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To discover an region

French speaking Switzerland, also called Suisse Romande,
an ideal destination for your holidays.


Choose an region of Suisse Romande
Romandie : French speaking Switzerland

Gruyere / Pays d'Enhaut Prealpes region Valais region Lemanic Basin countryside of Suisse Romande Jura region
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French speaking Switzerland is inhabited by some 1.3 million peoples divided in 6 cantons:
Geneva     Vaud     Valais     Fribourg     Neuchâtel     Jura
 

What makes Romandie or Suisse Romande so attractive?

Romandie borders France and Italy in the South/South-West of Switzerland. Romandie includes all the beauties of this part of the world and even more…
The variety of its landscapes, like plains, mountains, lakes and rivers make it a little paradise in the heart of Europe.
French speaking Switzerland has deep lake traditions linked to its « Lac Leman », also called « Lac of Geneva » which is the biggest lake in Western Europe. Also a large Alpine tradition stems from the presence of the highest mountains of the Swiss Alps with more than 30 summits culminating above 4000 metres. Among those we find summits of worldwide reputation like the Cervin (Matterhorn), the Mischabel range, the Mont-Rose or the Dent Blanche.
High-tech means of transportation will take you to incredibly high altitudes. Warm and well equipped resorts, allowing for year around activities, welcome thousands of tourists every year.
You will not only find breathtaking sceneries, but also a quality of life recognised by the large number of travellers visiting every year. Culture, gastronomy, sports, warm and friendly welcoming as well as security make it equally a destination appreciated by business women and men, showbiz and political personalities.
Suisse Romande is recognised worldwide as being the cradle of the Swiss watch industry and the centre of micromechanics. It is also home of multiple international sports federations. Among those the IOC or International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, the UEFA or Union of European Football Association in Nyon. Many headquarters of NGO or Non-Governmental Organization as well as international governmental agencies are located in Geneva. Among these, let’s name the most famous like UN or United Nations, WHO, ILO, WTO, ICRC, IATA.
 

Let your heart speak…and a region of Romandie will be yours

The Prealpes region

Choose this region for:
To ski or to stroll in the permanent snow in the morning and to swim in the Lake Leman in the afternoon is a must. A green or snow covered nature depending of the season, all types of sports which can be practiced year around; ski areas with easy access for all and the proximity of Lake Leman make it an ideal destination for your holidays.
 
Canton(s) forming part of this region:
Your holidays in the Prealpes region

The countryside of Suisse Romande

Choose this region for:
Far away from the excitement of the big cities and tourist resorts, but close to the Alpes after all, it is a region for quite, smooth and ecological holidaying.
 
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Your holidays in the countryside of Suisse Romande
 

The Lemanic Basin

Choose this region for:
Ideal for activities linked to the lake, to the proximity of large cities like Geneva and Lausanne, to the cultural life and of course to shopping in the most famous boutiques. It is one region and four different worlds i.e. city-rural-mountain-lake over two km2 only.
 
Canton(s) forming part of this region:
Your holidays in the Lemanic Basin

The Jura region

Choose this region for:
When snow is covering the valleys and the mountains, winter is favourable to long treks on skies or snowshoes. The rest of the year you can explore walking, on bike or on horse. You will discover a well protected nature strolling through small valleys, pastures, woods, lakes and rivers.
 
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Your holidays in the Jura region
 

The Gruyere / Pays d'Enhaut

Choose this region for:
A green or snow covered nature depending of the season, all types of sports which can be practiced year around; ski areas with easy access for all and the proximity of Lake Leman make it an ideal destination for your holidays.
 
Canton(s) forming part of this region:
Your holidays in the Gruyere / Pays d'Enhaut

The Valais region

Choose this region for:
It is the paradise of the mountaineer, with its breathtaking peaks, its scenic valleys, its charming and typical villages, its sports resorts, its chairlifts and other modern and safe means to the top as well as its landscapes. All this makes it one of the world favourite tourists’ destination.
 
Canton(s) forming part of this region:
Your holidays in the Valais region

 
   
   
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