journey through the years...
Halfway between a spectacular lake and majestic mountains, Le Baron Tavernier is nestled in the heart of an astounding natural environment. Land of traditions, rich in a prestigious heritage, the Lavaux district in French-speaking Switzerland is one of the treasures on the UNESCO world heritage list of jealously protected sites.
Baron Tavernier (1605-1689) was without a doubt one of the greatest explorers of the 17th century. A pioneering adventurer and reporter, this cloth and diamond merchant meticulously recorded his journeys in the Middle East and Asia in several well-known works.
His keen mind, his burning curiosity and his insatiable thirst for discovery earned Tavernier invitations to be the privileged guest of the most prestigious sovereigns of his era, such as the Great Mughal.
After his long voyages, he settled at the Castle of Aubonne (Vaud), where he acquired the title of baron.
A permanent exhibition in the hotel displays several objects linked to the illustrious traveller: facsimiles of the large diamonds that he brought from India to King Louis XIV of France – among them the famous “Hope diamond” – one of his books, stained-glass windows, engravings, etc.
Today, his story is perpetuated in the hotel rooms, decorated with the treasures and mysteries brought back by this illustrious and gallant individual.
More than a hotel, Le Baron Tavernier is an experience, a singular journey that transforms the stay of each guest into an unforgettable story.
Far from stress, close to everything
Situated very close to road and rail connections, Le Baron Tavernier is a peaceful haven in beautiful green setting. At the same time near the cultural attractions and nightlife offered by a city like Lausanne and far from stress and crowds, the hotel enjoys an ideal location with easy access to major roads.
Access by public transportation is also easy, the Swiss National Railways station and local bus stops are just a few minutes away on foot.
Distances by car
- 3 minutes: motorway exit
- 5 minutes: shores of Lake Geneva
- 8 minutes: Vevey
- 15 minutes: Montreux
- 20 minutes: Lausanne
- 45 minutes: Geneva
- 60 minutes: Bern