Where to walk in Switzerland
By Lorna Heatley
22 November 2017
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The town of Vevey is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, Switzerland's largest lake. It enjoys an incredibly picturesque setting, surrounded by vineyard-covered hillsides, the striking blue waters of the lake and the snow-capped peaks of the distant Swiss Alps. Vevey is regarded as one of the 'Pearls of the Swiss Riviera'. The town enjoys an unusually mild climate and is known for the Mediterranean plants that are found there, including palm trees and cypress trees which line promenade and streets.
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Famous former residents of Montreux include Charlie Chaplin; a statue of the silent movie star can be found beside the promenade in Vevey. A long, flower-lined promenade runs along the lakefront of Vevey and links the town with neighbouring Montreux. The promenade extends as far as the famous Chateau de Chillon and creates an ideal walking route.