The old town is adorable and very walkable – we take many of our guests here, and it’s a consistent crowd pleaser.

  • **Musée Jenisch (sketches and drawings) is also quite nice and small – 20-30 minutes tops.  
  • Lower down the list is *The Alimentarium (Nestle’s food museum, aimed at the 8-10 year old set) and **Musee Suisse de L’Appareil Photographique (aka the camera equipment museum. Quite niche, worthwhile if you’re into that sort of thing).
  • The *Vevey History Museum is sadly not worth it. Very little going on here.
  • The **Nest Museum has been converted back into office space, unfortunately. It was an odd museum, but the “interactive intro” gives some interesting Swiss history. 
  • ***Villa “Le Lac” Le Corbusier is the house Corbusier designed for his parents. It’s tiny – literally, this is considered the first “tiny house,” and the first green roof – and very important, despite being poorly built. Wade through the tourists (it’s popular with architecture geeks!) and talk to the docents – there’s a lot going on here. I found it very special.

2019 was the famous Fete des Vignerons (next up in 2029):

Eating options

  • **KJU: This is a hip waterfront spot, a little nightclubby for my taste. The beef tartar is the best I’ve ever had. I’d recommend lunch on the patio over dinner.
  • *L’Avenir: Super local scene. Service is a bit lacking, food is fine, neighborhood a bit industrial. Fine if you’re in the area but I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to eat here.
  • **Le Carré: we eat here all the time, a reliable standard with fish and chips, good salads, mostly American-style food. 
  • **Le Mazot: Small and cute local place, all rosti all the time.
  • **Maison Viet: Vietnamese food (and other Asian varieties) – the best Asian food we’ve found so far. Casual setting, nice staff.
  • **Restaurant des Trois Sifflets: perhaps my favorite of the all-fondue, all the time restaurants. Homey and warm, and the fondue is serving to marching music, with costumes!
  • **Tao Yuan, near the train station, is pretty decent Chinese food – more of a lunch option than a dinner place. They keep the menu short, which I think helps the quality.
  • **Ze Fork: One of the nicest restaurants in Vevey, on the water. Excellent food,  French, creative. On the pricey side but worth it for a special night out.

La Tour-de-Peilz

Essentially a suburb of Vevey, La Tour-de-Peilz is a popular spot with expats (good schools, water access, fancy homes). 

  • We’ve eaten at *Hôtel Bon Rivage (in the garden on the lake): Slightly creepy vibe, hotel feels like a very high end treatment center.
  • *Swiss Museum of Games: a pretty castle setting with good views from the turret. Museum itself is a skip (small and very minor) but stop in for the view if you’re walking by.
  • **Hong Kong City is the best Chinese food we’ve had in Switzerland to date (leaving aside Au Canard Pékinois in Lausanne, which is much fancier and totally different experience). This is a normal night or lunch place, and the food is very good, staff is friendly, everything seemed very fresh. They were very willing to make everything extra spicy for us.

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