10 Interesting Vevey Facts

Facts About Vevey: 

  1. Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud.
  2. Vevey is home to the world headquarters of the international food and beverage company Nestlé, founded here in 1867.
  3. Milk chocolate was invented in Vevey by Daniel Peter in 1875, with the aid of Henri Nestlé.
  4. A piloti settlement existed in the area of Vevey, as early as the 2nd millennium BC.
  5. Vevey has a population of 19,891, as of 2018.
  6. Vevey is twinned with: Müllheim, Germany; Locarno, Switzerland & Carpentras, France.
  7. The Confrérie des Vignerons organizes the Winegrowers’ Festival, four or five times each century to celebrate its wine-growing traditions and culture.
  8. There are 14 structures in Vevey that are listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
  9. The residence of British American actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin lived in Vevey from 1952 until his death in 1977. A monument dedicated to him stands on the lakeshore.
  10. The municipality was the capital of the Vevey District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Vevey became the capital of the new district of Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut.

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