EASTER WEEKEND au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond)

🐰 Easter weekend this year falls from Friday 19th until Monday 22nd April 2019. There will be plenty of activities for families 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc 🇫🇷 🇨🇭 (and beyond) . . .

  • 🐣 Chasses aux œufs de Pâques (some in magnificent castle grounds!) . . . I’ll add to this list au fur et à mésure;
  • 🐰 special events over Easter weekend;
  • 🐰 special Easter brunches and lunches (check Le Robinson, Chamonix / Rocky Pop, Chamonix / Hotel Aiguille du Midi, Les Bossons / La Braconne, Sallanches / Barryland in Martigny / Zoo des Marécottes);
  • 🌷 re-opening and special weekend openings of certain parks, buvettes and accrobranches ® . . .

For more ideas for family fun over the Easter weekend (accrobranches ®, 🌷 springtime blossoms & flowers, parks, museums & exhibitions, etc) . . . head over to MBFF articles:


Colour code for listings:

Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz & environs) and Vallorcine

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

Saint-Gervaisles-Bains, Le Fayet, Saint Nicolas de Véroce & environs

Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 🇫🇷

🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭

🇮🇹 Italy 🇮🇹


There are lots of 🐣 Easter egg hunts au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) planned (and you could stage your own, of course!) . . .

Friday 19th April 2019

🇫🇷 Friday 19th April 2019« Pâques au Hameau du Père Noël » – yes – it’s true – here you get to collect Easter eggs and celebrate the arrival of springtime with le Père Noël, la Mère Noël, le Père Fouettard and the Marchand de Sable!!! / children’s storytime and more! / address: 75 rue des Alouettes, 74350, Saint-Blaise / tel: 04 50 32 73 64 / website;

© Le Hameau du Père Noel

🇨🇭🐣 19th until 24th April 2019« Paques à Monstrofun » (Martigny, Switzerland) egg hunts and animations;

© Monstrofun

🇨🇭🐣 Friday 19th April 2019 « Pâques au Swiss Vapeur Parc » (Le BouveretSwitzerland) – the park will be decorated for Easter, so head off and find Capucine’s (the red hen) colourful eggs, which are hidden somewhere in the park! / FREE animations every day / in partnership this year with the Maison Cailler / price: adults CHF17, children (3 to 16 years) CHF14 / opening hours: every day 10h to 18h / address: Swiss Vapeur Parc, 1897, Le Bouveret, Switzerland / tel: +41 (0)24 481 44 10 / website / good to know: located near Aquaparc . . .

🇨🇭🦖🐣 Friday 19th April 2019 – 🦖 « Jurassique Pâques » (Parc Dino-Zoo, Charbonnières-les-Sapins, Switzerland) – from 11h until 18h – with lots of animations! / La chasse aux œufs géante Coquy and new film 4D « Le Monde Perdu »  . . . and new installation T-Rex! / website / address: Parc Dino-Zoo, rue de la Préhistoire, Charbonnières-les-Sapins, Switzerland;

© Parc Dino-Zoo

🇨🇭🐣 Friday 19th April 2019 – « La Grande Chasse aux Œufs Bleus » – Le Musée Henri Nestlé nest (Vevey, Switzerland) – 10h to 18h – for Swiss Easter museum event Pâkomuzé, a treasure hunt, competitions and Easter brunch at Henri Café, at this museum dedicated to the history of Nestlé / balloons and appearances from Quiky rabbit! / price: adults CHF18 and children (6 to 16 years) CHF10, FREE for under 6s / reservations: +41 (0)21 924 40 40 or welcome@le-nest.ch / address: chaussée de la Guinguette 10, 1800, Vevey, Switzerland / more information on website;

© Musée Henri Nestlé – nest

🇨🇭🐣 Friday 19th April « La Course aux Œufs » (Labyrinthe Aventure, Switzerland) – 100 000 eggs to find!

