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Switzerland: The region of Vaud (Lake Geneva) Reopens

Lake Geneva region of Switzerland

Vaud, the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland, is thrilled to welcome U.S. visitors back to the region’s vineyards, museums, restaurants, bars and attractions. They have reopened at full capacity as of June 23, 2021, when Switzerland eased Coronavirus restrictions. However, there are still some safety recommendations in place for certain outdoor gatherings and required documents for Americans entering the country. Go to MyVaud for up to date details. 

Freddie Mercury Tours in Montreux

Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux. Credit Montreux Riviera Tourisme.

“Freddie Tours” is a new company that offers a guided tour of Montreux and its rich musical past by following in the footsteps of the unforgettable Freddie Mercury of the band Queen (1946-1991), the singer who had close links with the region. The one hour tour includes walking by the façade of the apartment bought by Freddie and includes a visit to the Mountain Studio, located in the Montreux Casino, where Queen recorded six albums. This venue is now called the Queen Studio Experience and is a museum dedicated to the group. The guided tour costs CHF 29 and can be scheduled on any day of the week, with a guide who speaks English. Freddie Tours.

A Million Stars at Hotel du Chasseron

Unique rooms for stargazing at Hotel du Chasseron. Photo Hotel du Chasseron.

The Hotel du Chasseron is perched on a natural panoramic terrace at an altitude of 5,272 feet, the third highest summit in the Jura Mountains. It offers a sweeping view of the Jura massif in its entirety in France and Switzerland, with a line of alpine peaks on the horizon. This location is also renowned for its incomparable view of the Milky Way. Now the hotel is offering two unique rooms as part of the Million Stars Hotel project, part of an original concept for a select number of rooms throughout Switzerland that provide breathtaking views of the sky. These are two unique accommodations installed on the panoramic terrace adjoining the hotel, ideal for daytime and nighttime viewing. Details at Hotel du Chasseron.

Michelin Star Menus on Lake Geneva Steamer Ships

Chef Marie Robert of Le Café Suisse. Photo Guide Michelin.

Acclaimed Chef Marie Robert of Le Café Suisse in Bex has one Michelin star and is known for her cooking style, which honors carefully selected regional products while respecting seasonality and market freshness. Her distinctive cuisine is now offered in the Salons Belle Époque, the select dining rooms on board the CGN paddlewheel steamers that ply Lake Geneva. Info at CGN