Surrounded by vineyards and overlooking Lake Geneva, Aubonne is a medieval city located in the heart of the Côte Vaudoise area that has everything to please. With its idyllic setting, Aubonne offers visitors numerous opportunities for discovery and enrichment.
Its castle and arboretum are well worth the detour, with pleasant walks through nature to discover trees from around the world. The entire Côte Vaudoise area is ready to welcome you.
Here are a few must-see activities that we recommend for you to discover in the region.
Endowed with some 2,000 hectares of vineyards, the Côte area offers a unique and well-marked itinerary: the legendary Route du Vignoble (vineyard route), covering over 50 km and offering an incomparable view of Lake Geneva, the Alps, and Mont Blanc.
The Côte takes you on a journey to discover its many professions and operations, giving you a great opportunity to meet its many artisans and their various products. Enjoy a touch of fine-dining, a pinch of vintage wines, a healthy helping of culture and artisanship, and 52 weeks of tasty excursions!
Discover the Lavaux vineyards (named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site), located between Lausanne and Vevey, with their vast network of hiking trails, a small train on wheels, guided tours, and variety of terraces. Don't miss this incredible panorama!
Morges, floral city
Discover the beautiful city of Morges, located 10 kilometers from Aubonne.
Morges grew on the banks of Lake Geneva, facing the majestic Mont Blanc. In the heart of the old town, its large pedestrian street is home to markets and lively businesses, and restaurants serving wines from the leading appellation in the Vaud canton: Morges AOC.
The annual Tulip Festival celebrates the return of Spring. One hundred thousand tulips saturate the hills with color in the 30,000 m² Independence Park. Flowers continue into the month of May at the Château de Vullierens, rich with 400 different iris varieties. The Quay of the Dahlias decorate the scenic Morge shoreline from July to October.
The Olympic Museum pays tribute to the men and women who live and embody the Olympic ideal: athletes, of course, as well as creators, architects, and volunteers. Come discover this permanent exhibition, covering three floors and featuring over 1,000 objects and 150 screens. Visit the Olympic Park, accessible from the Quay d'Ouchy, with its exceptional panorama overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps.
A cruise on Lake Geneva
The Compagnie Générale de Navigation (CGN) operates boats with connections around Lake Geneva, including speedboats and a steamboat from the turn-of-the-century "Belle Epoque" period. An approach to the art of living that you won't want to miss.
Compagnie Générale de Navigation boats serve 37 cities around Lake Geneva, including 19 in the Vaud canton.
A boat ride is another great way to access the Château de Chillon, browse for antiques in Nyon, have lunch on a terrace in Vevey, reach the flowered quays of Morge, and discover the beautiful quays in Lausanne-Ouchy.
Find more information and schedules on cgn.ch
Aquaparc is a water park located in Bouveret, in the Valais canton. The air and water are heated to 30°C, and all attractions are open throughout the year, in summer as well as in winter.
- 100% Adrenaline: With the park's slides and pools, you'll let yourself go to navigate down the middle of an Amazon ambiance, roaring down four huge water slides and, for the most adventuresome, four awesome waterfalls.
- 100% Family: You'll have a great time exploring caverns, creeping through luxurious vegetation, and even visiting a Caribbean goddess. Cap'tain Kids Land is reserved for children, who get to raid a ship defended by pirates with their water cannons.
- 100% Well-being: Get ready for a taste of Dolce Vita, with a session in Paradise Land to end up your water park fun. This space is entirely dedicated to relaxation and well-being, fully equipped with Jacuzzis, saunas, a hammam, fitness center, and Aquabar.
Enjoy a fun, thrilling, and relaxing moment. Come to the Caribbean with your family and friends all year long!