Articles Tagged ‘French’

Up, Up and Away. Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?

Up, Up and Away. Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon? January 23, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Just to get you in the mood for an amazing event that is taking place right now in the Swiss Alps, sing along with the 5th Dimension (OK this is really retro) and then I’ll tell you where to find the serious balloonists (up to 100). The place to be during this brisk (25°-26 ° F) but sunny weekend...

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva November 12, 2010 | Food, Hotels | Read More
Elegant Fine Dining: image courtesy of chezchibrac.ch Hidden in a lovely forest of calm and tranquility on the top of Mont Pelerin accessible by funicular from Vevey (near Montreux) on Lake Geneva looking down over the region’s vineyards, the Chibrac family hostellerie warmly welcomes you to their...

The Swiss Food Museum, oh, I mean the Alimentarium, turns 25 this year. Free entry for all!

The Swiss Food Museum, oh, I mean the Alimentarium,  turns 25 this year. Free entry for all! October 30, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Officially known as the Alimentarium – “Musée de l’alimentation”, most of us English speaking locals call this the “food museum”.  You can look (even take photographs), but you can’t taste! This unique concept (which just happens to be down the road from Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland,...

What is The Swiss Spoon? Made of Chocolate, Of Course!

What is The Swiss Spoon? Made of Chocolate, Of Course! September 30, 2010 | Food | Read More
Yes, it’s called The Swiss Swoon (“La Cuillère Suisse”) and consists of a wooden stick topped with a chocolate lollypop of 30 grams of handmade Swiss chocolate made from beans of organic origin. This brings the term “spoon fed” to a new level. So, is that it? Oh, no. There’s much more. You...

Countdown to Bastille Day July 14!

Countdown to Bastille Day July 14! July 13, 2010 | Events | Read More
Take your places, it’s almost time for the celebration of the end of the French Revolution with huge firework displays which will take place everywhere around Lake Geneva on Wednesday, July 14.  Since the border of France and Switzerland runs right down the middle of the lake, you can be sure there...