Visit Lausanne and The Olympic Museum
You will drive along the lake into Lausanne, where you will visit the “Cité”, or old town, dominated by the magnificent 13th century Gothic Cathedral. The “Ancien-Evêché” (Old Bishopric) and Château Saint-Maire are two other vestiges of Lausanne’s Episcopal past. The charm of the old districts is successfully combined with the modern facilities provided for Lausanne’s visitors. After the bustle of the centre of town, you will love the beauty and calm of the lakeshore and the district of Ouchy.
Do not forget to do some shopping in Lausanne. This city owns a large choice of shops and boutiques in which you will certainly find something to bring back with you. A drive through the nearby vineyard of Lavaux, with a view over the entire lake, will enable you to enjoy the splendour of the scenery surrounding the town of Lausanne, set in the heart of the Lake Geneva region. Following this, you will be taken back to Ouchy, site of the newly built International Olympic Museum. Your visit will take you through the different levels where you will have the opportunity to see an exhibition of the past and future Olympic hosts audio-visual presentations on past Olympics, photographs and other points of interest. Open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Caillers Chocolate Factory
Chocolate: Where does it come from? What are the best-tasting chocolates in the world? Find the answers to theses questions and many others by participating in this activity at the Caillers factory in Broc.
Taste all kinds and types of chocolate and enjoy learning the right tasting techniques and skills that will allow you to truly savor gourmet chocolates and appreciate their distinctive personalities from a professional. The factory is accessible by train and is Open from Monday to Friday- 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Available April through to the end of October.
Montreux is surrounded not only by high mountains but also by vineyards, which are a very important part of the local economy. Set out for a drive at the “Corniche” - the steep and narrow roads will lead you through the villages and past large stone houses where the growers live and press their grapes for wine. Enjoy a glass or two, or even three, of the newly pressed wine in one of the village cellars, ideally served with a slice of country bread and cheese.