Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva., not far from Lausanne. It was historically known as Viviscus or Vibiscum. It was mentioned for the first time by the ancient Greek astronomer and philosopher Ptolemy, who gave it the name Ouikos.
Vevey is the site of the world headquarters (but not fiscal HQ) of the food giant Nestlé, founded here in 1867.
Some of the notable people who lived in Vevey have been:
The Confrérie des Vignerons (Brotherhood of Winegrowers) organises the Winegrowers' Festival (Fête des Vignerons) four or five times each century (one per generation) to celebrate its wine-growing traditions and culture. On those occasions an arena for 16,000 spectators is built in the marketplace — the Grande Place, which is the second-biggest marketplace in Europe, after Lisbon, Portugal). The festivals date from the 18th century; the last five were in 1905, 1927, 1955, 1977 and 1999.
The Grande Place is dominated by a magnificent granary "La Grenette" built in 1803 in the Neo-Classical "rustic" style. Behind "La Grenette" can be seen the restaurant ("La Clef") in which Jean-Jacques Rousseau used to eat. The table at which he sat is still to be seen in the restaurant.
St Martin's Church The church, a few minutes' walk away from the Grande Place, contains the bodies of a number of those who condemned King Charles I of England to death - especially that of Edmund Ludlow who escaped to Vevey after the death of Oliver Cromwell.
Also adding to Vevey's notoriety is its importance in Henry James' novel Daisy Miller. Vevey is the setting in which the two main characters, Frederick Winterbourne and Daisy Miller first meet.
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