Vaud is a canton in French-speaking part of Switzerland, to the very west of the country. The capital and main city within the canton is Lausanne. Vaud is also one of the main wine producers in Switzerland, meaning vineyards are a common feature of the landscape here. Vaud holiday homes are the perfect place for exploring other parts of Switzerland, such as staying in accommodation in Lake Geneva to the south, and indeed to the west you can find rental properties in the regions of Franche Comté and Rhônetal in France if you want to view another country altogether. There are so many attractions and reasons to visit this Swiss region, and the best way to experience it is independently in a self-catered Vaud holiday apartment or another one of the holiday lettings available for booking.
Adventures in Vaud's Great Outdoors
Vaud is an excellent canton for tourists looking to find rentals where they can have a week or so to really appreciate mother nature, from walking and hiking to mountain biking and boat trips. The view you'll be able to see of the mountainous countryside and of lake Geneva that form the landscape of Vaud make it a great place for outdoor entertainment. For a skiing trip in Switzerland, you should definitely consider a chalet in Vaud. Book rentals near Glacier 3000, a spectacular location for keen skiers. There is also a lot in the way of green landscapes and rolling hills, and Grangettes Nature Reserve is a great area to experience this. Aigle Adventure Park is just one example of the adventure parks available in and near the Vaud rental properties. A private holiday home in Vaud are the perfect option for tourists looking for a vacation where outdoor activities are the main focus.
Holiday homes in Vaud - cultural heritage
There are so many ways to discover some of the area's history. The Roman Museum in Avenches displays some fascinating excavations and genuine artefacts, and for an insight into the history of every day life and work in the region, the Old Pays-d’Enhaut chronicles the history that has made Vaud into what it is today. There are also plenty of castles in and around Vaud. Some of the highlights include Chillon Castle in Montreux, a 13th century edifice built on the rocky eastern shores of lake Geneva. Grandson Castle, as well as Coppet Castle are impressive buildings too. Rentals in Switzerland are also in an ideal location, as the land is nestled in the centre of many other European countries, which makes it easy for you to travel and see other cultures. It is not far away from Austria, whose most western province is the lushious green Vorarlberg, where there are lots of picturesque lakes and mountains. Whatever it is you're looking for, stay in one of the Vaud holiday apartments and there's bound to be plenty of things which surpass your expectations.