© Labyrinthe Aventure

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Saturday 20th April 2019

🐣 Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019 – Weekend de Pâques Saint-Gervais-les-Bains – bouncy castles, jeux en bois, animation light painting, music, face painting, egg hunts, Braderie de Printemps and more;

🇫🇷🏰🐣 Saturday 20th April 2019 – « La Chasse aux Œufs » (gardens of Château de Ripaille, near Thonon-les-Bains)from 9h until 10h30 – price: 2€ per child / organised by the Secours Populaire du Chablais in the grounds of the castle! / address: Domaine de Ripaille, 83 avenue de Ripaille, 74200, Thonon-les-Bains / good to know: it is a short walk from the castle down to the playground at the port, or you could enjoy the Domaine de Ripaille . . .

🇫🇷🐣 Saturday 20th April 2019« Pâques au Hameau du Père Noël » (Andilly) – yes – it’s true – here you get to collect Easter eggs and celebrate the arrival of springtime with le Père Noël, la Mère Noël, le Père Fouettard and the Marchand de Sable!!! / children’s storytime and more! / address: 75 rue des Alouettes, 74350, Saint-Blaise / tel: 04 50 32 73 64 / website;

© Le Hameau du Père Noel

🇨🇭🐣 until 24th April 2019« Paques à Monstrofun » (Martigny, Switzerland) egg hunts and animations;

© Monstrofun

🇨🇭🐣 Saturday 20th April Chasse aux Œufs (Bourg de Saillon, Switzerland) – 10h30 – this could combine well with a visit to the Bains de Saillon;

© Saillon Tourisme

🇨🇭 🐣 Saturday 20th April 2019 « Pâques au Swiss Vapeur Parc » (Le BouveretSwitzerland) – the park will be decorated for Easter, so head off and find Capucine’s (the red hen) colourful eggs, which are hidden somewhere in the park! / FREE animations every day / in partnership this year with the Maison Cailler / price: adults CHF17, children (3 to 16 years) CHF14 / opening hours: every day 10h to 18h / address: Swiss Vapeur Parc, 1897, Le Bouveret, Switzerland / tel: +41 (0)24 481 44 10 / website / good to know: located near Aquaparc . . .

🇨🇭🐣 Saturday 20th April 2019 – « La Grande Chasse aux Œufs Bleus » – Le Musée Henri Nestlé nest (Vevey, Switzerland) – 10h to 18h – for Swiss Easter museum event Pâkomuzé, a treasure hunt, competitions and Easter brunch at Henri Café at this museum dedicated to the history of Nestlé / balloons and appearances from Quiky rabbit! / price: adults CHF18 and children (6 to 16 years) CHF10, FREE for under 6s / reservations: +41 (0)21 924 40 40 or welcome@le-nest.ch / address: chaussée de la Guinguette 10, 1800, Vevey, Switzerland / more information on website;

© Musée Henri Nestlé – nest

🇨🇭🦖🐣 Saturday 20th April 2019 – 🦖 « Jurassique Pâques » (Parc Dino-Zoo, Charbonnières-les-Sapins, Switzerland) – from 11h until 18h – with lots of animations! / La chasse aux œufs géante Coquy and new film 4D « Le Monde Perdu »  . . . and new installation T-Rex! / website / address: Parc Dino-Zoo, rue de la Préhistoire, Charbonnières-les-Sapins, Switzerland;

© Parc Dino-Zoo

🇨🇭🐣 Saturday 20th April« La Course aux Œufs » (Labyrinthe Aventure, Switzerland) – 100 000 eggs to find!

© Labyrinthe Aventure

🇮🇹 🐣 Saturday 20th April 2019 – Parc Animalier d’Introd (Aosta Valley, Italy) – search for the egg with the golden ticket!

© Parc Animalier d’Introd

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Sunday 21st April 2019

🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019 Domaine des Planards (Chamonix) – eggs to be found in the park!

