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8 Beautiful Towns Near Vevey, Switzerland

Last Updated on May 21, 2024 by Darla Uhl

Vevey is a jewel situated on the northern shores of Lake Geneva. This picturesque town has a spectacular Alpine panorama, a mild climate, vineyards, numerous excursion destinations in the region, and a fleet of paddlewheel steamers on the lake. Stunning hotels and a promenade lined with palm trees and flowers welcome visitors.

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While Vevey may have a lot of interesting places to visit such as the Alimentarium, Chaplin’s World, Musée Jenisch, and more, you might want to venture out of the town as well. In case you are based in Vevey and would like to see beautiful towns nearby, then this list is for you.

In this article, we will discuss 8 beautiful towns you can visit near Vevey, Switzerland.  

1. Montreux

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Montreux is a pretty town in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, northeast of Lake Geneva. Besides its spa facilities, Montreux is famous for its mild climate, awesome views, and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Eight kilometers run from Clarens, through Chillon Castle, and up to Villeneuve. Combined with Vevey-Montreux, it’s home to around 85,000 people. 

For those wanting panoramic views, you can visit Rochers-de-Naye. A funicular will bring you up within an hour to heights of up to 2,000 meters. From Rochers-de-Naye, you get fantastic views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alps.

How do you get from Vevey to Montreux?  From Vevey, take the direct train to Montreux. The train journey from Vevey to Montreux takes 5 minutes. Montreux is accessible from Vevey in 16 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Montreux
* Chillon Castle
* Queen Studio Experience
* Montreux Promenade and Old Town
* Rochers-de-Naye
* Montreux Jazz Festival
* St. Vincent Church
* Montreux Museum
* Maison Visinand House

2. Aigle

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The Swiss town of Aigle is located in the canton of Vaud right within the Rhone Valley and close to Vevey and Lake Geneva. This beautiful town has a castle, vineyards, and beautiful scenery. Aigle is a great place to come if you’re looking for a beautiful, yet relaxing town near Vevey.

Explore the beauty of Aigle Castle, a Swiss gem. Château d’Aigle features a Vine and Wine Museum surrounded by vineyards. In the old days, it was home to prominent people like the Barons of Aigle and the Lords of Compa. These days, you can visit the wine museum at your leisure. 

The Church of Saint-Maurice, De la Dîme House, as well as the entire town of Aigle are all listed under the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

How do you get from Vevey to Aigle?  From Vevey, take the direct train to Aigle. The train journey from Vevey to Aigle takes anywhere from 16 to 25 minutes. Aigle is accessible from Vevey in 24 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Aigle
* Château d’Aigle
* Vineyards of Aigle
* Church of Saint-Maurice
* De la Dîme House 

3. Lutry

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The Swiss town of Lutry is in the district of Lavaux-Oron in the canton of Vaud.  Lutry is between the Jorat region and Lake Geneva and not too far from Vevey. In addition to producing wine, it has beautiful architecture and historical sites.

Lutry Castle or Rôdeurs Castle, the Roman Catholic Church of Saint-Martin, the Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Martin, and a Gothic facade house are some of the Swiss heritage sites of national significance. The whole region is famous for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces.  

How do you get from Vevey to Lutry?  From Vevey, take the direct train to Lutry. The train journey from Vevey to Lutry takes anywhere from 11 to 15 minutes. Lutry is accessible from Vevey in 20 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Lutry
* Lavaux Vineyard Terraces – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Lutry Castle
* Catholic Church of Saint-Martin
* Reformed Church of Saint-Martin
* Gothic Facade House
* Entire Town of Lutry

If you would like to read more about the different wine regions in Switzerland, check out our article 7 Best Idyllic Swiss Wine Regions Explained.

4. Morges

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There’s a town called Morges on Lake Geneva, opposite Mont Blanc and not too far from Vevey. In the Middle Ages, it served as a seasonal Savoy court residence and bailiff’s seat.

Markets are twice a week on the pedestrianized Grand-Rue in the heart of the old town. It also has an impressive castle, Morges Castle, with multiple museums. They also have a big Tulip Festival in April and May.

How do you get from Vevey to Morges?  From Vevey, take the direct train to Morges. The train journey from Vevey to Morges takes 31 to 35 minutes. Morges is accessible from Vevey in 35 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Morges
* Morges Castle and Military Museum of Vaud
* Tulip Festival in April and May
* Grand-Rue, and the buildings at Grand-Rue 54 and Grand-Rue 94
* Temple
* The City Hall

5. Yverdon-les-Bains

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Yverdon-les-Bains is a beautiful town about an hour from Vevey. Yverdon-les-Bains has a rich history that includes the Alemanni, the Romans, and the Savoys. It’s also known for its thermal springs, which have been used as mineral baths since the Roman era. 

