Rufus Wainwright, Erykah Badu and Tony Bennett - Three stars performing at the 46th Montreaux Jazz Festival along the shores of Lake Geneva. The festival is June 29th to July 4th, 2012.
Bikes to Go - For around $7.50 you can pedal around Lake Geneva and other areas for a 24 hour rental.
3) This is the year of actress Audrey Hepburn, long time resident who lived in the lakeside village of Morges and is buried nearby - Some museums in Morges are offering free exhibitions through November.
4) Affordable Bed and Breakfast
One of the Lake Geneva Region's best kept secrets is affordable bed and breakfasts with some priced as little as $46 per person, per night.
Farms and vineyards dot the countryside. Weekly markets are in Lausanne, Morges, Nylon, Moudon, and Vevey. Purchase produce, local cheese, meat, regional wines, and crafts.
6) Open Cellars for Wine Tasting
Wine producers open their cellars on weekends for tastings in the Lake Geneva region.
7) Mountain Biking and Hiking
Some of the best biking and hiking trails in Europe from novice to expert.
8) Soaking Up Switzerland
Lavey-les-Bains has long been attracting people to its hot waters. The thermal baths are 156 degrees, the hottest baths in the country.
9) Hotels for Hipsters
LHotel, a 26-room hotel is housed in a historic building that recently opened in the trendy Flon area of Lausanne. The new Hotel Lavaux opens in July in the wine village of Cully.
10) Sleeping on Straw
The Lake Geneva Region's Agritourism program gives you a chance to sleep on a straw bed on a rural farm. The program runs from May to October.
Photo used under Creative Commons from eGuide Travel
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