Vevey, a town in harmony
Laid back yet vibrant, proud of its traditions yet firmly focused on the future, always Vaudois yet proudly multicultural,
Vevey is all about harmony.
An attractive town
Vevey has struck the ideal balance between the dynamism of a modern town and the relaxed calm of an established and prosperous town. It enjoys a spectacular outlook, with Lake Geneva, mountains and vineyards as constant backdrop, and is also ideally located in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland, on all the main access routes.
Quality of life as a priority
The town is growing steadily, but carefully and in a balanced fashion. This is thanks to thoughtful real estate developments, an urban development strategy that favours public transport and walking and cycling routes as well as commercial stability in the town centre, and a clear political commitment to quality of life. As a result, Vevey has all the infrastucture needed for it’s 20,000 residents.
Gilamont, a district undergoing a dramatic change
Living in Gilamont is a pleasant experience. Over the past few years the district has become home to
an increasingly vibrant and friendly community.
There’s a lot going on
Well-provided with education, sport and culture, the district pulses with life. There are two schools, soon to be joined by an 800-student college, a football ground at Copet and various others sports grounds. The Rocking Chair concert venue and the Nestlé Heritage Centre, due to open in 2017, provide a cultural focus for the area.
Next to the green heart of Vevey
Living in Gilamont also means you’re closer to nature; the burbling waters of the Veveyse river, the sound of birdsong among the tress on the hill of St Martin (Résidence Cassiopée literally breathes in the oxygen from this wooded sanctuary), and the view across to the slopes of Mont-Pèlerin from the upper floors of the Veveyse side.
Close to the services you need
The town centre shops and railway station are barely 10 minutes away on foot. A grocery and boulangerie are right here. The autoroute is a few minutes away by car. Once a grim industrial quarter, Gilamont is now a cosmopolitan residential district, with plans for future growth and development well established.