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In the village of Aigle, several historical sights can be visited, including the Church of St Maurice founded in 1138 (Eglise du Cloître) and rebuilt in the 15th century. Around the village of Aigle, there are wine cellars to visit and wine-tasting organized by owners. There are also many walking paths through the vineyards. Make sure to visit the Château d'Aigle (photo above). You are not far from Le Bouveret (Swiss Vapeur Parc listed below or Aquaparc in our article about swimming pools). 

Centre Mondial du Cyclisme
Ch. de la Mêlée 12
1860 Aigle
024 468 58 85
Guided photographic tour around the velodrome dedicated to the history of the Tour de France. Free visit of the hall of fame. Groups welcome upon prior reservation. You can have a “Track initiation” for groups of 5-6 people at Fr. 50.-/person for one hour. Watch the athletes cycling in the wooden velodrome at top speed! Or see them practicing on BMX bikes on the super olympic track. Open weekdays 7h30-19h, Saturday 9h-19h, Sunday 11h-19h. Restaurant on premises. Check before going.


Jim’s British Market and British Airways have joined together to offer you the best of Great Britain!

From the 6 October, 2014, it is possible to claim a 15% rebate on your next British Airways flight from Geneva to the UK (Economy or Business class), if you are a customer at Jim's.

The offer is valid on flights booked before 31st December 2014 and tickets are valid for one year.  You can book an unlimited number of flights and receive the same discount for onward UK destinations.


As the Spring weather returns, what better time to treat yourself to a weekend break with family or friends? With the lake and mountains on your doorstep, you really don’t need to spend hours in the car traveling to your destination – in fact you don’t even need to drive! The Swiss train network covers most popular resorts along Lake Geneva, and if you choose your hotel carefully, then a pleasant 2 minute stroll is all you need to reach your destination!

For total relaxation, comfort, convenience and stunning views, we recommend you stay at the Eurotel Montreux.  Situated right on the lake front in Montreux, near to the railway station but with its own underground car park, this luxury 4-star hotel offers customers a warm welcome in a stylish setting.  The entrance foyer, restaurant and breakfast rooms, as well as many of the bedrooms have recently been redecorated – indeed, when I went to stay there at Easter with my family there was still a pervading smell of leather from the new furnishings!

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The luxury family holiday company, Country Kids, is once again offering a special discount to knowitall.ch clients. This year, our clients can expect to receive a € 300 discount on the standard weekly rate, for all April stays booked, as well as a free bottle of champagne on arrival.

First featured on the knowitall.ch website in 2011, and again in 2013, Country Kids was recently recognised by the UK's Daily Telepgraph as one of the top 4 European resorts for families with young kids, and was voted by Mumsnet as the Top European Family Resort for 2013.  Located on a beautiful country estate amongst the vineyards and olive groves of Southern France, the company has a great program of Easter activities lined up for the rapidly approaching April holidays, including egg hunts, a special Easter parade, Easter bonnet making, eggshell mosaic creations, and a range of games for older kids with real eggs, that may apparently get quite messy!


For one day only, download the App for free on 1 August, Swiss National Day

Following on from the useful App we mentioned recently for travelers in and out of Geneva airport, we have just received news about another handy little App for anyone traveling through Switzerland.

Called "Switzerland Traveler", the App is ideal for anyone holidaying in the country, or local expats keen to get to know the country a little better, and provides a comprehensive and portable travel guide to covering the most popular and interesting sights, trips, activities, cities and experiences of Switzerland.

Launched on iTunes at the beginning of July, the App and has been produced by local travel writer, Sally O'Brien, in conjunction with an American developer of travel guide applications called Sutro Media (www.sutromedia.com).