Castellans of the Savoy dynasty used to live in Yverdon-les-Bains Castle (Château d’Yverdon). This Swiss heritage site has four towers and is considered a national treasure. 

How do you get from Vevey to Yverdon-les-Bains?  From Vevey, take the direct train to Yverdon-les-Bains. The train journey from Vevey to Yverdon-les-Bains takes 53 minutes. You can also go to Yverdon-les-Bains via Lausanne or Renens VD. Yverdon-les-Bains is accessible from Vevey in 46 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Yverdon-les-Bains
* Thermal Center at Yverdon-les-Bains
* Yverdon-les-Bains Castle (Château d’Yverdon)
* Museum of Yverdon
* Maison d’Ailleurs Science Fiction Museum
* Yverdon-les-Bains Beach
* Stone Cult Site Clendy

If you would like to read more about Yverdon-les-Bains, check out our article 9 Best Things to Do in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

6. Nyon

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On the banks of Lake Geneva, near the border with France, is a charming town with a relaxed vibe called Nyon. This lovely lakeside town is about 25 kilometers northeast of Geneva; it’s actually part of the bigger Geneva metro area. It’s about an hour away from Vevey. 

The whole old town of Nyon is on the Swiss Heritage Inventory. A notable Swiss heritage site of national significance is Nyon Castle. Also worth checking out are the following: the Museum of the History of Porcelain, the Roman Colonia Iulia Equestris, the Roman Museum, and the Swiss Reformed Church of Notre Dame.

Nyon is also the headquarters of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Headquarters.

How do you get from Vevey to Nyon?  From Montreux, take the direct train to Vevey. The train journey from Vevey to Nyon takes 51 minutes. Nyon is accessible from Vevey in 53 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Nyon
* Nyon Castle
* Museum of the History of Porcelain
* Colonia Iulia Equestris
* Swiss Reformed Church of Notre-Dame
* Manoir at Rue Maupertuis 2 & 4
* Nyon Roman Museum
* Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Headquarters

7. Romont

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This hilltop town of Romont, first mentioned in 1177 as Rotundo Monte, has a lot of historic sites.  It is located in the canton of Fribourg The pretty town of Romont is an hour from Vevey by train, and even less by car.

The town itself is also included in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. It’s also in this area that you’ll find Romont Castle, which Peter II of Savoy probably used during the 13th century. The castle itself also has an elegant courtyard.

The Stained Glass Museum of Switzerland is right at Romont Castle. It has medieval glass art and reverse glass art. Romont has the biggest collection of reverse glass paintings in the world. In addition to fortifications, there’s a collegiate church.

How do you get from Vevey to Romont FR?  From Vevey, take the train to Lausanne. In Lausanne, take the connecting train to Romont FR. The train journey from Vevey to Romont FR takes 51 minutes. Romont is accessible from Vevey in 32 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Romont
* Abbaye de la Fille-Dieu – Cistercian Monastery
* Romont Castle
* Swiss Stained Glass Museum – in Romont Castle
* Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
* Town fortifications

If you would like to learn more about some of Switzerland’s best medieval places like Romont, check out our article 11 Beautiful Medieval Towns in Switzerland.

8. Estavayer-le-lac

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Estavayer-le-Lac is a small, pretty Swiss town on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel in canton Fribourg. The whole town of Estavayer-le-Lac is on Switzerland’s Inventory of World Heritage Sites. Estavayer-le-Lac has a rich history, with a 12th-century Savoy castle and Gothic abbey church.

On top of the hills overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, the Château de Chenaux castle is a picturesque, medieval landmark. And it’s open to the public. Among the other places to visit in Estavayer-le-lac are the De Rivaz Chapel, Sacré-Coeur Chapel, the Collegiate church of Saint-Laurent, the fortifications, and more.

You’ll be glad you stopped by this little but beautiful spot near Vevey.

How do you get from Vevey to Estavayer-le-Lac?  From Vevey, take the train to Lausanne. In Lausanne, take the train to Yverdon-les-Bains. In Yverdon-les-Bains, take the train to Estavayer-le-Lac. The fastest train journey from Vevey to Yverdon-les-Bains takes 1 hour and 9 minutes. Estavayer-le-Lac is accessible from Vevey in 59 minutes by car.

Don’t miss these attractions in Estavayer-le-Lac
* Chenaux Castle (Château de Chenaux)
* De Rivaz Chapel
* Sacré-Cour Chapel
* Church of Saint-Laurent
* Convent of the Dominican
* Fortifications
* House de la Dîme
* Font Beach (Plage de Font)

Final Thoughts: 8 Best Towns Near Vevey

We have covered some of the best towns to see near Vevey. The above list isn’t exhaustive and doesn’t even include bigger cities nearby worth visiting like Lausanne, Geneva, and Martigny.

There are a ton of beautiful towns around Vevey, as you can see. Hopefully, you found one you like on our list.

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Darla Uhl is the owner of Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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