Christmas Markets in Lausanne and Montreux, Switzerland

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Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, both Lausanne and Montreux have lavish Christmas markets plus light shows. And if you miss these, there’s the Alimentarius Food Museum in Vevey and Chaplin‘s World, celebrating the life of Charlie. Add wine tastings and chocolate making and you have the perfect recipe for a weekend winter break. Bo Noel is a unique and original market concept running in Lausanne during the four weeks before Christmas. Activities for children and adults, as well as stalls of designers, winegrowers and food producers are spread around the city.

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