Villa Le Lac

Top choice in Vevey

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 functional rooftop sun deck and ribbon windows, is the perfect overture to the great modern architect's better-known concrete building theme. His mother lived here from 1924 until 1960, followed by his brother until 1973. Visiting exhibitions are hosted each summer.

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3. Mont Pélerin

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4. Alimentarium


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6. Chaplin's World

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7. Musée Suisse du Jeu

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8. Chemin de Fer – Musée Blonay-Chamby

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