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Vevey, the Swiss Riviera town where Charlie Chaplin lived

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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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).

Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: This World Is Ours)

Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: This World Is Ours)

Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: This World Is Ours)

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.

Market and fair in Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

Market and fair in Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

Market and fair in Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

Market and fair in Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

Market and fair in Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

The waterfront of Vevey is all flowery and with palm trees. The boardwalk stretches for miles and miles to the Chillon Castlealready in Montreux.

Vevey Waterfront, Switzerland (Photo: This World Is Ours)

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.

Vevey Waterfront, Switzerland (Photo via Shutterstock)

Photo via Shutterstock

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.

Vevey Wineries, Switzerland (Photo: This World Is Ours)

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.

Steamboat in Vevey, Switzerland (Photo: This World Is Ours)

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.

Rafael Carvalho

A fan of chicken with okra and a good beer from Minas Gerais, he currently lives in São Paulo. He has a degree in Radio and TV, a postgraduate degree in Journalism and has been working with Digital Content for over 16 years. He has worked for companies such as SBT and Jovem Pan FM. Passionate about travel, he founded Esse Mundo É Nosso and travels around Brazil and the world all year round, always looking for tips to share.

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