Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Considered a site of universal value, Lavaux has been elevated to the status of world heritage site by UNESCO, its mosaic of vines welcoming many walkers seeking renewed vitality and tranquility.
In the 11th century already, monks were growing grapes on the slopes above Lake Geneva. Since then, generations of winegrowers applied and developed longstanding cultural traditions. Today, this still thriving cultural landscape overs 40 km along the lake shore and includes 14 villages.
Through the well preserved landscape and buildings, it demonstrates its evolution over almost a millennia. It is therefore an outstanding example of a centuries-long interaction between people and their environment, developed to optimise local resources so as to produce a highly valued wine. Now considered a site of universal value, Lavaux has been elevated to the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO, its mosaic of vines welcoming many walkers seeking renewed vitality and tranquility.
Guided visit World Heritage.
Every Sunday between 2 June and 27 October, guides are available to take you on an unforgettable walk that will enable you to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of the Lavaux World Heritage site. From Chexbres-Village Station or Cully landing pier. Reservations recommended.
Tel. +41 848 86 84 84lavaux-unesco.ch Link opens in new window.