Articles Tagged ‘Montreux’

A “County Fair” Unlike Any You’ve Ever Been To: Les Automanales

A “County Fair” Unlike Any You’ve Ever Been To: Les Automanales November 20, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Geneva, Switzerland. Besides the beautiful fall colors contrasting with the early snow on the peaks of the French and Swiss Alps, there is the Geneva “County Fair”. Called “Les Automnales”. Every year in Geneva at Palexpo (a gigantesque exhibition center...

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...

Parlez-vous Français? Part II: The French Academy Rules

Parlez-vous Français? Part II: The French Academy Rules October 24, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
One of the topics of debate that is primordial at the Summit of the “Organisation internationale de la francophonie”, being held now in Montreux, Switzerland is the French language. Days are being spent discussing its social significance, its pedagogy, its codification, its grammatical dogma and...

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit October 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
No doubt the largest linguistic and cultural gathering of the planet, the 13th Summit of “la Francophonie” has been going on this last week in the idyllic Lake Geneva Riviera town of Montreux protected by the steep Swiss Alps. Of course, you already know that this area of Switzerland speaks French....

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...

How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Geneva

How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Geneva June 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Suddenly feeling patriotic with the 4th of July coming up and you’re lost in the crowd speaking French and many other languages that you don’t understand including some of the English? There are Americans celebrating in the Geneva area and you may be able to hook up with some because there are a...