This is the beautiful Lavaux wine region on Lac Leman. It is a World Heritage site.
This area has been continuously occupied since prehistory. Romans may have planted the first vines. Cistercian monks built many of the terraces and stone walls about a thousand years ago.
And this is Riex, a beautiful medieval town in the middle of the Lavaux.
It was a hot day when we visited, and the village was shuttered and very still.
Every where we go in Switzerland, we find cool fountains. As long as there is no sign saying, "Eau non potable," you can drink from the spout,
or make boats out of flowers.
My boy chased, and caught, a lizard.