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Tour in Switzerland.


LAKE of Lu Miles, other side by the Lake of Lucerne, or CERN, or Lake of the 4 cantons.

continue your mountain journey to SarSARNEN.

nen; or if you are not disposed to ascend the mountain, you may take a boat; and

after walking about a mile, arrive at the LUZERN. 25 Lake of Luzern, where you engage

another boat which will take you direct to the Hotel de Ville. Town of Luzern; or if the day is before

you, traverse the lake previous to reaching

the town. Arsenal.

The carriage you take to Zug, (if you have one) must meet you at Luzern;

Hotel de Cygne. Cathedral

The scenery on this lake is superb, the bridges are curious, and the town is alto

gether worth seeing : it contains a monu. Library of Cap

ment erected to the Swiss who fell in the uchins.

first French revolution; and in the library

of the Capuchins is the celebrated plan of Pfyffer's Plan. Switzerland, in high relief, by the late Gen

eral Pfyffer. SOMEVILLE,

Someville is a retired country place, surrounded with luxuriant land, where there

is good accommodation. THUN,

25 The drive to this place is through a fine,

fertile and hilly country. The Lake of Thun is very beautiful, and the Town is a very striking object. From this place commences some of the finest scenery in

all Switzerland. INTERLAKEN, As its name implies, is situated between UNTERSEEN. 34

the Lakes of Thun and Brienz, near the old romantic town of Unterseen, which is watered by a rapid river running between the two lakes. Besides the Hotel there




are several Boarding-Houses, which cannot by law take you for less than seven days. The charge is 5fr. per diem. Horses, donkeys, gigs and boats, are kept for the visitors; the number of English residing here at a time being very considerable. The Glaciers are magnificent, and you can drive there and back in one day, which I have included in the above distance. Indeed, I know of no place where a few weeks may be spent more agreeably than at Interlaken. There are also excellent Hotels close to the Glaciers, both at Grin. dlewald and Lauterbrun, where you may revel amidst mountain scenery of the most sublime description,-adding as it were a

key-stone to your stock of awe. 18 The very best town in all Switzerland,

with houses built on arches. The Hotels are good. The walks round the town afford many fine views, particularly from, the terrace near the cathedral, command. ing a view of the Aar. The Cathedral is worth visiting, as is also the Hospital. The Arsenal contains the arms of Wiiliam

18 A very old, romantic town on a high hill

on the Saane or Sarine. The side towards
Berne is truly extraordinary, being per-
pendicular in many parts, and surrounded
by the river. The Cathedral and Jesuit's
College are worthy of notice. There is a
good hotel.
Charmingly situated on the Lake of Gen-


The Town







Vevey or Vivis

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eva, the descent into which for several miles affords good views. It is an agreeable place for residence, as provisions are

cheap, and there is good society. CASTLE OF

12 This ancient fabric is immortalized by CHILLON

Bonvivard, and the British Poet who sang and back to Vevey.

his doom. Approach it poetically or not at all-stone and mortar else have no charm. The drive to it is by the Clarens of Rousseau, through vineyards by the side

of the Lake. LAUSANNE. 21 May be taken by steamboat. It is pleas

antly situated at a short distance from the Ouchi.

Lake, having a sort of port in Ouchi, a

town on the banks. The town is old, the Hotel de Ville

streets steep, yet it contains a number of The Hospital

good houses. The public walks are well

laid out and command fine views. Visit Notre Dame

the Cathedrai. Lausanne was the abode Gibbon's House

of Gibbon and John Kemble, and is much

resorted 10 by the English in the summer La Maison de

months, and indeed for general residence. Force

There is a very excellent hotel. A steamLe Chateau

boat goes every day to Geneva, as well as

to Vevey. There is also a diligence which Cathedral

sets off early every morning for Geneva, and arrives there at eleven. The drive is along the Lake, passing Morges, St. Préx, Rollee, Nyon, Copet, Ferney, and several pleasant villages and chateaux. There is also a diligence which goes three days in

the week to Milan. MOROES

Considerable commerce is carried on here.

Miles. Its port, harbor, and warehouses indicate

enterprize. ROLLE.

A pleasant town with valuable baths. Nyon.

A place of great antiquity. CoРЕТ. .

The château of Necker and Madame de

Staėl. FERNEY.

The château of Voltaire-out of the car.

riage road. GENEVA or 33 At the end of the Lake of the same name. GENF.

The Alps, Mont Blanc, the Jura, frown St. Peter

along the horizon : while the near hills, The Arsenal

which rise on either side of the Lake smile The Academy with verdure. The ramparts are pleasant Ramparts

walks, commanding fine views. There

are several excellent hotels, generally The Theatre

crowded with company; the • Bergues,' is

one of the largest and best in Europe ; and Hotel Secherons

at a distance of one mile is the Hotel Sêcherons, much frequented by the first families, consequently not for a travelling bachelor. Diligences go from Geneva to all parts. Rousseau was born here, as were

also Bonnet and Necker. CHAMOUNI by

60 A small village, in a charming valley at SALENCHE, the base of Mont Blanc, supported by travin order to ascend

ellers. There are two comfortable hotels Mont Blanc. Cascade d'Arpe

where the company generally meet at table

d'hôte. Start early on your ascent, and Les Bains St. Gervais.

reach Montanvert to see the Glaciers, Cascade de

which is a fatiguing operation ; but, by the Chede Lac de Chede assistance of a guide, and if you are not a Le Jardin

pedestrian, by a horse, part of the way, it Le Montanvert Mer de Glace may be well accomplished ; indeed, if you Glacier de Bois

go alone, two guides will be necessary, but


St. Bernard and the Simplon to Italy.


Glacier des

Bossons Cascade de la

Barberine Le Pont St.

Martin Cascade de Bonnant

Col de Balme

over Mount St. BERNARD


Miles. each person must have one at 6fr. each,

and 3fr. for a horse ; and if ladies are of
the party, it may be advisable to have a
chaise, à porteur, for which you pay 20fr.
A whole day must be devoted to this ex-
cursion, which I need not assure you will
amply repay fatigue and expense.
You have now to cross mountains covered
with snow, for which purpose you engage
mules and guides from Chamouni. Stop
at the Convent at the top of Mount St.
Bernard, and there sleep. You then de-

scend to Martinach in the Valais, (Wal40 lis,) where you join the great road to Simp

lon from Geneva. You could now get into Italy over the great St. Bernard by Cite d'Aosta and Ivrea tó Turin. The Val d'Aosta is surprisingly beautiful.



[Note.--If you are not to go Italy, see the route from Martigny to the north of Switzerland and Germany in the second part of this work, where the Swiss tour is reversed.]

Sion, (Sitten)

and SIERRE, (Siders)

across the Simplon to

(See Reichard's


The drive through the Valais is very pleasing. The road through the valley of the Rhone or Rhodan, which extends to Brieg, being along the banks of that river, which it crosses near Riddes, and again at Sierre, amidst fine mountain-scenery. Sierre or Siders is replete with antiquities. From this place the Simplon may be said to commence. It takes nearly a day to cross it; and by starting from Sierre very early in the morning, you reach Domo d'Ossola on the Italian side, about five in the afternoon. Or, if you like to remain


Domo D'Ossola.

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