Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

Brief description

The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, stretching for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva from the Chateau de Chillon to the eastern outskirts of Lausanne in the Vaud region, cover the lower slopes of the mountainside between the villages and the lake. Although there is some evidence that vines were grown in the area in Roman times, the present vine terraces can be traced back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries controlled the area.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1243

I travelled along the shore of Lake Geneva on a train once, so I guess I have passed through this site……

From my collection

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