Canton Vaud wraps around the north of Lake Geneva and is Switzerland’s major wine-producing region where steep, neat terraces of vineyards punctuate views up to the Alps.
Around Lake Geneva the Vaud includes waterfront Lausanne and Montreux and the family-friendly resort of Villars with its variety international schools. Nearby Les Diablerets is a traditional Swiss ski resort where a glacier prolongs the ski season.
The area includes some of the ski resorts most easily reached from Geneva by train and car. Parts of the Vaud are the easiest areas in Switzerland for foreigners to buy in with fewer restrictions for either new-build or resale property. Property must be held for a minimum of five years before it can be resold.