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Swiss Vapeur Parc

Route de la Plage, Le Bouveret CH 1897 , Switzerland
+41 24 481 44 10
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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,... more » 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 ! « less
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Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Probably the best place to enjoy Train Rides with - NO WAITING times. Variety of trains - including real STEAM Engines. Kids could spend whole day in the park and may forget the adjacent zoo at all. Most recommended for family with young children.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

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... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

As we paid to go in and I saw what I thought was a rather small area I was wondering if we would even fill an hour here - in fact, it was bigger than I thought, and we spent a very enjoyable afternoon pottering around on trains and admiring a world in miniature. The weather forecast had been grim... More

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hull england
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A realy nice place where you can see a ton of miniature trains. Beautifully kept and a free bike centre next door.

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Scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We visited the parc yesterday with a 3.5 year old girl and a train mad 18 month old boy. It was a really great way to spend a few hours entertaining both the children and us parents. The detail in the buildings etc was fantastic. Enough trains to ensure minimal waits ( never more than a few mins). Train journey... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Great place this, with lots of interesting a trains to ride on. Jump on a train and ride round the park passing replica Swiss buildings, mountains, bridges and other well known landmarks. Very reasonably priced with a small food and drink outlet.

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