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“Let your inner train nerd out” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Swiss Vapeur Parc

Swiss Vapeur Parc
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This unique park displays its attractions in an area of over 17’000 m2 at Le Bouveret, in a pleasant location adjacent to the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. One miniature train enthusiast, having come from afar to admire this touristic marvel of lower Valais, confided that all the troubles of everyday life seem to disappear within the gates of the park. Only a child’s earliest experiences of joy can come close to expressing the first sensations of a trip on a miniature train. The little trains chug along as if by magic through a sumptuous decor displaying miniature replicas from the rich heritage of Switzerland: the Castle of Aigle, the Church of Saanen, the Halls of Neuchâtel, the Swiss Residence, railway buildings and constructions of every sort (bridges, viaducts, tunnels, etc.), conjuring up a journey into a land of dreams !
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Let your inner train nerd out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Even if you don't have romantic memories of train sets as a kid, this place is great fun for an afternoon. Little trains of all varieties (steam, electric, diesel) take you round a mini world of bridges, ponds, castles and villages. If you can, take the paddle steamer from vevey or montreux and even stop at chillon castle to make a day of it. Allow 10 minutes to walk from the boat to the steam park. there are a couple of places to eat inside the park but it's the usual greasy fare...plenty of nice places for a picnic though. Hint: if your child has a CFF magic ticket pass, the whole family pay 50%

Visited July 2014
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21 reviews
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“Decent, but disappointing food management”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

The three kids enjoyed the trains very much, but when the time comes to feed the family, waiting 1 hour for three crepes is unacceptable.

There's plenty of tables around the crepes booth, so you could expect some capacity to deliver fast food. But seeing moms carry their hungry little ones for over an hour, without being warned that they'd have to wait... That can't be blamed on the cook and the waitress, but on terrible management.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Ok for a couple hour activity with the kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

I would think this to be more of a local attraction. Good for kids. Limited interest for most adults. I've been here twice. Both times I happened to be in the area and the kids asked me to go. I wouldn't make a day of this place but it's worth perhaps a couple of hours if you're nearby.

Visited April 2013
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Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“For old and young - a place to learn and have fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Located right off the lake, and close to the train station, it is a great to place to learn about the Swiss trains, landscape, make up of towns and villages, roads - all in miniature and riding on a train - fun, fun, fun for all generations.
An now, there is a new cafe, eatery there with a nice terrace. Nice addition!

Visited June 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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114 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Kids love it, adults too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Simply an awesome place. About 5 or 6 trains each able to carry maybe 20 people running around a miniature landscape in frequent intervals. A village, parks, lakes, train station, castle, tunnels, bridges, cable car and more. Houses and everything else built with a great attention to detail. Our children loved it there, we spent good 3-4 hours including lunch and a break for pancakes. Also saw groups of teenagers and senior people driving around on trains and having a great time. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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