place you cannot miss. Relax on one of the public beaches or grab a drink in one of the bars with a sea view.

Go to Nice Flower Market

Colourful flower market where you can buy literally everything. Characteristic striped tents and plenty of places to eat and drink. A definate must-walk in Nice.

Take part in the Nice yearly winter carnival

Once a year in February – Nice is turning into heart of one of the world’s major carnival events. Each year, a special theme is chosen – in 2022 it was ‘The King of the Animals’.

Try amazing French kitchen

Recommendations coming from the bottom of my heart:

La Femme de Boulanger – 3 Rue du Commandant Raffalli, 06000 Nice, France

Chez Moi – 2 Rue Paganini, 06000 Nice, France

Climb a bit to Castle Hill and have a look on the port

The Castle of Nice was a military citadel and nowadays it is a park – the most famous public garden in Nice. Offers amazing panoramas and is being called ‘the cradle of the sun’. You can go there by foot or take a lift.

Visit Monaco

Only 30 mins by train from Nice – you can go to Monaco, one of the densest countries in the world where thousands of millionaires live in less than one square mile. Take a look on the Monte Carlo Casino, take a walk in the port, explore the country as you prefer 😉

See the Lemon festival in Menton

Once a year in Menton – charming city just next to the Italian border is organizing Lemon festival – you can admire big colourful constructions made from real lemons and oranges, buy a lot of local products made from their fruits and enjoy the special lemon menus in almost all restaurants. 

Even without a festival Menton is a definite must see – if you like Italian influence in architecture you will find this small city stunning!

If you have seen yet what to do in Barcelona, here some tips: Barcelona, Spain – the heart of Catalonia

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