Top 10 Things to do in Villeneuve, Switzerland

August 27, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Discover the best top things to do in Villeneuve, Switzerland including Chateau de Chillon, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Fly-Xperience, Skypassion, Chaplin's World, Queen Studio Experience, Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, Les Ailes du Leman Biplace, GoldenPass Line.
Restaurants in Villeneuve

1. Chateau de Chillon

avenue de Chillon 21, Veytaux 1820, Switzerland +41 21 966 89 10
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Chateau de Chillon

The doors of one of Europe's most fascinating castle are open to you. This thousand year old historical monument is located in an natural setting on the shores of Lake Geneva in at the foot of the Alps in Switzerland. Individual or groups tours, unaccompanied, guided or with an audioguide are available. Chillon also organises Exhibitions, artistic and popular Performances, as well as Concerts throughout the year. Open all year round (except January 1 and December 25).

Reviewed By TourismProfessional - Worcester, UK

We were staying in Geneva and got a combined train ticket and entrance to the castle from Geneva train stations information centre (it is cheaper to do it this way). When you get to Montreaux train station go down the steps (there are signs for the chateau) and cross the road and pick up the bus (can't remember the number) so that you have your back to the lake and it is behind you. The Chateau is only a few stops and you can see it up ahead to know when to get off. It was POURING with rain on the day we visited and sadly couldn't distinguish the lake from the Mountains it was all grey. The inside was a maze with lots of steps and little rooms. Some rooms they had emphasised and others they hadn't really bothered with when they could have - the room with the 13th century painted animals Springs to mind. There could have been more interpretation. You can hire an audio guide for 6sf I suppose if you wanted to know more.

2. Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

Montreux, Switzerland
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5 based on 678 reviews

Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

Reviewed By michael c

I have been to many countries, Switzerland is the cleanest, most beautiful and peaceful place I have traveled. The flowers and Gardens, the lakeside walks and the beautiful mountain range around the lake makes this place a must see. Lausanne and Montreux are stunning. If the cost of living was not so high I would live here. Very peaceful lifestyle.

3. Swiss Vapeur Parc

Route de la Plage, Le Bouveret 1897, Switzerland +41 24 481 44 10
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4.5 based on 390 reviews

Swiss Vapeur Parc

This unique park displays its attractions in an area of over 17’000 m2 at Le Bouveret, in a pleasant location adjacent to the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. One miniature train enthusiast, having come from afar to admire this touristic marvel of lower Valais, confided that all the troubles of everyday life seem to disappear within the gates of the park. Only a child’s earliest experiences of joy can come close to expressing the first sensations of a trip on a miniature train. The little trains chug along as if by magic through a sumptuous decor displaying miniature replicas from the rich heritage of Switzerland: the Castle of Aigle, the Church of Saanen, the Halls of Neuchâtel, the Swiss Residence, railway buildings and constructions of every sort (bridges, viaducts, tunnels, etc.), conjuring up a journey into a land of dreams !

Reviewed By Globe-trotteress-NY - Geneva, Switzerland

Other than the fact that we weren't lucky with the weather, there's absolutely nothing to complain about.
The place is easily accessible from Geneva where we live: You take a train from Cornavin to Aigle, then you cross the street and there's a bus that takes you right to the entrance of the park.
The miniature trains are as cute as it gets and riding them is an unforgettable experience.
The place has several restaurants and cafeterias, as well as interesting replicas of historical buildings: a castle, a church, a bank, etc.
It also has a nice gift shop from which we bought some souvenirs. Too bad they had no more t-shirts in the size of my children.
Also, the views on the lake are stunning and a walk along it very pleasant.
For an additional treat, we took a boat instead of the bus back, and it was such an enjoyable experience with view that would make you think you're in paradise. If you're Geneva-bound like us, you can get off the boat at Vevey, and then take a direct train to Geneva.

chemin du Pre des Fourches 2 | Accès Direct Depuis Montreux En Bus, Villeneuve 1845, Switzerland
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5 based on 36 reviews

Fly-Xperience

Montreux Riviera from the sky A tandem paragliding accompanied by professional drivers and enthusiasts to introduce you to this beautiful area from the sky! A unique experience of flying like a bird above the Lake Geneva ! Fly- Xperience Team looks forward to welcome you!

