The inscription of the palafittes (lake dwellings) on the UNESCO World Heritage allows the canton of Vaud to obtain a second recognition after that of Lavaux in 2007.
The UNESCO World Heritage prehistoric Palaeolithic site around the Alps is made up of a selection of the 111 most remarkable lake villages among more than a thousand known sites in six countries on the confines of the Alps: Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia. The series consists of vestiges of prehistoric villages dating from 5000 to 500 B.C. Switzerland, the project bearer, has 54 sites, 24 of which are in the Three-Lakes Region. In the canton of Vaud, the following 10 sites are now part of the world heritage of humanity.