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Lavaux - Les grands sites du goût

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Between Lausanne and Montreux, the chasselas has its own setting. As early as the 11th century, Cistercian monks built terraces here, delimiting tiny plots of land that plunge vertiginously into Lake Geneva. Today, it is hard to imagine the immense amount of work required to cultivate and maintain this steep landscape. Over the years, almost 400 kilometres of dry stone walls had to be stubbornly built to create more than 10,000 terraces! This unique heritage, which bears witness to the genius and perseverance of mankind, is today classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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