The Lavaux attractions

Top Choice Museum in Vevey

Chaplin's World

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 last quarter ce…
Top Choice Museum in Vevey


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 Historic Site in Vevey

Villa Le Lac

Declared a World Heritage Site in 2016, Villa Le Lac, built by world-renowned Swiss architect Le Corbusier between 1923 and 1924, is a must for architecture buffs. The little white lakefront house, with its function…
Mountain in Vevey

Mont Pélerin

Ride the GoldenPass funicular from Vevey (Sfr14, 11 minutes, every 20 minutes) through vineyards to the village of Chardonne, and onwards to the foot of this, the Lavaux’s highest mountain (1080m). View not yet good…
Museum in Vevey

Musée Jenisch

This museum exhibits Swiss art from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as a broad collection of works on paper by international artists. Check out the special section on Oskar Kokoschka, the Viennese expressionist…
Museum in Vevey

Musée Suisse du Jeu

An amusing spot for kids, the Swiss Game Museum has games arranged by theme – educational, strategic, simulation, skill and chance – and there are several you can play, including outdoor ones in the elegant waterfro…
Tower in Cully

La Tour de Gourze

Built in the 12th century as a defence tower, this old stone structure peers out over Lavaux vines, Lake Geneva, the Vaud and the Jura beyond from its hilltop perch at 924m. Hike or take the narrow lane that twists …
Viewpoint in Vevey

Ascenseur Plein Ciel

This glass elevator atop Mont Pélerin whisks you a further 65m higher to a viewing platform from where the panorama of Lavaux, Lake Geneva, the Jura and the Alps is out of this world.
Museum in Vevey

Chemin de Fer – Musée Blonay-Chamby

This fun-for-the-whole-family steam-railway museum 6km east of Vevey has a fabulous permanent collection of locomotives and rolling stock, plus regular opportunities to take a ride.
Museum in Vevey

Musée Suisse de l’Appareil Photographique

Focussing on the instrument rather than the image, this photography museum explores inventors, techniques and equipment and is a must for gear nuts.