Articles Tagged ‘Montreux’

Charlie Chaplin’s Photographic Archive: Family Donation to Musée L’Elysée

Charlie Chaplin’s Photographic Archive: Family Donation to Musée L’Elysée February 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Born in England in 1889, Charles Spencer Chaplin is best known for his comical acting as well as his film directing during the era of silent movies. The Tramp was one of everyone’s favorite Chaplin characters. But his career did not end with the arrival of talking films. He co-founded United Artists...

LOVE STORY: Valentine’s Day Dining Swiss-Style

LOVE STORY: Valentine’s Day Dining Swiss-Style February 4, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Where you select to dine with your beloved on Valentine’s Day in Lausanne depends on the stage of your relationship (and pocket book). Let’s follow the beginnings of a young romance and their dining habits which correspond to the Valentine’s Day options that you may consider when visiting this...

Swiss Holiday Souvenirs and Gifts That Everyone Will Actually Love!

Swiss Holiday Souvenirs and Gifts That Everyone Will Actually Love! November 22, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Want to take home great memories and gifts for your loved ones after your very Happy Holidays in the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland? I know that you’ve seen those over-priced cheap looking little cow bells possibly made in other parts of the world that neither you nor anyone else would ever look...

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,...

It’s the “Désalpes” in Switzerland: the cows are coming home from the Swiss Alps!

It’s the “Désalpes” in Switzerland: the cows are coming home from the Swiss Alps! September 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you missed the traditional festivities of the cows ascending the Swiss Alps for summer pastures in June, perhaps you can watch them come back down for the winter now for the next couple weeks. DESALPES literally means to de-Alp or “leave the Alps” or “from the Alps”. The cows (adorned with...

Bargaining in Switzerland: Are you kidding?

Bargaining in Switzerland: Are you kidding? September 9, 2010 | What's New | Read More
I have to admit that although living in gorgeous, well-organized, incredibly hygienic and most civilized Switzerland is an idyllic lifestyle, I do miss some of the shopping customs in other countries that I’ve been to. And that includes bargaining with the locals. My first lessons in haggling were...

Top 5 Swiss Secret Places to Visit in the Lake Geneva Region

Top 5 Swiss Secret Places to Visit in the Lake Geneva Region August 2, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Charlie Chaplin in The Tramp 1915: image public domain and courtesy of Fred J, wikimedia commons Corsier Start your visit with the Communal Cemetery of Corsier Village which is located up the hill near Vevey (home of Nestle International and Nestle Swiss Headquarters) which is easy to reach by Swiss...

An Event to Celebrate Wherever You Are: The Swiss National Day August 1

An Event to Celebrate Wherever You Are: The Swiss National Day August 1 July 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Geneva displays Swiss pride: image courtesy of malias, flickr Happy Birthday Switzerland and to all the 100’000s of Swiss who live all around the world! Solid red square flags with a white cross will be flying everywhere on Sunday. Every public and private building as well as homes and chalets...

Where to View Swiss Alpine Sunsets on Lake Geneva

Where to View Swiss Alpine Sunsets on Lake Geneva June 25, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Where to view Swiss Alpine Sunsets on Lake of Geneva [Images courtesy of Sonja Holverson] There is universal awe for all living creatures when experiencing a glorious sunset in every part of the world. A primal connection seems to be made at that moment linking us into something bigger than we are as...