Vaud Riviera on Lake Geneva

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Chillon Castle © Giles Laurent/cc-by-sa-4.0

Chillon Castle © Giles Laurent/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Vaud Riviera (French: Riviera vaudoise) forms the eastern part of the northern shore of Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It includes in particular the towns of Vevey, La Tour-de-Peilz, Montreux and Villeneuve. To the west of it lies Lavaux. The settlements belong to the Geneva-Lausanne metropolitan region, the second largest metropolitan area in Switzerland.

The Vaud Riviera was derived from the Riviera on the Mediterranean because sophisticated tourism also settled here around 1900. It is actually part of Lavaux, but is considered a separate region.

La Tour-de-Peilz © Von.schweiz/cc-by-sa-4.0 Vevey © Roland Zumbuehl/cc-by-sa-4.0 Villeneuve © Flyout/cc-by-sa-3.0 Chillon Castle © Giles Laurent/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hotel Eden in Montreux © JoachimKohler-HB/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Hotel Eden in Montreux © JoachimKohler-HB/cc-by-sa-4.0
In the new Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut district, Riviera is used as an official name for the first time. Since 2001, the name has been used in the name of the public transport company Transport Montreux–Vevey–Riviera (MVR).

The most important attraction is Chillon Castle, which is located on a small island in the lake between Montreux and Villeneuve. The Vaud Riviera is overlooked by the mountains of Mont Pèlerin, Les Pléiades, Cape au Moine, Dent de Jaman and Rochers de Naye.

Read more on Wikipedia Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut District (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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