May 31, 2019 - 6:49 AM
in reply to cc123
It is indeed nice when a traveler to Switzerland expresses an interest in some place very remote from the locations usually referred to in this forum. It is too bad that you only have one and a half days for your visit, as there is so much to see all along the shores of the Léman (not to mention places over on the French shore of the lake). If you plan to visit Geneva during this short time and also want to get the flavour of the area, I think you that you have to spread out the places you visit. Am I correct that you will not be travelling with a Swiss rail pass ? Although Saint-Prex is a nice place to visit (and close to Etoy), I think it would be a shame if you don't visit some of the area to the east of Lausanne, such as Saint-Saphorin. This area is more accidented (much steeper terrain) than the area to the west of Lausanne and I would hope that if you were to see if, you would want to come back to this part of Switzerland for a longer period of time sometime soon.
I had to chuckle just a bit when I read the following from 1960man: << once you've seen one vineyard or row of vines, all the rest are pretty similar >>. Suppose I was to re-write it like this: "Once you've seen one mountain or a row of mountains, all the rest are pretty similar" ? I guess I'll get some flack for saying this, since this forum is supposedly dedicated to promoting the Swiss Alps. Of course, there is a greater variety of shapes and views of mountains than grape vines, but I wish people didn't feel they have to go to see pretty well every popular mountain (mostly in the Swiss-German part of the country) often to the exclusion of other places and activities. This is why I like to seize any opportunity to encourage visitors to get a more balanced view of Switzerland, including the oft-neglected French-speaking and Italian-speaking regions. And this is why I am glad that you, cc123, are going to be visiting part of Romandie.
Last modified on May 31, 2019 - 7:00 AM by Peterli