Visit Vevey is an easy program for those who are in the Riviera Montreux (or Switzerland). on the edge of lake leman (called by some Lake Geneva), the city is just 10 minutes by train from Montreux and 15 minutes from Lausanne.
Although it is the world headquarters of the giant Nestlé and housing of Charlie Chaplin in its last 25 years of life, what attracts visitors to Vevey is its charming downtown area and beautiful waterfront with palm trees, monuments, shops and restaurants.
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WHAT TO DO IN VEVEY
The little streets with nice buildings and shops are one of the attractions. The city lived its heyday in Belle Époque, at the end of the 19th century, and this can be seen in architecture. The historic part starts, we can say, at the market and goes to the left (when you are facing the lake).
Every Tuesday and Saturday, the Market Square is taken over by a market that sells flowers, fruits and vegetables, as well as ready-to-eat foods. It’s a delight to walk through these stalls on sunny days.
The waterfront of Vevey is all flowery and with palm trees. The boardwalk stretches for miles and miles to the Chillon Castlealready in Montreux.
Some important monuments are on the shore, such as a statue in honor of Charlie Chaplin and a giant fork stuck in the waters of the lake. The latter marks the location of the Alimentariuma kind of interactive Nestlé museum with information on human nutrition.
The slopes between Lausanne and Montreux, including Vevey, were the famous production region of wines chasselas call of Lavaux. O wine traingives SBBtakes a short trip to Puidoux-Chexbres, starting point for walks through the vineyards. You can also take the train to rival and enjoy another region full of wine producers.
STEAM BOAT TOURS
Old steamboats make several trips across Lake Geneva, including trips to Montreux or Lausanne. At the site you find the information. It is worth remembering that with the Swiss Travel Pass you don’t pay the tickets.
Train from Etoiles connects Vevey to the viewpoint of Les Pléiades, on a mountain at 1,360 meters. Unfortunately the weather closed during my visit and I had to cancel the climb.
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* The journalist traveled at the invitation of Switzerland Tourism and Swiss International Air Lines. All opinions given here are independent and unbiased.
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