Welcome to the Lake Murten and Estavayer-le-Lac region! From the old town of Murten to the beautiful beaches of Estavayer-le-Lac, and the historic city of Avenches, discover this must-see destination and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

Summer festivals
Concerts, Music, Murten


Concerts, Music, Murten

The Murten Classics summer festival presents a repertoire of classical concerts in the picturesque town of Murten.

Celebration and Festival, Haras National Suisse

Avenches Tattoo is the One-and-Only Military Tattoo in French Speaking Switzerland!

Concerts, Music, Vallamand-Dessous

Rock The Lakes: Open Air Festival on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel

Festivity, Festival, Estavayer-le-Lac

The Estivale Open Air is one of Switzerland's most beautiful lakeside festivals.

Festivity, Festival, Cheyres

Relaxing on the beach with a host of free gigs, concerts and good food? That's what the Festi’Cheyres promises every summer on Cheyres beach.

Festivity, Festival, Payerne

The Red Pigs Festival – or the art of extending the Festival of Music with a choice of artists as bold as they are punchy.

History & heritage

Public guided tour

Discover the region of Lake Murten and Estavayer-le-Lac with public guided tours. Explore the historical, cultural, and natural treasures of this area.

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Fun & Adventure

Embark on an adventure where nature and the spirit of adventure meet. While exploring the vegetables of the Seeland, you will answer quiz questions: An experience that is both educational and entertaining for young and old!

From CHF 37.- Food & Drinks, Murten

Embark on a gourmet cruise on Lake Murten on board a boat of the shipping company. On the menu: Neuchâtel traditional sausage or perch fillets and beautiful scenery!

From CHF 55.- Food & Drinks, Morat

Book your tickets for a gourmet tour around Lake Murten! From the medieval city of Murten to the vineyards of Vully, you will taste delicious local culinary specialties.

From CHF 25.- Sport & Leisure, Morat

There’s fun for the whole family on the veggies detective trail in the Seeland! Help the vegetable growers to find their stolen seedlings!

Book your tickets for the Organic Gourmet Tour in Murten! More than 10 stands to discover the best of sustainable agriculture and local food and wine specialties.

From CHF 70.- Food & Drinks, Morat

Culinary walk through the Vully wineyards.

From CHF 35.- Sport & Leisure, Estavayer-le-Lac

Discover the Grande Cariçaie by bike: start from Estavayer-le-Lac, explore the wildlife, flora, and the Lake Village with a biologist.

From CHF 25.- Sport & Leisure, Estavayer-le-Lac

Explore the Grande Cariçaie and the Lake Village of Gletterens. On foot, discover nature with a biologist, then dive into prehistory.


Summer must-sees

Papiliorama, Circuit Secret or open-air ice skating rink? Discover our ideas for family activities and share unforgettable moments in the Murten and Avenches region this winter.

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Discover our beaches
Natural sites, Estavayer-le-Lac

Thanks to its nautical centre, visitors have a wide choice of activities to try on and in the water at La Nouvelle Plage. The star of all is the unique ski cable.

Water activity, Gletterens

It is almost like at the sea: fine white sand, turquoise waters and a light breeze. The blue and white cabins give a little Nordic air to the beach of Gletterens.

Various sports, Portalban

On the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, the beach of Portalban offers an ideal location for a holiday including sports, gastronomy and summer relaxation.

Various sports, Estavayer-le-Lac

Also called "the old" beach, the “Lacustres” beach is appreciated by the natives for its calm and its access to water by the landing stage.

Various sports, Chevroux

Small and charming, the beach of Chevroux is ideal for swimming or relaxing. Visitors can choose between the sand or the jetty to immerse themselves in the calm waters of Lake Neuchâtel.

Natural sites, Font

Located in the heart of the Grande Cariçaie nature reserve, Plage de Font has a wild, natural feel to it. Nestled between Estavayer-le-Lac and Cheyres, it offers a raw, unfamiliar setting that’s blessed with tranquillity and a gentle way of life. A picnic table and wildlife observatory are just a few steps away.

Water activity, Salavaux

Salavaux beach is the longest natural sandy beach in Europe (fresh water). It offers relaxation and freshness, from sunrise to sunset.

Natural sites, Morat

Opened lido next to the harbour from Avenches and another by the confluence Chandon brook.

Infrastructure, Avenches

Avenches’ sandy beach is located on the edge of the campsite and is the ideal place for a relaxing day on the shores of Lake Murten.

Natural sites, Faoug

Changing rooms, toilets, a big sports field and a playground - you can use all of that.

Hiking, cycling and canoeing

Summer Activities in Nature

Discover summer activities in the Lake Murten and Estavayer-le-Lac region, close to nature.

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Most beautiful terraces
La Pinte du Vieux Manoir

Restaurant Castle from Salavaux

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Our tourist information centre teams will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you prepare your stay.

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