A report on Vaud

Logo of the canton of Vaud
Roman column in Nyon
Bailiwicks of Bern in Vaud in the 18th century
Built by the Bishop of Lausanne during the 15th century, Château Saint-Maire has been the seat of the cantonal government since 1803
Vevey, Lake Geneva, and the Swiss Alps
Vallée de Joux, Jura
Montreux and Lake Geneva
The room of the Grand Council of Vaud, the parliament of the canton of Vaud
Districts of canton of Vaud
Lausanne, capital and largest city in Vaud
Lavaux vineyards above Lake Geneva

One of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation.

- Vaud

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The Helvetic Republic, as of the constitution of 12 April 1798, showing the canton of Léman in yellow, leftmost, to the north and west of Lake Geneva

Canton of Léman

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The Helvetic Republic, as of the constitution of 12 April 1798, showing the canton of Léman in yellow, leftmost, to the north and west of Lake Geneva
Frédéric-César de La Harpe
Louis Reymond, who took over the leadership of the Bourla-Papey, by Benjamin Bolomey, 1798
"Répub. helvétique Canton Léman", seal of the district courthouse of Lausanne

Léman was the name of a canton of the Helvetic Republic from 1798 to 1803, corresponding to the territory of modern Vaud.

Hautecombe Abbey, where many of the dukes are buried.

House of Savoy

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Royal dynasty that was established in 1003 in the historical Savoy region.

Royal dynasty that was established in 1003 in the historical Savoy region.

Hautecombe Abbey, where many of the dukes are buried.
A map of Italy in 1494.
A map of Italy in 1796.
A map of Italy in 1843.
A map of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

They once had claims on the modern canton of Vaud, where they occupied the Château of Chillon in Switzerland, but their access to it was cut by Geneva during the Protestant Reformation, after which it was conquered by Bern.

Canton of Neuchâtel

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French-speaking canton in western Switzerland.

French-speaking canton in western Switzerland.

Le Locle, 1907
View of Lake Neuchâtel from the northern shore, port of Vaumarcus
Neuchâtel Castle, now seat of the cantonal government
Districts of Canton Neuchâtel
La Chaux-de-Fonds, most populous city in the canton

Lake Neuchâtel lies southeast of the canton, while the canton of Vaud is southwest of the canton of Neuchâtel.

Portrait by Pajou, November 1803

Frédéric-César de La Harpe

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Portrait by Pajou, November 1803
Portrait by Pajou, November 1803
La Harpe's "Essai sur la Constitution du Pays de Vaud"
A map of the Helvetic Republic, of which La Harpe was a founder and leader, specifically in the Canton of Léman.

Frédéric-César de La Harpe (6 April 1754 – 30 March 1838) was a Swiss political leader, writer and journalist, best known for his pivotal role in the independence of the canton of Vaud from Bern and in the formation of the Helvetic Republic, in which he served as a member of its Directory.

Roman amphitheater in Avenches.

Avenches

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Roman amphitheater in Avenches.
Roman theatre in Avenches.
Ernest Failloubaz flight of 7 October 1910
Avenches town and surrounding fields
Aerial view from 200 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
Town hall of Avenches
Post and Monument to Henri Guisan.
Houses along the old city wall
Aventicum
Avenches Castle
L’évêque Tower with Amphitheatre and Roman Museum
Temple à Donatyre
Cure
Reformed Church
Riding fields at the Haras fédéral
Stables at the Haras fédéral
Theater

Avenches is a Swiss municipality in the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Broye-Vully.

Portrait of Viret in Theodore Beza's Icones (1580)

Pierre Viret

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Swiss Reformed theologian, evangelist and Protestant reformer.

Swiss Reformed theologian, evangelist and Protestant reformer.

Portrait of Viret in Theodore Beza's Icones (1580)
Bas relief of Pierre Viret.

Pierre Viret was born in 1509 or 1510 in Orbe, then in the Barony of Vaud, now in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.

The statue of Major Davel in front of the Château Saint-Maire in Lausanne

Abraham Davel

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The statue of Major Davel in front of the Château Saint-Maire in Lausanne
The statue of Major Davel in front of the Château Saint-Maire in Lausanne
The arrest of Major Davel, by François Bonnet
The execution of Davel by Charles Gleyre

Jean Daniel Abraham Davel (20 October 1670 - 24 April 1723), known as Major Davel, was a Swiss soldier and patriot of Vaud.

Construction of the Untertorbrücke (Lower Gate Bridge) in Bern, Tschachtlanchronik, late 15th century

Bern

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De facto capital of Switzerland, referred to as the "federal city" .

De facto capital of Switzerland, referred to as the "federal city" .

Construction of the Untertorbrücke (Lower Gate Bridge) in Bern, Tschachtlanchronik, late 15th century
Bern in 1638
The Old City of Bern with the Minster and its platform above the lower Matte quarter and the Aare
The Aare flows in a wide loop around the Old City of Bern.
View of Bern from the ISS. The Old City is in the lower right-hand side.
Aerial view by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
Erlacherhof
Rathaus
Apartment blocks at Bern-Bethlehem
Houses in the Old City of Bern
The central building of the Federal Palace of Switzerland
The Ogre of the Kindlifresserbrunnen has a sack of children waiting to be devoured.
The Zytglogge clock tower and the city's medieval covered shopping promenades (Lauben)
Zentrum Paul Klee
Stadttheater
Gurtenfestival, 2003
Stade de Suisse Wankdorf
Main building of the University of Bern
Tram station on the Bahnhofplatz, with the Heiliggeistkirche in the background
J J Grynaeus
Statue of Adrian von Bubenberg
Anna Feodorovna, early 1800s
Albrecht von Haller, 1736
Albert Einstein, 1921
Johann Rudolf Wyss
Daniel Albert Wyttenbach
Lukas Hartmann, 1985
Niklaus Manuel, 1530
Mani Matter, 1970
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, 2012
Otto Hess, c.1906
Jenni Oehrli, 2013
Tram on the Kirchenfeldbrücke, with the Bern Minster and Casino Bern in the background

Bern invaded and conquered Aargau in 1415 and Vaud in 1536, as well as other smaller territories, thereby becoming the largest city-state north of the Alps; by the 18th century, it comprised most of what is today the canton of Bern and the canton of Vaud.

Saane/Sarine

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Major river of Switzerland.

Major river of Switzerland.

Downstream of Saanen, at 982 m, it enters the Canton of Vaud, passing Rougemont, Château-d'Œx and Rossinière, forming the Lac du Vernex at 859 m.At 833, it traverses the Creux de l'Enfer and enters the Canton of Fribourg, forming Lac de Montbovon at 777 m.From this point, it more or less follows the linguistic boundary between French- and German-speaking Switzerland across the bilingual canton of Fribourg (and is often identified as the geographic representation of the Röstigraben division of Switzerland).

View of Renens at sunset

Renens

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View of Renens at sunset
Row of houses in Renens
View of an apartment block in Renens
ECAL building in Renens
UBS building in Renens
A Swiss Reformed church in Renens

Renens is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.