"Vevey – "Calm Twin" on Lake Geneva" Top 5 Page for this destination Vevey by Zvrlj

Vevey Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 85 photos

It seems to us that Montreux & Vevey are kind of twin-towns – both look like rising from the water of Lake Geneva, both were settled in Roman times, both of a similar population (one a bit more than 20,000 inhabitants, the other a bit less than that), both, apart, earned the nickname of "Pearl of Swiss Riviera", even if you want to bye a map of one – you'll get the map of both, because the maps are printed on the same sheet.

Vevey, the smaller, is often neglected by visitors in favour of the larger, Montreux, but undeservedly – it is a chic little resort of quiet charm, with much to offer to its visitors.

Vevey's most famous former citizen was Charlie Chaplin, who spent the latter part of his life here, marrying and raising a family in a tiny village just outside the town.

If we had had to pick one of the "twins" – it would have been Vevey.

  • Last visit to Vevey: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated May 11, 2009
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    Those twins on the seahorses are stunning - I would love to have our own twins jumping near them...Could the nymphs represent Montreaux and Vevey?...very nice pages on Vevey! Thanks for sharing, Norman :)

  • Jul 3, 2009 at 3:13 AM

    description very positive can u swim in lake in vevey if u stay? (no car) jk(ireland)

  • Pinat's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Today I'll digest all your tips for Vevey and hope to be there on Wednesday:)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2009 at 7:12 AM

    I haven't been to Vevey yet, but it looks great. I especially like your detailed and authoritative tip on the Musee Jenisch.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    No wonder that you liked this better, it looks very much charming!! These sea horse sculptures are so cute :-)) And the photography museum sounds fantastic, even a camera obscura :-)

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Its a nice picture of Chateau de Chillon. I visited it a few times. It was impressive.

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