Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva. Vevey is known for being the final home of comedy legend Charlie Chaplin and is home to the world headquarters of the food giant Nestlé. Today the city boasts some of the most pristine views of the Alps, vineyards, Old Town, better museums, landmarks, and shops, all set in an extraordinarily mild climate, making Vevey one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world.
The best way to have a taste of the culture and the lifestyle of this city is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Vevey, which include catching a glimpse of the iconic Charlie Chaplin Statue, Nestle Headquarters, Villa Le Lac and the Lavaux Golf Club. The city has numerous museums and when in the city, visiting at least one of the museums is a must. The most prominent museums in the city are Alimentarium Food Museum, Swiss Museum of Games, Swiss Museum Of Cameras, Jenisch Arts And Cantonal Stamp Museum and the Musee L'histoire De Vevey. Other top things to do when in Vevey include visiting the Eglise Notre Dame, taking a drive through the Wine road, taking part in a Steamer cruise and relaxing at the palm-tree and flower adorned shore of Lake promenade. The city also hosts various festivals like the Cully Jazz Festival during the month of April or May and the Street Artists’ Festival during the month of August and it is a must to take part in these festivals or at least witness the fun. Vevey is a modern, regional centre which provides you with an unforgettable experience and promises to make your visit a memorable one.
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What to Do in and around Vevey
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Quai Perdonnet, Vevey, Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Charlie Chaplin, performing artist, screenwriter and film maker, and the well known tramp in the film "Advanced Times", lived in the Manoir de Ban in Vevey. At the point when Charlie Chaplin (London, 1889 - Vevey 1977) displayed his film "Spotlight" while on a European visit, he was denied re-entry to the USA - due to McCarthyism.
He chose to settle in Vevey, along with his wife and kids, four of whom were conceived in Switzerland. The family stayed in the Manoir du Ban in Corsier, a chateau in the neoclassical style of 1840, and is situated in an inconceivable 14 hectare park filled with some really old trees. His kids went to the state funded school. At the top of his distinction, Charlie Chaplin featured in "A King in New York" (1957) and "A Countess from Hong Kong" (1967), which he additionally coordinated. A statue by the lake celebrates the 25 years he spent here. It is definitely an amazing place for movie lovers who laughed and cried with Chaplin!
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Quai Perdonnet 25, 1800 Vevey, Switzerland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The first food museum in the world opened up in 1985. The museum is dedicated to the city and food by none other than Nestle which has its headquarters in Vevey. There is a host of activities to do in this museum apart from of course enjoying all that the town has to offer. There is something or the other available to keep everyone amused- adults, children alike. There are “cookers” workshops for children and adults separately and then there is one workshop which allows a child and an adult to do an activity together.
Nestle is a household name for most of the population in the world. A lesser known fact about Nestle is, it was founded in 1905 in Vevey, Switzerland. The town is still known the maximum for housing the headquarters of one of the biggest food brand names in the world. On weekends, the company puts out a lot of its products for display for the visitors to see. If you are in Vevey, why not grab the chance to go and see the place where Nestle cooks up some of the greatest food products of our times.
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Musee Suisse du Jeu, Au Chateau Case postale 9, 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz
11:00 am - 05:30 pm
With a lovely hall and chateau downstairs, this place has a variety of games to offers on the top floor. You can literally spend days here. You can not only learn about every other game but also play the games. This museum keeps you and your kids entertained.
It has games from pre historic times, the most initial source of entertainment to what they have evolved into now. There are categories of games like religion, money- so on and so forth. One of the most fascinating things about this museum is the games it has based on world war 1- it gives you an insight into the attitudes adopted by different countries.
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21 route de Lavaux, Vevey 1802, Switzerland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Gem of ingenuity and functionalism, the Villa "Le Lac" is an architectural masterpiece. Developed by Le Corbusier in the 1920s is famous for its “white villas ". Veritable laboratory of modern ideas, the Villa "Le Lac" is among the most personal and most inventive achievements of the architect.
A small house (Petite Maison Corseaux), bound to be the home of the parents of Le Corbusier, was based between 1923-24 on the arrangements of Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret. The building outline and the arrangements had been created before picking the ground; Le Corbusier was given the errand of discovering a considerable measure and discovered the ideal spot.
This is the first illustration of the current structural engineering of Le Corbusier in Switzerland. Villa Le Lac can be seen today as a genuine illustration of cutting edge building design that would emerge soon after Le Corbusier.
