Morges Book Festival 1-3 September 2017 – World’s Finest Writers

The annual literary festival, Le livre sur les quais, is in Morges this weekend. The festival gathers together an array of French, Swiss and...

The fine-food restaurant at the end of the Swiss universe

How come you live in the middle of nowhere? This is what people often ask me, learning that six years ago I moved to...

‘The most famous woman in Europe’ 200 years ago

Her private life, scandalous at the time for its umber of affairs with younger men, meant that more attention was given to the gossip...

Switzerland’s first driverless bus. A new public transport solution?

The experimental SmartShuttle service is due to continue until the end of October. The utilitarian argument has been to take heavily-laden shoppers and pensioners...

Maybe weird but also wonderful: Valais Festival of New Music

Music from helicopters, a Swiss men's choir swinging back and forth on hydraulic pistons in a church, a political Tibetan pop-rock group -- ForumWallis's...

Valais wines before the disaster: a bumper year on show

All is not lost, however, particularly with regard to last year's harvest. The canton's wine cellars will be open to visitors on 25-27 May,...

Weekend Travels : Valley of the Loue

A preferred hideaway for those seeking to escape the urban bustle, you can be enjoying the Franche-Comté is less than two hours, driving (or...

The Pretty Little Village Across the Lake

To many who forget its name, this pretty little village across the lake may already be familiar. It tends to be the first place...