From Lake Geneva to the Simmental valley, delight in the fragrance of the flowers, the kaleidoscopic colours of the vines, the Alpine delicacies and the pure mountain air... From Geneva, let beauty be your guide, discover the Vallée de Joux, continue on to Lausanne, then succumb to the pleasure of the summits.
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Discovering the beautiful sights of Geneva starts at the Hôtel de la Cigogne, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of Geneva’s business centre, only a few steps from the old city, the lake and the cultural district. On place Longemalle, the gilded swan overlooking the door sets the tone of a hotel in which all rooms are different and have been entirely redesigned in a young and dynamic spirit. In culinary terms, you can take a delicious break right in the city centre and sample gourmet treats, now also on the terrace. ... Learn moreless
Discover the countryside on the outskirts of town at this old winery. A lunch here will take you away from the stresses of the busy city. Surrounded by vineyards, Philippe Chevrier, chef since 1987, offers you seasonal and generous cuisine of the highest quality, with his two stars. This is one of the...Read More less
Take time to stroll through this green oasis on the edge of town. There are approximately 12,000 different roses and nearly 200 different varieties. You can stroll between the ponds and fountains, with the beautiful lake view in front of you. The ideal place to wind down and relax.
At the heart of the old town, Bourg-de-Four Square is one of those “typically Geneva” places where you can sip away at a coffee outdoors. On nice days, depending on the time of day, you can sit in the shade of seventeenth and eighteenth century houses, where you’ll find students or people taking a break...Read More less
Imagine a small valley, ten kilometres long, where some of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world are located, with names such as Blancpain, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre and many others. These complicated wonders are still created in the Joux Valley by the most prestigious Swiss...Read More less
Devoted entirely to photography, this museum has one of the largest collections in Switzerland. It holds nearly 100,000 original prints from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Braun, Capa, Depardon, Avedon, etc.). Whether historical or modern, its exhibits are often original and always beautiful....Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. On the shores of Lake Geneva, close to Lavaux with its terraced vineyards, which have been listed as world heritage site by the Unesco, this timeless hotel offers a unique universe, which celebrates the past of this grand historical residence and combines it with subtle contemporary flourishes. An intimate and serene setting, a fine gourmet cuisine at the restaurant “Les Saisons”, local inspirations at the restaurant “La Véranda”, a terrace with a panorama view of the lake at the “Marina”, an outdoor pool and the "Dr. Burgener Switzerland Care & Spa", all offering moments of pleasure and relaxation. ... Learn moreless
A small rack-rail train takes you from Montreux to over 2,000m in altitude, above the cliffs and forests. There you’ll find La Rambertia, an alpine botanical garden which includes 1,000 species of alpine plants. And if you look hard, you’ll spot the marmots popping their heads out of their burrows. All...Read More less
Traditionally, travellers stopping on the heights of Montreux used to dine in a pretty village residence nestled at the foot of a historic bridge. Subsequently turned into a youth hostel, a bistrot and then a café, in 1980 Gérard Rabaey transformed the building into a fine gourmet restaurant before developing...Read More less
Little known outside our borders, the Lavaux vineyards are a UNESCO World Heritage site. 830 hectares divided into terraces that face Lake Geneva, and the Alps so close you feel you could reach out and touch them. Magnificent! What better than to enjoy a drink against this idyllic backdrop? Stop by at...Read More less
Depending on the season, discover one or another of these festivals. The Montreux festival, which takes place in summer, is a must and will allow you to enjoy the waterfront and its unique atmosphere. The Cully festival, which takes place in the spring, is cosier and you can discover many concerts in...Read More less
Visiting the famous Swiss chocolate factory is absolutely fascinating. Learn about the path cocoa took from the Aztecs to the royal courts of Europe, the history of Maison Cailler and the phases involved in transforming the beans into delicious chocolate bars through an innovative and interactive museum...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. The Bernese Highlands’ first spa hotel, called Bad Lenk, was built at the end of the 17th century downstream from Balmen, Europe’s richest mountain sulphur source. Today, this spring is an integral part of the architecture at Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort, a magnificent hotel boasting great views of the Wildstrubel and the Plaine Morte Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 7-Sources Beauty & Spa is named after the spot where the River Simme rises, drawing energy from the flowing waters. It offers guests a chance to rejuvenate in a setting of natural timber and stone. Within a fabulous landscape, Lenkerhof provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything that the mountains have to offer, whatever the season. ... Learn moreless
Meet at the Amont Leiterli resort. From there, a circuit through the most beautiful meadows in Betelberg urges you to slow down to enjoy nature. At the height of summer, you can admire nearly 70 varieties of flower, including: dryads, Calypso bulbosa orchids, alpine roses, gentian and edelweiss. Enthusiasts...Read More less
The Jaun Pass is a haven for hikers of all levels wanting to enjoy the beautiful peaks of the Bernese Oberland. With a guide, cross the mountain pastures before reaching the steeper trails that run along the Gastlosen with their impressive limestone cliffs and rocky crags. On the way, experience alpine...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. Large chalets surrounded by evergreen trees, a heavenly view over the mountains, this family hotel in the small ski resort of Kandersteg makes for a postcard perfect setting. Summer or winter, you are invited to savour the delights of the surrounding nature directly accessible from the hotel or to enjoy the many spa facilities (swimming pool, sauna, baths, relaxation area…) built to the latest environmental standards. The rooms are lovely arranged and offer expansive views of the forest or of the mountains. The fine reception, the warm atmosphere, and the wonderful traditional cuisine contribute all the more to reinvigorating the body and soul. ... Learn moreless
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Total price communicated as an indication, based on a stay of the number of nights recommended on this webpage, taking place in the next 3 months, and based on double occupancy (excluding recommended activities, excluding properties not bookable online).
To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.