Reviewed By Anne Marie M - St. Petersburg, Florida

Wow! Such a beautiful and thrilling flight! Fabien and all the others were friendly and professional. You could tell they love what they do!
The views were spectacular! Fabien took great photos with my camera but I would recommend either using a selfie stick or buying his photo package.
I loved it so much that I went paragliding again in Chamonix, but I would say the views and pilots were better in Villenueve!
Thank you Fabien for a great experience!

5. Skypassion

chemin du Pre des Fourches 2, Noville 1845, Switzerland
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5 based on 12 reviews

Skypassion

Dream no more, do it! Dare to fly paragliding. Take off to live a true amazing feeling... Take off to live a true amazing feeling come and discover the magic of paragliding, above one of the most beautiful Swiss region.

Reviewed By Shailam S

My first time today paragliding. Went up wth Thierry Muller who was very friendly. Paid extra for photos and video and Thierry captured some brilliant snaps. Great views and aboslutely wonderful experience. Very well organised. Totally recommend this.
I was given the voucher as a christmas present and what a great present.

6. Chaplin's World

route de Fenil 2, Corsier-sur-Vevey 1804, Switzerland +41 842 422 422
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4.5 based on 848 reviews

Chaplin's World

A scenographic concept unique in the world. The Manoir retraces the private and public life of this genius of the seventh art. The Studio, a new building of Hollywood inspiration, presents the cinematographic work of one the greatest artists of the 20th century. The four-hectare park showcases hundred-year-old trees beloved by Charlie Chaplin and a breathtaking view of Lake Léman and the Alps.

Reviewed By leesak2016 - South Fremantle, Australia

This was amazing. We were a little skeptical about this. However we were impressed and spent hours here. I didn't realise how amazing a person he was as well as being humble. If you visit this part of the world, do not miss this attraction.

7. Queen Studio Experience

rue du Theatre 9 | Casino Barrière de Montreux, Montreux 1820, Switzerland +41 21 962 83 83
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4.5 based on 422 reviews

Queen Studio Experience

Reviewed By Dave R - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Plenty of interest packed into a small space and all for free. Essential viewing for all with a passing interest in the band and music in general.

8. Riserva naturale Les Grangettes

Chemin les Gleyriers, Villeneuve 1845, Switzerland +41 21 968 10 25
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5 based on 6 reviews

Riserva naturale Les Grangettes

Reviewed By prx187 - Geneva

My advice is to start from Villeneuve and to pass by the tower and the observation posts on the right after around 200 meters from the camping (take direction Noville by foot). After you can continue your walk (or bicycle ride) to the direction of Noville camping. If you want to see birds, try to retrieve the lake side (by staying always on the paths) to have some more spot on the breakwaters.
If you want to make a longer walk, you can reach the village of Bouveret by crossing the grand canal and then continuing to arrive to the Rhône river.

9. Les Ailes du Leman Biplace

Prés des Fourches, Noville 1845, Switzerland
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5 based on 6 reviews

Les Ailes du Leman Biplace

Tandem paragliding is probably the best experience you'll ever have. Ride the sky and fly over the famous Geneva Lake with our professional pilots. You'll take off from the beautiful place to paraglide in Switzerland, above Montreux. Then we'll fly for 15-20min and back to Villeneuve, the landing. We fly all the year from monday to sunday, give us a call !

Reviewed By ouinnie - Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Un accueil chaleureux, une équipe professionnelle et extra sympathique pour un vol en parapente biplace sur un site d'exception au-dessus du Leman. Nous avons pris l'option avec photos et film de notre vol et quels magnifiques souvenirs! Nous recommandons les Ailes du Leman et nous y retournerons.

10. GoldenPass Line

rue de la Gare 22, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 714 reviews

GoldenPass Line

GoldenPass Line : Montreux - Zweisimmen - Interlaken - Luzern Experience an unforgettable journey though Switzerland ! A marvellous sight during the whole journey though 3 passes, the famous 4000 of the Alps and 8 lakes.

Reviewed By Sunshineqld - Noosa, Australia

We travelled the Golden Pass Line (it's actually a normal route) between Lucerne and Interlaken Ost, didn't book the first class carriage obviously more expensive, I had read that second class have large windows and they were perfectly big enough to capture all the amazing scenery, the amount of Lakes, Mountains, Swiss Houses, Villages, Forests and Waterfalls just beautiful, I took videos along the way absolutely recommend this train trip.

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