|This is probably the clearest view we have had|
Chexbres is a well known grape growing village on the steep hillside overlooking the lake just west of Vevey. The terraces have been granted UNESCO world heritage status and we decided to make a visit. Chexbres is not too difficult to pronounce as the "x" is silent. The SBB train took us quickly up the hill to the village which, like most places in this area is either up or down.
|Chicken Cordon Bleu|
|We thought at first that the restaurant was promoting local wined but there are bottles from France and Italy as well. The message is "Every wine is good".|
|While we enjoyed sunshine on the vineyards the light and cloud effects over the lake were extraordinary|
|Rose bushes are quite often found at the end of the rows|
This video gives a panoramic view of the terracesIt quickly became evident that it would be an uphill slog to reach the station at Chexbres to get back to Vevey. However, the concrete road was sloping gently downwards and appeared to be heading towards Vevey anyway. We decided to take a chance and continue downhill. The path took us right down the hill and we finished up at Corseau Cornalles close to the lake from where we walked along the road to Vevey.
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