BARGAIN LUXURY TRAVEL - SWITZERLAND
TROIS COURONNES – VEVEY
Charlie Chaplin called Vevey in Switzerland home. His statue in the form of the “Little Tramp” stands at the lake edge looking out to the rippling waters. On his first visits to Vevey, the silent film star would have stayed at the “three crowns”. Set in the heart of old town Vevey on the shores of the Lake Geneva along the Riviera between Montreux and Lausanne, the historic Hotel Des Trois Courrones offers delightful views of the lake and the snow-capped Alps peaks in a luxurious hotel which has been welcoming the discerning guest, from royalty and heads of state, to famous figures of literature and films, since it first opened in May of 1842.
The steam cruise
ships appearing on Lake Geneva in the 19th Century began to draw tourists
to the water’s edge along the shore in the
mid-19th Century drawing enterprising hoteliers to build luxurious waterfront
hotels to accommodate the draw of wealthy visitors on the “Grand
Tour”. Well-known local hotel owner Gabriel Monnet had a small
long standing inn of the same name in the center of town on the Rue du
Simplon and when he built his new showplace hotel on the water’s
edge, transferred the name. At the time there were few hotels of its
size and grandeur to equal it, though others would follow, with the grand
lake shore palaces from Geneva to Montreux. The hotel no longer sits
directly on the lake as the city fathers built a quay along the waterfront
in 1863, but this glorious recently renovated luxury property of elegant
neo-baroque style retrains its historic La Belle Époque character
while exceeding in modern comfort and first class service.
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