Astra Hotel Vevey
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Travel Blogs from Vevey
... staying. The afternoon sightseeing was a bit brighter.. We caught the bus to Vevey, the home of Charlie Chaplin and the original company office of Nestle. The Nestle office is a huge mansion and now houses a food museum with lots of interactive displays, cooking classes, art works to do with food and a shop and cafe. Vevey is a pretty lakeside town not as touristy ...
... spectacular! Fresh snow a skiers delight! We detoured to the Nestle chocolate factory tour in the town of Broc then popped into Gruyere to watch some cheese making then next stop Gstaad A very upmarket ski resort/ town. Very much aimed at the rich and famous !. Fur coats worn by the beautiful people with their designer sunglasses and designer dogs on a leash ! Quite entertaining! It was super cold and I really don't do cold very well at ...
... said it is quiet as out of season and some hotels close. Late afternoon we caught a train to Montreaux where Sarah is living. the trains are very clean and bang on time. Our hotel is beautiful. Built in 1890 it has lots of lovely architecture and lovely antique furniture . Sarah is planning our itinerary for tomorrow's sight seeing ! Watch this space ...
... and felt a bit like the 'Monarco' of Switzerland. It has very plush hotels, mansions, Casinos and lots of glitzy, expensive shops. Also a beautiful walkway along the lake.
We then went to Chillon Castle which was an awesome experience. It was almost like walking through the set of 'Game of Thrones', with its old cobblestone streets, fortress walls, large old bedrooms with fireplaces, servants quarters, grand halls ...
Today we were bound for a place called Vevey next to Lake Geneva, a pretty town known for where Charlie Chaplin lived in his later life. It was still raining but we didn't mind as the Tillbrook family were flying over from the UK to see us for the weekend, even Chris my brother was able to make it. Pierre, a family friend who lives in Vevey ever so kindly invited us all to his family's home for the reunion. After meeting up with the family in town square we ...
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