Set in the manoir where he breathed his last, Chaplin's World is a museum dedicated entirely to the legendary comedian, Charlie Chaplin. This charming museum gives an insight deep into the comedian's personal as well as his professional life. The museum is divided into three sections, the world-class studio, the lush green park and the splendid manor. Within the studio, you will find yourself surrounded by model sets from some of his well-known films, wax statues of the legend and his co-stars, and audiovisuals that trace his journey from a nobody to one of the most talented actors, writers and filmmakers. The museum also illustrates his meetings with famous personalities like Sophia Loren and Mahatma Gandhi. For any further information, you can call on +41 842 422 422. If you wish to spend your day immersed in stories from the life of this legendary comedian, Chaplin's World assures you an enriching experience.
Les Pléiades, marks the beginning of the foothills and overlooks Lake Geneva and the towns and villages of the Swiss Riviera. It can be easily accessed via a cog train. Once at the upper station, the AstroPléiades tour is one that should not be missed for the world! Providing deep insights about the entire solar system, the tour starts by taking the Earth as a starting point and then moving on to exploring different phenomena occurring in space for millions of light-years apart. After a complete observation of the solar system, the visitor is transported to different fixed stars in distant galaxies. To add to the beauty of the peak, fields of blooming daffodils adorn the landscapes and are an absolute delight for walkers, hikers and avid photographers.
Les Docks presents an extremely eclectic variety of music to primarily young audiences. It is the premier concert venue in Lausanne, hosting many of the well-known musicians that come through town. Its size ensures that concerts are not a huge arena affair, but a slightly more intimate experience.
The Rochers de Naye is a mountain at a height of 2,042 meters above the city of Montreux. A haven for thrill-seekers and adventure lovers, the mountain offers a difficult via ferrata (trail equipped with ladders and bridges) from the Col de Jaman to the Rochers de Naye. You can also avail of the cogwheel train journey through the pastureland of the terrain that offers a breathtaking view of the Alpine mountain range, the Lake of Geneva and the Swiss plains. Once you reach the top of the mountain, the Rochers de Naye offers recreational, entertainment and dining facilities. The La Rambertia is an Alpine garden and the Marmot's Paradise, where you can learn all there is about the species of Marmot, are few of the must-visit attractions.
Located on the shoreline of Lake Geneva is the famous Montreux Casino known to host the Montreux Jazz Festival. The casino was rebuilt in 1971 after it was burned down when a fan set the venue ablaze during a Frank Zappa concert, the incident is memorialized in English rock group, Deep Purple's song, "Smoke on the water". The casino has been a popular venue for many great symphony orchestras and renowned conductors. Today the casino serves as an event venue and is home to one of the best contemporary restaurant and bar in Montreux.
The Musée de l'Alimentation is a haven for all the epicureans in the world for you get to be amidst the object of you affection-food. The museum deals with Swiss food and food from around the world focusing on nutrition and taste. There are various interactive displays where you will get to see chefs whip up a quick meal, where you will learn eating habits, what kinds of food should one purchase and you will get to learn about the world famous Nestlé. There are temporary exhibitions that take place here too, thus, giving you a varied perceptive of nutrition, digestion and food. The museum hold various other events too, which may or may not be related to food. For further details, do visit their website.
Although it may not not look like much, but Place Saint François is the hub of Lausanne. The hippest of cafés here is the Café Romand. You can also the grand Saint François Church. Many street entertainers perform here and students hang out. Every city has one place where everyone inevitably winds up passing through, and this is the one in Lausanne. You will walk through the square on your way to trendy rue de Bourg, Place de la Palud, Place Riponne and all its museums. Good place to be seen.
One of the most happening places in the city, the La Cave du Bleu at the Bleu Lézard will leave you asking for more. Concerts and gigs are the norm here, and some of the best names in the industry grace the stage. Check website for schedules and do drop in, when in Lausanne.
Not just another road, the Avenue de Rhodanie in Lausanne, is a famous landmark for holding various kinds of events. Well placed in the center of the city, the avenue is home to classy hotels, authentic restaurants and happenings nightspots. Check it out when in the city.