Apr 3, 2018 - 7:11 AM
in reply to MrsM19
I've been pretty busy these last few days, as I have two short trips to make in the next two weeks (leaving tomorrow). I wasn't too worried about the stuff that I lost because it was all about the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and I know you will not be spending that much time in this region. I know you are planning on staying in Montreux for a few days, so whatever you see and do from there will be your Romandie experience, at least for this trip. To get an idea what each of the places I am going to mention is about, I suggest that you google each of the words that I have put in bold. No doubt you will want to go le Château de Chillon at Veytaux, and take the little train up to the nearby Rochers de Naye www.myswitzerland.com/ en-ca/rochers-de-naye-viewpoint-above-montreux.html. Further afield, I would suggest a trip to Gruyères (cheese-making and a pedestrian-only cobblestone street leading up to the château) and Broc (Cailler chocolate). You might enjoy the old walled town in Morat where you can walk along some of the remparts, and the Roman amphitheatre in Avenches. I would also recommend taking one of the lake boats along the side of the Léman (Lake Geneva) and if the weather is nice and time permits, I would definitely go over to Yvoire in France on the opposite side of the lake (across from Nyon). www.yvoire-france.com/ By the way, there is also a Roman amphitheatre in Nyon. If you want to see some spectacular caves, go to Les Grottes de Vallorbe, to the NW of Lausanne, grottesdevallorbe.ch/ and the nearby Lac de Joux is also lovely. You might also enjoy Chaplin's World in Corsier-sur-Vevey. www.chaplinsworld.com/ en There is also the Clin d'Ailes, the Swiss Air Force museum near Payerne www.clindailes.ch/ and the largest Roman mosaic is at the nearby Musée Romain de Vallon. www.museevallon.ch/mrv a/There are also roman mosaics in Orbe, a short distance north of Lausanne. www.region-du-leman.ch/en/P522/orbe-roman-mosaics. I ended up putting in a few links, but not all of them. Some of them may be in French only, but many will be in English and if not, will have a British flag to click on for English
All the places I have mentioned are in either the cantons of Vaud or Fribourg. There are also some very interesting places further north, in the canton of Neuchâtel and the Jura Bernois, but I don't think you will have time for these.
Last modified on Apr 3, 2018 - 7:35 AM by Peterli