Western switzerland

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t The enchanting Château de Chillon, nestled on the lakeside

Experience Western switzerland

Bordered by France, French-speaking western Switzerland is known as Suisse Romande, or Romandie. The region was settled by Gallic Celts, around 450 BC, and annexed by the Christianized Burgundians in the 5th century AD. The Burgudians’ language, customs and architecture were swiftly adoped throughout the region, and the French-Swiss cultural identity remains strong to this day. Although western Switzerland was taken ...

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