Even though Vevey dates back to Roman times, is the inspiration for many artistic masterpieces (read Henry James`s “Daisy Miller”) - it is still known for being the headquarters of Nestle. This humble town in Switzerland has held onto its old school charm in a beautiful way. There is a host of things for a traveler to do in Vevey- right from exploring the fine art at museums to shopping in the weekly market to just getting lost in the old town.
Popular with British visitors from beginning of time, this destination is slowly gaining popularity amongst other travel enthusiasts too. Situated at the foot of Mount Pelerin, this town marks the beginning of Veveyse River and comes in the center of Lavaux Vineyards. Romantic visitors have been attracted to Vevey ever since Rousseau went on to express his views on love in this Lake District. In the olden times, Vevey used to connect Italy to France for trading purpose and today, this city is behind giving the world some of the best products made by Nestle.
Vevey has been frequented by the who`s who of history since the beginning of time. You may not find Victor Hugo or Graham Greene on the streets anymore but even so, walking through the old town is very rewarding. So walk your way through some of the best bars and shops while romancing not only your partner but literally expressing love to every spot in the town.
Essential travel information and Vevey tips for your visit
- The weather is very cold most of the times, so carry winter wear accordingly.
- Old town is mainly for pedestrians, so if you are not physically fit, do not risk it.
- Vevey is very rich in history and has a lot of museums, read up on them before visiting to get a better understanding.
- Remember to take Riviera card from your hotel, for a free bus ride throughout the day.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Vevey