Walking The Via Francigena, Stage 48: Lausanne to Vevey

This “Walking The Via Francigena” series of posts follow us, Gail and David, as we continue our walk along the Via Francigena pilgrimage route between Canterbury and Rome. In the fall of 2019, we completed the first leg from London to Canterbury, known as the Chaucer Way, and onward to the small town of Tergnier, France and in 2022 we completed Part Two of our pilgrimage, which took us from Tergnier to Gy, just south of Besançon.

Part Three of our trek is underway once again, this time taking us from Gy, through Switzerland, over the Saint Bernard Pass and into northern Italy, ending our walk in Fidenza.

Be sure to click the play button on Today’s Trailside Chat With David and Gail below to listen to our discussion of the day’s events.   

Walk Date: Aug 12, 2023

Distance: 22.7 km

Elevation Gain: 397 m

Read on to view today’s photos and listen to our trailside chat. At the end, there’s an interactive map showing our complete Part Three route and a comment section.

Today’s Trailside Chat With Gail and David

Today’s chat from Guest House Le Charlot in Vevey. Pictured above is a postcard view of Villa « Le Lac » Le Corbusier, just outside Vevey.
While looking at the photos below, you can listen to our chat about today’s walk. Just press the play/pause button to get started.

Click any image below to view a full-screen slideshow.

Overview map of the route from Gy to Fidenza.

Stage Three Map
Click the map to open an interactive version on AllTrails.com (opens in a new window).

2 thoughts on “Walking The Via Francigena, Stage 48: Lausanne to Vevey

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  1. I’m so pleased that you were able to visit Villa “Le Lac”, and that you both enjoyed it.
    For me, the architectural drawings and images present a modest and somewhat underwhelming place, and yet a visit is surprisingly rich and rewarding.
    Wishing you a safe onward journey.

    1. Thank you for the tip. It was amazing to visit such an interesting site that was no more than a few blocks away from the official Via Francigena trail!

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