la côte - geneva
Between Geneva and Lausanne, from the lakeshore to the Jura mountain range, stretches an area known as La Côte ("The Coast"). Urban and rural at the same time, it is dotted with small towns and villages set in vineyards that produce quality wines.
Allaman
A charming village on La Côte, just south of Aubonne. The castle is transformed in residencies and cannot be visited, and the houses of the village are decorated with great taste and amazing surprises.
Aubonne
A beautiful little town on a hill of La Côte area, between Morges and Nyon. Alexandre Yersin, the bacteriologist who discovered the bubonic plague bacillus, was born here.
Bursins
The winegrowers village of Bursins, near Nyon, is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. The Church of Saint-Martin, a former Clunisian Priory, is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
Divonne-les-Bains (F)
A spa town in Pays de Gex (France), near the border of Switzerland. It's a premium tourist destination (nautical center, hippodrome, thermal spa, casino, golf, and more).
Féchy
A charming winegrowers village in the heart of La Côte, producing one of the most famous white wines of Switzerland.
Genève
Situated at the Western end of Lake Léman (Lake of Geneva), it's the most international of all Swiss towns, and a gate to Switzerland thanks to its international airport Geneva-Cointrin.
Gex (F)
Between Jura Mountains and Lake Geneva, 600 m above the sea, Gex is a balcony facing the Mont Blanc. At the foot of the Faucille mountain pass, it is the gate to Haut Jura Natural Park and a beautiful region for hikes in the forest.
Morges
A flowered town on the shores of blue Lake Geneva, facing Mont-Blanc, with a beautiful countryside, excellent wines and an impressive castle.
Nyon
Halfway between Geneva and Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva and facing the Mont-Blanc, Nyon is set in a region which offers many possibilities for outdoor activities, relaxation, and cultural activities.
Rolle
A little town on the northwestern shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) between Nyon and Lausanne, place of birth of Frédéric-César de la Harpe (1754–1838), one of the main actors of the independence of the Canton of Vaud from the Bernese.
Saint-Prex
The old town of St-Prex forms a peninsula extending on the north shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and was awarded in 1973 the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage.
Vufflens-le-Château
The Castle of Vufflens, a few km from Morges, looks like a fairy tale castle. Unfortunately it is a private property that can't be visited but it is a good reason to explore the countryside above Morges, from the shores of Lake Geneva to the summits of the Jura!
 
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