ESTAVAYER-LE-LAC AND PAYERNE LET YOURSELF BE SURPRISED! The Estavayer-le-Lac/Payerne Region is a special destination for outdoor recreation, lake sports, hiking and observing nature. Visitors will be surprised and delighted to discover a landscape abundant with natural and historical wonders. You can go into the heart of the Grande Cariรงaie, the largest water reserve in Switzerland. Its 40 km shoreline is divided into eight protected areas. Together, they give shelter to a third of the flora and a quarter of the fauna known in the country some of which are classified as rare species. The region Estavayer-le-Lac/Payerne is undoubtedly a paradise for family walking, cycling and hiking. A dense network of neatly marked tracks, paths and routes are specially meant for hikers, everyday bikers, mountain bikers as well as for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. There topography is smooth and gentle. Walkers are captured by the truly idyllic surroundings that they can admire at leisure in any of the many scenic stops. In spring and summer, music festivals, traditional festivals, outdoor thespian shows and flea markets, all breed life into the streets of both cities. Naturally, they become a strong pole of attraction for residents and tourists. With their beautiful preserved natural landscapes, astounding biodiversity and millennium-old historical treasures, Estavayer-le-Lac and Payerne are the perfect destinations to get away from it all!
Laurent Mollard, Estavayer-le-Lac & Payerne Tourisme
Bien Vivre en pays de Vaud - été 2012