It was built in 1953 by the “Union de Patrouilles alpines de la division de montagne 10” in the Avençon Valley, above Bex, at 2262 m.a.s.l.
Lucens castle was fortified during the Middle-Ages by the archbishops of Lausanne. They intended in this way to block the valley of the Broye and in the meantime to protect and defend the town of Moudon.
Grandson castle was built following different intermediate phases. The present complex covers a surface of about 5494 m2 and was completed in the first half of the 15th century.
Vufflens castle was built in 1420. It is unanimously considered to be one of the most beautiful castle in the entire canton Vaud. The complex consists essentially of a donjon, a manor house and of four imposing towers.
Chillon Castle is one of the most imposing castles in Switzerland and stands on a rocky peninsula on the shore of Lake of Geneva. It was constructed by the Counts of Savoy between the 11th and 13th centuries.
Inaugurated in June 1993, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne is the world’s largest center of information concerning the Olympic movement. Its external architecture is reminiscent of ancient Greece. The whiteness of its walls, faced with Thasos marble, symbolizes purity, fair play and also the brightness of the Mediterranean sun. Inside the 3000 year history of…
Avenches was founded by the Romans in the 1st century. They built an amphitheatre that could contain 8000 spectators. The tower was added afterwards, over the former entrance of the amphitheatre, in the Middle Ages.
This cathedral was built following the Gothic style characteristic of its period and was consecrated in 1275. The rose window reaches a diameter of 9 meters and is endowed with the original glasswork.
The castle was probably built in the 11th century by Adalbert von Grandson and then totally rebuilt in the 13th century. In 1475 and in 1536 this fortress was entirely destroyed by the Bernese people. Nowadays, the castle has become a museum.
In the 11th century the Burgundian occupied the land of Vaud and, precisely on this occasion they built a wooden castle in Nyon. Around 1130 Humbert de Cossonay directed the construction of the present castle in Romanesque style. In the 14th century the two round towers facing the lake were added to the original structure.
This fortified mansion was in the first place a hunting seat in this region of the Jura particularly rich in wild animals. From time to time, nevertheless, the lords of Raymontpierre occupied this elegant building.