Lavaux vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, is the jewel of Montreux Riviera. Its terraced vines, dating from the 12th century, make up some of the loveliest countryside in Switzerland. Its wine-growing villages offer outstanding hospitality, especially in the vintners’ cellars.
The majestic panorama at Rochers-de-Naye, the peaceful Grangettes nature reserve and the fields of blooming narcissus in May number among Montreux Riviera’s many natural attractions.
Celebrities have always been captivated by this region’s beauty. Stars flock to the Montreux Jazz Festival, whereas Chaplin preferred the tranquility of his manor house, now converted into a museum (opens in 2016).
The region’s history comes to life inside the walls of Chillon Castle, where the secrets of an eventful mediaeval past are revealed; visitors can also relive the more recent Belle Epoque era on board a CGN (Lake Geneva General Navigation Company) steamer or at one of the luxurious hotels in Montreux or Vevey.To read more about the city of Montreux and the region click here. Source montreuxriviera.com.
Lausanne old town with cathedral – the impressive cathedral is surrounded by beautiful, car-free roads. Since 1405 a watch in the clock tower makes sure there is no fire and shouts out the hours from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m
Olympic Museum – provides an overview of the history of the Olympic games, from the first 1896 summer games in Athens through to the present day.
Lake Geneva cruise – paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels highlight the attractions of the Lake Geneva region as seen from the water.
Musee de l’Art brut – a unique, worldwide collection of works of art created by outsiders in psychiatric clinics and prisons.
Fondation de l’Hermitage – the foundation presents changing art exhibitions of the highest calibre in a magnificent setting dating from the 19th century.
Train des vignes – leisurely train journey onboard the «Train of Vines» from Vevey to Chexbres through the winegrowing region of the Lavaux, high above Lake Geneva.To read more about the city of Lausanne and the region click here. Source myswitzerland.com.
Jet d’eau – visible from afar, the 140-metre-high water jet is the ‘landmark’ of Geneva.
St. Pierre Cathedral – the north tower of the three-naved basilica in the old town of Geneva offers up an unique vista over the city and lake.
Palace of the United Nations – on passing through the paled gate of the Palace of the UNO, visitors enter international territory.
International Museum of the Red Cross – the birthplace of the International Red Cross houses the only museum dedicated to the history and work of this organisation.
Cruises on Lake Geneva – from the cruise boats, visitors can marvel at the unique scenery of castles and magnificent residences set against wonderful landscape and mountain panoramas.
Mont-Salève – close to the city, the Salève offers delightful walks for hikers and affords breathtaking landscapes.
Carouge and its bohemian atmosphere – Italian Royal City near Geneva.
The birthplace of fine watchmaking – from the Flower Clock to the watchmakers’ shops.
Geneva à la carte – the “Geneva Amazing Experiences”, the 11 maps focus on different aspects of the city and all carry full descriptions in English.To read more about the city of Geneva and the region click here. Source myswitzerland.com.
Fribourg Old Town – gothic facades, pretty fountains, cosy cafés and inns, full of the charm of bygone days.
Espace Jean Tinguely et Niki de Saint Phalle – this museum is dedicated to the sculptor Jean Tinguely and his wife, the artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
St. Nicolas Cathedral – started according to German construction plans and finished to meet French wishes, with magnificent stained glass windows.
Funicular of Fribourg – the line was opened in 1899 and links the town centre to the Basse-Ville (the lower area of the town).
Gruyères/Greyerz – not far from Fribourg is the village of Gruyères /Greyerz, where you can see the famous cheese of the same name being produced in a show cheesery.
Murten – this little medieval town on the south-east bank of Lake Murten has a complete town wall and a pleasant promenade beside the lake, where there is a wide range of water sports available.To read more about the city of Fribourg and the region click here. Source myswitzerland.com.