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“Kids love it, adults too!”
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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Kids love it, adults too!”
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 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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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A very charming afternoon out”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

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 so there weren't many people around when we got there (later on the sun came out and there were queues for the trains). Several trains to ride on - different stops - pleasant little walks - picnic areas - a cafe (hot meals, usual unimaginative kids offering of nuggets, sausage and chips (with not a vegetable for them in sight!!) but I had a very passable lasagne and salad. ) We were only passing and came here completely on the spur of the moment, but we all had a lovely time. I wouldn't say this is worth a day trip however as you could be in an out in an hour or two. Attention to detail on the replica models is very good - a nice feel good factor in an old fashioned outing kind of way!

Visited August 2013
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hull england
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cool place for kids.”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

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

Visited July 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great family visit”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

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 was long enough for parents to relax with very happy children.

Eating was fine - not gourmet but pretty reasonable.

Will certainly return again - a really good find v

Visited August 2013
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great fun with or without kids”
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.

Visited August 2013
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