Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz
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The Castle of La Tour-de-Peilz, which hosts the Swiss Museum of Games
The Castle of La Tour-de-Peilz stands by the lake, next to the port and surrounded by a park and a playground for children. It houses the famous Swiss Museum of Games.
The large park of Jardin Doret, in Vevey
The park of Jardin Doret is a large and very popular green space on the right bank of the Veveyse River. It is a place of relaxation much appreciated during the day and very lively in the evening during the summer. Years ago, it was named Parc de l'Arabie (Arabia Park) and it was renamed in tribute to the last descendant of a dynasty of sculptors and marble artisans.
The large Market Plaza in Vevey
Place du Marché, or Grande Place ("Large Plaza"), is surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Unfortunately, the plaza is used as a parking lot, except on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from April to November, where it hosts the open-air market. At the top of the plaza, the Grenette, covered market built in 1808, hosts the tourist office.
The large port of La Tour-de-Peilz, at the gates of the castle
The port of La Tour-de-Peilz is one of the nicest places on the whole Riviera. Lawns where you can relax, a somewhat mysterious castle, tiny well hidden beaches, a large mole with spectacular views... Let yourself be seduced!
The tiny Port Eiffel and its romantic park, at the western end of Vevey
Our Haut-Lac (Upper Lake) virtual stroll begins (or ends) here. It stretches along the lakeshore to the end of the pier at Villeneuve harbor, 14 km further. With its small and large detours, it offers more than twenty kilometers of stroll in the magnificent landscapes of the Swiss Riviera.
The view of the Lavaux vineyards from Quai Ernest-Ansermet, in Vevey
Quai Ernest-Ansermet begins after the bridge over the Veveyse River and heads north to Vevey-Plan, offering spectacular views of Lake Léman (Lake Geneva) fading to the horizon while licking the terraced vineyards of Lavaux.
The seahorses of Jardin du Rivage, in Vevey
Quai Maria-Belgia runs here along Jardin du Rivage and the famous "Young girls playing on seahorses" by the animal sculptor Edouard Marcel Sandoz, one in the middle of the fountain, the other two in the lake.
The statue of Charlie Chaplin and the giant fork planted in the lake, in Vevey
We are here in from of the statue of Charlie Chaplin, on Quai Perdonnet (running along the old town from Market Plaza up to the marina). Rotate the view and you will see the giant fork planted in the lake opposite the Food Museum (Alimentarium).
The marina of Vevey, at the gates of La Tour-de-Peilz
For a superb view of the Vevey marina and the lake, go for a walk on the mole which adjoins the boat dock of Vevey-La Tour.
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