Places of interest around Lake Geneva

A pleasant climate and stunning scenery: the area around Montreux and Vevey definitely lives up to its reputation as the "Swiss Riviera". But when it comes to places of interest, culture and leisure, the beautiful region also has plenty to offer. Our tips will make your stay by Lake Geneva a memorable experience.

UNESCO wine terraces in Lavaux

The Lavaux region exudes a very special charm that enchants hosts of hiking enthusiasts, gourmets and holidaymakers every year. In 2007, the Lavaux area, which came into being 15,000 years ago, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The kilometres of stone walls and terraces that were built by monks back in the 12th century are home to many excellent wines such as Chasselas, Pinot noir and others with a protected designation of origin label. Whether you are looking for an adventurous hike or a culinary experience: in Lavaux you are sure to find what you are looking for.

GoldenPass Panoramic

Do you want to experience the Switzerland you know from postcards? If so, you should opt for a panoramic ride on the legendary GoldenPass rail route:  in around 2.5 hours, you can set off from Montreux and travel through vineyards and the Alps while taking in stunning views of the scenery and many of Switzerland's lakes. If you have more time, you can even travel as far as Interlaken or Lucerne on the GoldenPass rail route.

Chaplin's World by Grévin

Directly above Vevey and just ten minutes' walk from the hotel, you will find Chaplin's World in the Manoir de Ban, the former residence of the famous actor Charlie Chaplin. Visitors can explore 1,850 square metres dedicated to Chaplin's eventful life full of art, magic and humour. The museum is definitely worth a visit – and not just for fans of the actor.

Other activities around Lake Geneva

If you travel as far as Lausanne, you should definitely treat yourself to a boat trip right across "Le Léman". For outings with children, Lausanne's Aquatis is a great choice. You can get there easily in less than 30 minutes by motorway: in Europe's largest freshwater aquarium, you can marvel at some 10,000 fish as well as reptiles and amphibians. Be inspired by the huge array of places to visit around Lake Geneva!

Weitere Aktivitäten am Genfer See

Wenn Sie Ihre Reise bis nach Lausanne führt, sollten Sie sich unbedingt eine Schifffahrt quer über «Le Léman» gönnen. Für Ausflüge mit Kindern bietet sich das in Lausanne gelegene Aquatis an, das Sie in weniger als 30 Minuten bequem über die Autobahn erreichen können: Im grössten Süsswasseraquarium Europas sind rund 10.000 Fische sowie Reptilien und Amphibien zu bewundern. Lassen Sie sich von den vielseitigen Orten am Genfer See inspirieren!

Freddie Mercury Statue

“If you want peace of mind, come to Montreux” said Freddie Mercury. His statue on the lakefront was raised in his memory in 1996.

Montreux Jazz Festival

For 16 days, Montreux vibrates to the music, offers as many free concerts and makes this festival absolutely unique in the world. 

Chillon Castle

Near Montreux, the Chillon Castle was built on a rock almost a millennium ago. This fortress is a real gem from the past. Absolutely worth seeing.


The Lavaux Golf Course is located in Puidoux, above the UNESCO Lavaux terraced wineyards. Open daily from March to December, the 18-hole course offers a magnificent view of the Alps and Lac de Bret.

Promenade in Montreux

Every year the gardeners of the city of Montreux embellish the waterfront with brio. Along this promenade of almost seven kilometers, between Clarens and Chillon, there are also numerous statues.


Whether you're an experienced hiker or more of a Sunday walker, lace up your shoes and recharge your camera batteries for some breathtaking scenery!

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Hôtel du Léman
Ch. de la Fontaine 2
CH - 1805 Jongny s/ Vevey


Phone:  +41 21 923 03 03



By train

By train from your point of departure to Vevey. Timetable and prices: 

By bus from Vevey train station

From Vevey train station take bus 213 to Châtel-St-Denis or bus 216 to Bossonens, get off at Jongny Village bus stop. From there it is a 2 minute walk down to the hotel.  For timetables and prices of the bus lines:

By taxi from Vevey

Cabs can be found in front of the Vevey train station. The ride costs from CHF 30.- and takes about 10 minutes. 

Distances from

Lausanne 22 km
Martigny 52 km
Freiburg 53 km
Sion 78 km
Bern 83 km
Geneva 86 km
Basel 177 km