History, ecological tourism and regional food products all in one
The Lausanne tourist bureau is supporting the efforts of three wine estates around Lausanne to provide rooms on a B & B basis, meals, receptions, cocktail parties, and wine tastings. These include the Château de Rochefort, the Abbaye de Mont and the Domaine de Burignon.
Each estate offers different amenities, but all have shops selling local food products.
Rooms go for CHF 50 at the Château de Rochefort, including breakfast.
The Abbaye de Mont has reception rooms, including one that can welcome groups of 8 to 20 people for meals or buffet teas. Cocktail parties for up to one hundred people can be organized in the wine press room or the courtyard. The cellar can hold up to fifty people for catered meals. It is located in Mont-sur-Rolle, between Lausanne and Geneva.
In addition to its spectacular view over Lake Geneva and the Alps, the Domaine de Burignon, located in Lavaux between Vevey and Lausanne, uses local Vaud ingredients to prepare meals, which are served with wines made on the estate. They have a capacity of 8 to 20 for meals, while they can handle up to 40 people for stand-up receptions.
They have two apartments with bathrooms, going for CHF 60 for one person or CHF 100 for two people, including breakfast. The rate is cheaper for children and according to the length of the stay.
This effort is made in the context of encouraging sustainable eco-tourism.
Rooms are fitted out simply, with an emphasis on natural materials. Furniture is made from wood coming from FSC-certified forests, much of it from the Lausanne Forestry, Estates and Vineyard Service.
Related link: Lausanne tourist bureau