Lavaux. Photo/Foto: TES.

Monuments in Lavaux

Lavaux is a region in canton Vaud and, since 2007 registered as World Heritage by the UNESCO.

The region encompasses villages and towns and their medieval (Romanesque and Gothic) churches, squares, houses, castles, manoirs, towers, (open air) museums, vineyards and panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps, amongst others Pully, Lutry, Villette, Grandvaux, Cully, the tower of Gourze (Tour de Gourze), Riex, Espesses, Rivaz, Chexbres, Saint-Saphorin, Mount Pèlerin (Mont- Pèlerin ), Chardonne, Marsens, Jongny, Corseaux, Corsier-sur-Vevey and Vevey.

The region is called Lavaux, not the Lavaux (Le Lavaux). Le Lavaux is the wine. Lavaux is derived from La Vallée (La Vaux). So: I visit Lavaux (je visite Lavaux), but I drink du Lavaux (je bois du Lavaux).