Vevey tourist information & hotel reservations.
We warmly welcome you to visit Vevey and wish you a wonderful vacation.
Vevey is situated 18 kilometers east of Lausanne and 6 kilometers northwest of Montreux. The resort is popular with the Nestle chocolate and many British tourists prefer staying there. Vevey is located at the foot of Mount Pelerin, which you can climb by a funicular. There has been a town in that place since Roman times and it lies at the mouth of the Veveyse River, among the Lavaux vineyards. In the Middle Ages it was an important trading stop between Italy and France. Later aristocrats from England and Russia loved spending their winters in the resort. Some of the famous people who preferred the resort above others are Edmund Ludlow, Gustave Courbet, Ignace Paderewski, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Victor Hugo and Dostoyevsky.
Vevey is a very tranquil place, great for walking, especially in the Old Town. There are also many great restaurants, bars and shops. From the tourist office you can get a brochure called On the Trail of Hemingway, which will guide you through many places you should not miss visiting.
Vevey Tourist Attractions, Activities and Holidays
You can visit the Grand Place which is a huge market square as well as a large parking lot with a view of Lac Leman. The markets still keeps traditions from the 19th century and while walking along the quay you will also get amazing views of the Savoy Alps.
You can taste the local life in Café de La Clef, 1, rue du Théâtre – visited by Jean Jacques Rousseau. The café is a landmark for the resort and in it you can relax with a drink and watch the market place in front. The atmosphere in the café is somehow old-fashioned, but cozy. For lunch you can get Swiss specialties like perch or a fondue during the winter.
Another place of interest is the Church of St. Martin, located on boulevard St. Martin. It dates from the 10th century and has a belvedere with a view of Vevey. It also has a rectangular tower with 4 turrets from where you can get some good views of the landscape around. In the church which is always open, there is a collection of excavations you might want to see.
There is also a statue in honour of the most famous resident of the area Charlie Chaplin. It was designed by John Doubleday and is located on square Chaplin, quay Perdonnet. Chaplin lived in the village of Corsier, near Vevey during his last 20 years and his statue represents him with baggy pants, looking at Lake Geneva and the Alps as he did when he was alive. Corsier is a small village from the 2nd century and you can visit it easily by bus. Its church is supposedly found by the Abbey of St. Maurice and in it you can see some beautiful paintings from the 15th century. There is a park dedicated to Chaplin. You cannot visit the house he lived in but his grave is near the village in the Cimetière de Corsier.
Vevey is located on the train connection between Lausanne and northern Italy through the Simplon Tunnel. There are frequent trains to and from Lausanne and the trip takes about 15 minutes.
By car from Lausanne you should follow N9 in south direction and from Montreux – N9 in northwest direction.
From May till October there are steamers along Lake Geneva which pass through Lausanne, Vevey, Geneva and some other cities. From Geneva to Vevey you will get in 5 hours and from Lausanne – in 1 hour. You can get more information from the Compagnie Générale de Navigation.
The Vevey Tourist Office, located at 29, Grand-Place is available every day from June to September and without Sunday the rest of the year.
For flights, trains and car-rental reservations as well as for buses, coaches and taxi ski transfers refer to the general Switzerland Transportation page!