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Travel Blogs from Lausanne
Monday 8th January 2012
London - Lausanne, Switzerland
The Eurostar leaves St Pancreas International at 07.58 arriving at Gare du Nord station, Paris at 11.17, a fast and smooth journey.
Following a snack of omelette and fries in a cafe opposite the station we embark on the RRF train to Gare de Lyon (3.7 …
Things are looking up. The train ride to Laussane along Lake Geneva was beautiful, the hotel actually had my reservation on the correct date and there was a calming lack of any furry friends in the lobby.
The city of Laussane is absolutely charming. The Haute Ville (upper town) has winding streets reminiscent of the middle ages along side …
... 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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Elite Lausanne
The hotel was very pleasant and staff friendly. The room was warm and comfortable witha good view of the Lake Leman. Breakfast was continental with plenty on offer
It would have been useful to have had kettle and cups in the room enabling us to make warm drinks.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.