Vevey is a dynamic, artsy town on the north shore of Lake Geneva. It’s as enjoyable to take in the town’s narrow streets and boutiques as it is to stroll along the tree-lined lakefront promenade with its vast view of the imposing Alps.
The main square, Grande-Place, is dominated by a granary, La Grenette, that was built in the early 1800’s in a Neoclassical rustic style. Currently, the granary houses the tourist office.
Vevey has been a popular destination since the Belle Époque period. The luxurious hotels and lavish gardens still evoke that magical age, and Daisy Miller memorializes it. While staying at the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes on her Grand Tour, Daisy broke the rules of propriety by visiting the Château de Chillon unchaperoned. Gasp!
The famous local product is Nestlé. The company was founded here in the 19th century by Frankfurt-born Henri Nestlé. The original product? Baby formula.
Another Vevey fan was Charlie Chaplin, who spent the last years of his life here. Tweet