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While my husband works what can I do in Geneva and Zurich areas?

Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Definitely try to fit in the Tuesday morning market in Vevey!!! My very favorite thing.

I think actually Vevey is larger than Montreux (not smaller as you mentioned?) and both get about tourist traffic to some extent. It's true, to me Vevey "feels" more Swiss and a bit less international and slick.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 03:44 PM
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Thanks so much guys. You are really helping me to nail down things to see and do! H
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Mar 4th, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Okay guys I need immediate help here as we depart in a couple of days. I am in Chaux-de-Fonds and want to go to Murten our first free day. How do I get there? The car is still an option. What do I do with a car or train to get there--should I see something along the way? Restaurants recs, markets, shopping ,interesting sights??

Then I was thinking the next only half day to Vevey. With car or without from Chauz-de-Fonds how do I get there (I really need help here) and how do I proceed to get back in early afternoon?HELP!
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Mar 5th, 2008, 03:02 AM
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Hi again,

By train, use the site I gave you above


and use:

Departure: La Chaux-de-Fonds
Destination: Murten

and be sure to use the European format for the date: day/month/year.

You'll get the exact schedule, including departure times and track numbers. Then go to the train station, buy your ticket, and go to the track.

I drove once into Vevey (on a market day), and it took me about 45 minutes and quite a lot of nerves (backing up in a space about 5'x5', etc) to find a parking space. After I finally parked and was walking away, I saw another car that was parked illegally get lifted by the yellow post rising out of the ground to block off parking on that street. No, I really wouldn't drive into Vevey.

The biggest attraction in Murten, of course, is the medieval core.

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Mar 5th, 2008, 06:20 AM
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My friends who live there now, use either train or bus to get back and forth between Montreux and Vevey (they own a car, just don't drive it for this because parking is bad). The few times we did drive, we parked the car in a large paid parking garage quite a few blocks from the center of town and walked in (sorry I'd have no idea how to direct you to this place).

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