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Country Country-Switzerland Switzerland
Canton Vaud (VD) Vaud (VD)
Altitude Altitude 383m
Speaking Languages Speaking-Languages French
Official Website Official-Website https://www.montre...
Near Airport nearest-airport Geneva Airport
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Vevey is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, right in the heart of the Vaud Canton, close to Montreux. The city is surrounded by an impressive Alpine panorama. It has an extraordinarily mild climate, which justifies its name as the “Pearls of the Swiss Riviera.”

Vevey is considered an energy town, which supports fitness by making bicycles available to the residents.

Furthermore, most of the town is for pedestrians. Even today, you will still find many activities taking place in the streets of Vevey, such as the traditional health market, which occurs two days a week.

Vevey hosts numerous visitors every year for its richness, with important historical places. Tourists are offered various things to do in Vevey, starting from the cultural amenities, museums, leisure activities, and amazing scenery, among other renowned places to discover.

The landscape of Vevey is characterised by the picturesque vineyards that run down to the shore of Lake Geneva. The bank of the lake offers a panoramic view, making it certainly a great place for taking a relaxing stroll on the shores.

Those fond of water activities will be pleased to try one of the city's trademarks, the paddlewheel steamers. Nowhere else can you find the sunshine, peace inside the majestic hotels, flowery alleyways, vineyards and palm trees characterising the Belle Époque period at the end of the 19th century.

The Region of Vevey is very famous for its excellent wine. The world-renowned colourful vintage festival “Fête des Vignerons” takes place once every twenty years on the shores of Lake Geneva. The entire region converges upon the town to celebrate this unique event.

One of the other hosted festivals in Vevey is the Cully Jazz Festival, which takes place during the month of April or May.

It’s not surprising that the world-famous comedian actor, screenwriter and producer Charlie Chaplin chose Vevey as a place of residence with his family for his final 25 years. Nowadays, the statue commemorates his art at the lakeside. The legend's home-studio and the park already became a public museum to welcome people, who want to find themselves in the world of the actor, the man and the tramp.

Your trip could turn into a real luxurious vacation to Vevey, as it is brimming with boutique hotels, spas, shopping zone and restaurants.

Travel with AlpExcursion to discover the best Vevey attractions:

  • Charlie Chaplin Statue and Museum.
  • Swiss Camera Museum.
  • Alimentarium Food Museum (Devoted to Vevey and food by Nestle).
  • Nestle Headquarters (Open for visitors at the weekend).
  • Morgan Art Gallery.
  • Big fork.
  • Jenisch Art and Cantonal Stamp Museum.
  • Villa Le Lac Le Corbusier - Art Museum.
  • Église Notre-Dame (the Church of Our Lady).


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