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Top Choice Chateau in Montreux

Château de Chillon

From the Montreux waterfront, fairy-tale Chemin Fleuri (Flower Path) – a silky smooth promenade framed by flowerbeds positively tropical in colour and vivacity – snakes dreamily along the lake for 4km to the magnifi…
Top Choice Museum in Vevey

Chaplin's World

Opened in 2016, this engaging museum celebrates the life and work of iconic London-born film star Charlie Chaplin. Split between the neoclassical Manoir de Ban - the Corsier-sur-Vevey mansion where Chaplin spent his…
Top Choice Museum in Lausanne

Musée Olympique

Musée Olympique is easily Lausanne’s most lavish museum and an essential stop for sports buffs (and kids). Thoroughly revamped in 2014, the state-of-the-art installations recount the Olympic story from its inception…
Top Choice Cathedral in Lausanne

Cathédrale de Notre Dame

Lausanne’s Gothic cathedral, Switzerland’s finest, stands proudly at the heart of the Old Town. Raised in the 12th and 13th centuries on the site of earlier, humbler churches, it lacks the lightness of French Gothic…
Top Choice Historic Site in Montreux

Queen Studio Experience

Queen recorded seven albums in this lovingly preserved studio (they also owned the joint from 1979 to 1993), and a visit here will give you a strong sense of their oeuvre and relationship with the town. Charming par…
Top Choice Burgers in Lausanne

Holy Cow

A Lausanne success story, with branches in Geneva, Zürich and France, burgers (beef, chicken or veggie) feature local ingredients, creative toppings and witty names. Grab an artisanal beer, sit at a shared wooden ta…
Top Choice Pub in Lausanne

Great Escape

Everyone knows the Great Escape, a busy student pub with pub grub (great burgers) and an enviable terrace with a view over Place de la Riponne. From the aforementioned square, walk up staircase Escaliers de l’Univer…
Top Choice Museum in Vevey

Alimentarium

Nestlé’s headquarters have been in Vevey since 1814, hence its presence in the form of this museum dedicated to nutrition and all things edible, past and present. Boring it is not. Its displays are clearly meant to …
Top Choice Swiss in Vevey

Denis Martin

Charismatic and engaging, chef Denis Martin is one of the country’s biggest names in Swiss contemporary cooking and molecular cuisine. His tasting menu – think Michelin-starred – is a thrilling succession of 20-odd …
Top Choice Swiss in Vevey

Café Tivoli

The little town of Châtel-St-Denis, 45km south of Fribourg via the A12, warrants a visit solely for its legendary fondue moitié-moitié (made with Gruyére and Vacherin Fribourgeois) cooked up at this much-loved, fami…