Ferryboats from Lausanne to Evian
The discovery of Evian mineral water and its benefits by the Marquis de Lessert dates back to 1790.
The Evian Mineral Water Company was created in 1869. Water from the Cachat spring became increasingly popular and was approved by the Academy of Medicine in 1878, receiving an accolade at the Universal Exhibition the same year. This is how the town’s vocation as a spa town came into being.
Quai Charles Albert Besson
74 500 Evian-les-Bains, France
Cailler of Switzerland is one of the largest Swiss chocolate manufacturers and claims to be the oldest brand in the chocolate business. Cailler has been producing chocolate since 1819 in Vevey and since 1898 in Broc.
At the visit of cailler chocolate factory, visitors learn the history of chocolate including its origins in Mexico, introduction to Europe by the Spanish conquistadores, acceptance by the pope as a wholesome drink, entry into the boudoirs of France and the refinement of chocolate by the Swiss during the nineteenth century.
Visitors end their tour with a degustation (tasting).
Rue Jules Bellet 7
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), housed at the Palais des Nations, is one of the most active centres for multilateral diplomacy in the world. Visitors get to walk in the chambers where many important historical negotiations took place, discover the incredible gifts presented by various countries to the UN at Geneva or learn about the Palais des Nation’s history and the UN’s current activities.
The guided tour of the Palais des Nations lasts for one hour.
United Nations Headquarters
Palais des Nations
Avenue de la Paix 14
La Maison du Gruyère is a village cheese dairy providing the opportunity of viewing the hand-made production of the cheese “Le Gruyère AOP” discovering the history, the century-old expertise and the different production stages of a Gruyère AOP.
La Maison du Gruyère
Place de la Gare 3
Nestle is a household name for most of the population in the world. A lesser known fact about Nestle is, it was founded in 1905 in Vevey, Switzerland. The town is still known the maximum for housing the headquarters of one of the biggest food brand names in the world.
On weekends, the company puts out a lot of its products for display for the visitors to see. why not grab the chance to go and see the place where Nestle cooks up some of the greatest food products of our times.
Avenue Nestlé 55
1800 Vevey, Switzerland