Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

The promenade along Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) stretched for miles in both directions. We had only to go down the steps from our hotel (the Eurotel) to find ourselves on the lakeside path. The views are priceless – the lake looked like a glass mirror and always seemed tranquil even on rainy days. Montreux is …

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  After our wonderful visit and walk round Isole di Brissago, we hopped on the ferry for the short trip back to Ascona on the mainland. This charming town lies adjacent to Locarno and is easily reached by car or bus in a matter of minutes but if you have more time the ferry ride …

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Rising up behind our hotel in Weggis was the impressive Mount Rigi – an iconic image of the skyline of the Lucerne area and renowned as the Queen Of The Mountains. The Rigi area has been a tourist paradise for many years now and really took off as a travel destination in Victorian times when the …

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The American author and travel writer, Mark Twain, wrote in 1897 that Weggis was, “the loveliest place” he had ever visited! It would be hard to disagree and I’m almost loathe to share this enchanting place with everyone as the secret will surely be out! We first came across this lakeside paradise in central Switzerland …

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