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Make a holiday rental villa or lodging in Vaud, Switzerland your home away from home

Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, which is split into two informal regions, one around the chores of Lake Geneva and the other containing the towing Alpine peaks of the canton. Vaud borders France in the North West region of Switzerland, and its exquisite cuisine and fine locally produced wines are certainly a match for anything produced across the border.

Things to do on holiday in the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

Holidays in Vaud, Switzerland, come in two distinct styles. In summer, the snow topped peaks of the Alps of Vaud draw a huge range of people will all sorts of interests. Holiday rentals in Vaud are filled with artists, rock climbers, hikers and mountain bikers all here to enjoy the natural facilities, and those just hoping for a blissfully relaxing holiday, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and fantastically clean mountain air.

In winter however, the self catering chalets of Vaud’s Alpine regions are filled with adventure sport enthusiasts. With over 500km of fearsome downhill slopes and huge regions of plateaus, perfect for cross country skiing, winter sports enthusiasts flock from acrossEuropeto ski in one of the most beautiful regions of the Alps.

Places to holiday in the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

Villars is situated between the vineyard covered plateaus and the soaring mountains. It is a great place to holiday in Vaud, both in winter and in summer, as it offers a vast array of sports and activities all year round, from Nordic walking to paragliding, and from mountain climbing to mini golf, and is also home to a vast number of sports schools and one of Europe’s most delightful water parks.

The Chateau d’Oex is a great little Alpine skiing resort, but it has a difference from most resorts; it has a real small town atmosphere, not one of a ski resort. It has a range of important museums and excellent restaurants within it bounds and many activity centres, including a hot air balloon centre, indoor riding school and a mountaineering and paragliding school.

Leysin is a charming mountain village in the Vaud Alps, which is home to five international ski schools and plenty of great venues for live music.

Weather in the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

There are two distinct seasons in the Alps of Vaud. Summers are blissfully hot, averaging around 23˚C, but temperatures drop with altitude. Winters are much harsher, but of course, that is great for the skiing conditions!

Travel to the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

Geneva Airport (GVA) is located on the Swiss side of the border, just within the Vaud canton. Transfer from Geneva Airport to the Alpine region does not take long, and there are many options available.

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                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                    Amazing views and chalet

                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                    Amazing. I have already booked for next year
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                    Fantastic stay

                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                    We had a wonderful stay at Chalet Chanteclarine. Perfect location close to the slopes, beautiful view, super equipped and comfortable chalet. We will definitely come back! Highly recommended.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                    Cosy, 70s style, family chalet.

                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                    Five of us spent a lovely week in this cosy, unostentatious, family chalet, situated about 5 minutes by car (15 minutes walking) to the centre of the village. Chalet was clean, sunny and warm. Nice to have an open fire and also the use of a large garage so we could keep the skiis on the roof of car. Chalet would be a comfortable fit for 6 adults and is a reasonable price for high season, in that location. There was very little snow during our stay but about three runs were open on the glacier and three in Villars so a car is advised, as the owner says. Quickest way to Villars is over the Col de la Croix. (Officially closed in winter but check with someone in the know. A 4x 4 is advisable.) Communication good and very prompt. We walked around Lake Retaud then on up to the Restaurant Marneche at top of gondola lift from Les Diablerets. Had good hamburgers for 10 Chf each on panoramic terrace. Had delicious pizzas in restaurant close to Coop. Without exception we encountered, polite, professional, helpful people. Everything is fantastically well organised in Switzerland and fantastically expensive too! Visit to Lavey les Bains outdoor thermal baths is a must. Recycling is a big thing in Switzerland so sorting rubbish is important. (Tip: yellow 17 L rubbish only bags can be purchased individually from the tourist information office for 1Chf). Tourist office extremely helpful re: different lift passes and places to go as was Holiday ski with all our equipment. (Tip: if you can't make it back to chalet in time, public loos in village are situated down the outside stairs at Maison de Commune! We rented a 4 x 4 through Thrifty (Hertz) in arrival terminal at Geneva airport (Swiss side, to save hassle). Good car, straight forward transaction and easy shuttle to the underground parking for rental cars. Easy journey to Les Diablerets on motorway then mountain road from Aigle. Equally, easy to get there by rail from airport via Aigle. Great six days. Would definitely go to the Chalet Royal again.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016