Swiss Riviera: Pure Inspiration

Swiss Riviera: Pure Inspiration

Text: Desmund Teh Photos: Qing; Courtesy of The Switzerland Tourism Board, Swiss Travel System - 07 August 2019


Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury once said: “If you want peace of mind, come to Montreux.”

Welcome to Vevey which located at Montreux in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps. The region, also known as a “Swiss Riviera”, has a particularly pleasant climate and an easy-going way of life that attract visitors from all over the world. The area stands out thanks to its splendid, tranquil setting as well as its fine cuisine and unparalleled quality of life.

Montreux Riviera is undoubtedly a gourmet paradise. Every year, Michelin and Gault & Millau guides name the best gourmet addresses in Switzerland. Montreux Riviera has stood out for a number of years due to its numerous addresses highlighted by these two references in gourmet literature.

Three new addresses have been included in the Gault & Millau guide this year, increasing the number of rated restaurants to 29. In addition, the 2-star restaurant Le Pont de Brent received the first Hospitality and Service Award in February 2019 from the Michelin guide.

The region’s top highlights include: Chillon Castle, Chaplin’s World–a bold new exhibition space, and Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage .

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