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Top Choice Chateau in Montreux

Château de Chillon

From the Montreux waterfront, fairy-tale Chemin Fleuri (Floral 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 Cantonal des Beaux Arts

The Palais de Rumine, where the Treaty of Lausanne was signed in 1923, safeguards the city’s Fine Arts museum, though in 2019, it will be relocating to Plateforme10. Works by Swiss and foreign artists, ranging from …
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 Bridge in Les Diablerets

Peak Walk by Tissot

On clear days the views from this world-first peak-to-peak footbridge are heaven-sent; think legendary Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, plus Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The 107m-long walk, between View Point Peak (2965…
Top Choice Museum in Lausanne

Olympic Museum

Musée Olympique is easily Lausanne’s most lavish museum and an essential stop for sports buffs (and kids). State-of-the-art installations recount the Olympic story from its inception to the present day through video…
Top Choice Swiss in Nyon

Hôtel-Restaurant de la Plage

This low-key lakeside hotel in Gland, 7km northeast of Nyon, gets packed on account of its rendition of Lake Geneva’s ubiquitous filets de perche (perch fillets), pan-fried in a divinely buttery, herbed secret-recip…
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 Bar in Lausanne

Les Arches

Occupying four arches of Lausanne’s magnificent Grand Pont (built between 1839 and 1940) above Place de l’Europe, this is the perfect port of call for that all-essential, after-work drink in the warm evening sun or …
Top Choice Music in Nyon

Paléo Festival

Nyon’s six-day Paléo Festival, now in its fourth decade, is a key date in Europe’s summer festival diary. Switzerland’s biggest outdoor international music extravaganza, it lures rock, pop, jazz and folk-music lover…