6 Reasons to Visit the Lake Geneva Region in Switzerland
As one of the largest lakes in Western Europe, Lake Geneva actually resides in both Switzerland and France. The stunning Lake Geneva region offers visitors both diversity and natural beauty. It’s a popular destination all year long.
The Lake Geneva region of Switzerland encompasses the following cantons of Vaud, Geneva and Valais. A canton is generally described as a small territorial division of a country, or a city and its surrounding community.
Spring is finally here and the weather is warming up in Switzerland. The Lake Geneva region is getting ready for another busy tourism year. There many things to see and do locally. We wanted to share 6 reasons to visit the scenic, Lake Geneva region this year.
1) Moderntimes Hotel
The Moderntimes Hotel is located in Saint-Légier Switzerland – the heart of Swiss Riviera. This luxury hotel can be found near near Chaplin’s World (see below for more details). This contemporary Swiss hotel features 145 sleek rooms. The Moderntimes Hotel is a 4-star design property. Enjoy a wonderful dining experience at Times Grill restaurant or get a good workout at the hotel’s fitness room.
Photo: Charlie Chaplin Museum
2) Chaplin’s World – The Modern Times Museum
Located in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Chaplin’s World opened last year on April 17. Chaplin’s World pays tribute to the amazing and talented Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was both an actor and filmmaker. The museum is located in the museum, where Charlie Chaplin lived between 1957 and 1977 – the year he died. The mansion resides on 34 acres of beautiful gardens and pathways. The terraces provide stunning views of the iconic Swiss Alps and nearby Lake Geneva. The museum is a door into the incredible life of Chaplin. There is 32,000 square feet of exhibition space for a truly interactive experience. A cultural center features a series of exhibits and of course his famous films.
3) Hotel Royal Savoy
This luxury hotel can be found in Lausanne and re-opened after a $100 million expansion and renovation project. Now a five-star luxury property, the Hotel Royal Savoy first opened way back in 1906. Originally named the Art Nouveau hotel, this palatial property was long a favorite place to stay for royals. The expansion project added a new addition to the hotel. Fans of the gorgeous, grand facade will not be disappointed as it still remains. The Hotel Royal Savoy offers guests 196 rooms. The Sky Terrace on the hotel’s rooftop is new. Enjoy panoramic views all across the beautiful city of Lausanne. In addition, you can see the Alps and Lake Geneva. Get pampered in VIP style at the hotel’s luxury spa.
4) An Alpine Night in a “Love Yurt”
For a unique experience for lovers, consider staying in a Mongol yurt. A yurt is the name for round tent that c is portable. It’s typically surrounded by felt fabric or skins to insulate it. This ultimate getaway at Rochers-de-Naye provides tremendous views at an elevation of 6,500 feet. You can see the Alps and Lake Geneva n all their glory. You can reach the “Love Yurt” easily by a short train ride from Montreux. Enjoy a romantic night on the mountain summit. The price for a Friday/Saturday package is only $265 or CHF 260 per couple. In addition to your accommodations, the package price includes a roundtrip train ride, breakfast plus a 375-ml bottle of champagne.
5) Summer Music in Vaud
2016 is the 50th anniversary of the popular Montreux Jazz Festival. This event runs from July 1 to 16. This year’s Montreux Jazz Festival will feature the English band – Muse who won a 2016 Grammy Award. The full list of bands performing will be released on April 14. Every five years, the Federal Music Festival rotates to a different Swiss town. This’s year festival will be in Montreux and runs June 10-12 and 17-19. The 200,000 plus visitors can expect to listen to around 25,000 musicians. They consist of orchestras, brass bands, as well as marching ensembles. Each August, the Roman amphitheater in Avenches comes alive with rock music. The Rock Oz’Arènes festival will run from August 3 to 7. This year will be the popular event’s 25th anniversary. Lastly, Lausanne will once again host the Lausanne Estivale. Held from mid-June to mid-September, the Lausanne Estivale is free. Music fans of all ages can enjoy shows, concerts, and various entertainments. It should be a fun time for all.
6) The Swiss Wine Hotel & Bar
Situated in the heart of Lausanne, the Swiss Wine Hotel & Bar just opened for business. This trendy, Swiss hotel is rated three-stars and is decorated with decor utilizing the Swiss wine region of Lavaux. Lavaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site next to Lausanne. The Swiss Wine Hotel & Bar offers 62 rooms for its guests. You can enjoy nice views of the Lausanne Cathedral and the city’s old town. In the morning, start your day right with breakfast served right in your room. Now that’s a VIP experience! Relax in the evening and sip some of the local Swiss wines at the hotel’s wine bar.
There is so much to see and do in the Lake Geneva region. It’s a destination to be explored at your leisure. There is lots of history and you can soak in the rich culture this area offers. From wine tasting at the Lavaux vineyards to sweeping view of the Alps and Lake Geneva, be sure to visit this region of western Switzerland.,
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Photo: My Switzerland Swiss Cities / Stephan Engler