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Grande Place 99, 1800 Vevey, Switzerland
11:00 am - 05:30 pm
An extraordinary specialty museum that displays the historical backdrop of the advancement of photography from the most initial days to the present day digitized working. Here you will find heavenly displays and intriguing coverage of the numerous assorted aspects of camera as a tool of art.
Make sure to allot a considerable duration to visit this historical center, and request a free sound aide on landing. These are exceptionally detailed and exhausting (an in-depth story for each display). You will basically find everything from a camera obscura (remember your physics experiments in school?) to the modern day digital cameras.
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Mont Pelerin, Vevey, Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located on the Mont Pelerin (1080 meters altitude), telecommunications tower Plein Ciel is one of the tallest towers in Europe. It measures 123 meters high. You can take the elevator ride too which is 5 CHF. To climb to the tower, start a walk of around 3 kilometers for vertical drop of 300 meters. Along the way, take time to admire the panoramic view of the Lavaux vineyards, and the town of Vevey.
The tower is open from Easter to October and you can also choose to go up by lift. The climb although by lift is charged for and it’s always better to go climbing yourself.
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Avenue de la gare 2, Vevey 1800, Switzerland
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Second Vaud Canton Art Museum, the Musée Jenisch Vevey gathered throughout its significant history collections of works on paper - prints and drawings from all periods - which constitute more than 95 percent of its funds. These are as follows: Drawings (7000), prints (30,000) and paintings (1000).
In 1968, an important René Legacy Cérenville enriched the heritage of more than 150 ancient drawings, including several rare sheets of famous Italian artists of the Renaissance. Twenty years later, the Cantonal Engraving Office stood at Vevey, at the height of the Foundation William Cuendet & Atelier Saint-Prex, Professor Decker printed the Funds and collections of the State of Vaud (constituted by the Musée de l'Elysée). Soon joined by City prints collections of Vevey, the Alexis Forel Museum Association, the Foundation Pierre Aubert and Planque Foundation, he collected more than 30,000 pieces. Some years before, the Oskar Kokoschka Foundation filed its funds in Vevey, including nearly 1,200 prints and several hundred drawings by the Austrian artists. In 2007, a collector in Vevey left a set of 400 drawings of the eighteenth century French and Italian. Finally, in 2014, Mr Rudolf Schindler gave 632 drawings by Ferdinand Hodler at the museum. One of the best things about this museum is that it is fully accessible for disabled people and strollers. A ramp is located at the rear of the building, street side of the Commons.
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Lavaux Golf Club, Vevey, Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Ideally located between Lausanne and Montreux, a range of drive of Lake Geneva and the Lavaux vineyards , Lavaux Golf club has a very attractive environment .
It is spread perfectly over a site full of greenery from where you can admire not only the Alps or the Diablerets chain, but also beautiful local farms .It offers you the kind of view you come across on “ Made in Switzerland" postcards in a nutshell ! Apart from the visual beauty, it also provides you an opportunity to keep yourself entertained and your kids busy. There is a section for juniors to play at the club and there is of course a magnificent course for you to explore.
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12, rue des Communaux, Vevey 1800,Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Church of St. Vervara is an orthodox church situated in Vevey. It is one of the highlights of the town and is a must visit. It is a Russian orthodox church situated outside of the country and most of the communication done here is in authentic Russian. Even so, the peace one experiences after visiting this church is inexplicable. One should experience for themselves the beauty of this place. To know more about the church, refer to their official website where you would get more information about the initiatives they have undertaken. You can also get to know about the ways to donate to the needy through the church.
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Eglise Notre Dame, Vevey, Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Vevey has a church or a museum on every other street. In a way that is what makes the city more vibrant and yet so connected to its culture and history. Eglise Notre Dame is a treat not only for people close to the religion or who would like to see every church in the world, but also for art lovers. The church possesses some of the most beautiful paintings done on stain glass. Looking at these paintings for a moment, take you back to the time they were painted in. If you are someone who loves art and in general likes to explore new things, Eglise Notre Dame is definitely a place you should plan to visit while in Vevey.
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Musee historique de Vevey,Le Chateau 2, rue du Château CH-1800 Vevey
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
All the websites and books dedicated to history put together also cannot do justice to the rich history of Vevey the way this Museum single handedly does. If you are someone who loves to explore new culture and learn about them right from the scratch, this definitely is the best place for you in Vevey. There are audio aides available inside the museum which you should ask for. They help add to your knowledge. You get to know about every display in more intricate detail. It is the oldest museum in Vevey and is a part of their cultural heritage.