Leysin is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in the Aigle district of Switzerland. It is first mentioned around 1231-32 as Leissins, in 1352 as Leisins.
Located in the Bernese Alps, Leysin is a sunny alpine resort village at the eastern end of Lake Geneva in proximity to Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva. In prior years, Leysin was known for its sanatoriums for tuberculosis; today its spectacular Alpine views across the Rhône Valley towards the Dents du Midi invite year-round mountain sports and recreation.
The entire village of Leysin and hamlet of Veyges are designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites