UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: What is Essential?
4-6 June 2014 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
UNESCO World Heritage Site – Lavaux, Terraced Vineyards
The sessions on Thursday afternoon will be hosted in the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, followed by a social event in the village of Epesses.
Lavaux is located in the Canton of Vaud, in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland. The Lavaux Vineyards have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme since 2007. The vineyard terraces of 830 hectares cover the vertiginous shores of Lac Leman between Montreux and Lausanne and offer one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world. They comprise 400 kilometers of walls and 10,000 terraces spread over 40 levels. This cultural landscape, worked since the 11th century, constitutes Switzerland’s largest vineyards and encompasses 14 well-preserved villages. The Lavaux Vineyards mainly produce Chasselas wines, which are fruity and dry with subtle aromas.
We hope that you will join us to discover this exceptional and beautiful landscape!