© Domaine des Planards

🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019 Chasse à l’Œuf (Bois du Bouchet, Chamonix) – in front of Hôtel Aveyron at 15h (3 to 5 years) or 15h45 (6+ years) / lots of animations! / price: 5€, with profit to APE Chamonix Centre;

© APE Chamonix Centre

🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019« Le Robinson Pâques Egg Eggstravaganza » (Le Robinson, Chamonix) – 11h until 17h – FREE Easter egg hunt (ones for children, one for adults!), with a lunch reservation! / also face paints, art & craft, egg painting and more / special Easter menu and BBQ (weather permitting!) / 🎵 live music with Rich Rat / reservations recommended! / address: 309 Prom Des Crèmeries, Chamonix / reservations: 09 50 87 37 46 ;

© Le Robinson, Chamonix

🐣 Sunday 21st April Brunch de Pâques (Rocky Pop, Chamonix) – Easter egg hunt, tombola;

© Rocky Pop

🐣 Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019 – Weekend de Pâques Saint-Gervais-les-Bains – bouncy castles, jeux en bois, animation light painting, music, face painting, egg hunts, Braderie de Printemps and more;

© Saint-Gervais Tourisme

🐣 Sunday 21st April « Chasse aux Œufs de Paques » (Parc des Belles, Praz-sur-Arly) – at 15h – Easter egg hunt at this fabulous playground! / reservations required (see flyer below) / for under 10s;

© Les Belles

🇫🇷🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019 Morillon-Verchaix fêtent Pâques (chasse aux œufs) at Lac Bleu – 14h30 until 16h30 – parents accompany children on this egg hunt! / sign-up on-site!

© Morillon Tourisme

🇫🇷 🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019« Chasse aux Œufs » (TNA Watergames at TNA Cable Park, Arenthon)14h –  FREE, but you need to reserve (see flyer below) / bring basket! / address on flyer;

© Aquaparc de Savoie
🇫🇷🏰🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019 – « Grande Chasse à l’Œuf » (Parc du Château de Voltaire, Ferney-Voltaire, l’Ain)  from 10h to 13h – for children under 10 years, accompanied by an adult / in partnership with Scouts et Guides de France Notre-Dame de la Croix Blanche / search for the colourful eggs in the gardens / price: 3€ per child / address: Parc du Château de Voltaire, allée du Chateau, Ferney-Voltaire (near Geneva) / website / more information: 06 45 14 22 83;
© Parc du Château de Voltaire

🇫🇷🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019« Chasse aux Œufs de Dragons » (Le Grand Filon, near Albertville)14hLe Grand Filon is an old iron mining site, the largest in Savoie! / website / address: La Minière, Saint-Georges-Des-Hurtières / tel: 04 79 36 11 05;

🇫🇷🐻🐣 Sunday 21st until 26th April 2019« Chasse à l’Ours de Pâques » (Musée de l’Ours des Cavernes, Entremont-le-Vieux) – find the bears hidden in the cave, and exchange them for chocolate! / website / address: Musée de l’Ours des Cavernes, Epernay, 73670, Entremont-le-Vieux (near Chambéry);

🇫🇷🦇🐣 Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019« Chasse aux Œufs de Pâques » (Les Grottes de la Balme, Isère) – 10h30 to 16h30 (last entrance) – colourful eggs to locate in the grottes . . . to then exchange for chocolate at the end of the visit! see here / the caves are located 40mins drive to the east of Lyon, 2 hours from Chamonix / the temperature in the caves is between 12° et 15°C all year round (bring jumper) / no dogs allowed, no camera flash / picnic spot at entrance to village, with rain shelter, WC and playground / website reservations: (necessary!) on +33 (0)4 74 96 95 00! / address: rue des Grottes, 38390, La Balme-les-Grottes; 

🇫🇷🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019« Pâques au Hameau du Père Noël » – yes – it’s true – here you get to collect Easter eggs and celebrate the arrival of springtime with le Père Noël, la Mère Noël, le Père Fouettard and the Marchand de Sable!!! / children’s storytime and more! / address: 75 rue des Alouettes, 74350, Saint-Blaise / tel: 04 50 32 73 64 / website;

© Le Hameau du Père Noel

🇫🇷🐣 Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019« Chasse aux Œufs Géante » (La Forêt Enchantée, Sillingy, near Annecy);

© La Foret Enchantée

🇫🇷🐣 Sunday 21st April Chasse aux Œufs (🦇 Grottes de Cerdon) – 12h30 until 16h30 – also prehistoric workshops on offer!

Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019  coup de cœur ❤ « Pâques au Château » (Château de VullierensSwitzerland) – these stunning gardens are opening for the first time over Easter weekend! / on the agenda: a hunt for golden Lindt rabbits, brunch available (reservations), gorgeous irises, a fantasy world! / So, so, so highly recommended by MBFF (article to come!) / website / address: Les Jardins du Château de Vullierens, CH-1115, Vullierens, Switzerland;

© Chateau de Vulluriens

🇨🇭🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019  coup de cœur ❤ « Chasse aux Œufs » (Le Parc Pré Vert, Signal de BougySwitzerland)10h30 (terrasse du restaurant) – the restaurant will be open for Easter weekend and there will be animations / this parc loisirs (the MBFF team LOVES this place!!!) also has: woodland, a large playground, walks, farm animals, deer, picnic areas, workshops, a theatre, a parc aventure, a mini-golf, an indoor play centre for rainy days, a whole programme for families . . . all with a splendid view of Lac Léman and snowy peaks!  / website / address: route du Signal, 1172, Bougy-Villars, Switzerland / tel: +41 58 568 31 50

© Signal de Bougy

🇨🇭🦌🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019« Course aux Œufs » (Zoo des Marécottes, Switzerland)from 10h15 until 11h15 – set Easter lunch at the restaurant on-site from midday / getting there: see hereRailAway offer combines train journey and entry to the animal park, see here / reservations and information: +41 (0)27 761 15 62 / address: rue des Combasses 3, 1923, Les Marécottes, Switzerland;

© Zoo des Marécottes
© Zoo des Marécottes

🇨🇭🐣 until 24th April 2019« Paques à Monstrofun » (Martigny, Switzerland) egg hunts and animations;

© Monstrofun

🇨🇭🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019 « Pâques au Swiss Vapeur Parc » (Le BouveretSwitzerland) – the park will be decorated for Easter, so head off and find Capucine’s (the red hen) colourful eggs, which are hidden somewhere in the park! / FREE animations every day / in partnership this year with the Maison Cailler / price: adults CHF17, children (3 to 16 years) CHF14 / opening hours: every day 10h to 18h / address: Swiss Vapeur Parc, 1897, Le Bouveret, Switzerland / tel: +41 (0)24 481 44 10 / website / good to know: located near Aquaparc . . .

🇨🇭🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019 – « La Grande Chasse aux Œufs Bleus » – Le Musée Henri Nestlé nest (Vevey, Switzerland) – 10h to 18h – for Swiss Easter museum event Pâkomuzé, a treasure hunt, competitions and Easter brunch at Henri Café at this museum dedicated to the history of Nestlé / balloons and appearances from Quiky rabbit! / price: adults CHF18 and children (6 to 16 years) CHF10, FREE for under 6s / reservations: +41 (0)21 924 40 40 or welcome@le-nest.ch / address: chaussée de la Guinguette 10, 1800, Vevey, Switzerland / more information on website;

© Musée Henri Nestlé – nest

🇨🇭🦖🐣 Sunday 21st April 2019 – 🦖 « Jurassique Pâques » (Parc Dino-Zoo, Charbonnières-les-Sapins, Switzerland) – from 11h until 18h – with lots of animations! / La chasse aux œufs géante Coquy and new film 4D « Le Monde Perdu »  . . . and new installation T-Rex! / website / address: Parc Dino-Zoo, rue de la Préhistoire, Charbonnières-les-Sapins;

© Parc Dino-Zoo

🇨🇭 🐣 Sunday 22nd AprilLa Course aux Œufs (Labyrinthe Aventure, Switzerland) – 100 000 eggs to find!

© Labyrinthe Aventure

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Monday 22nd April 2019

🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019 – Balade Gourmande de Pâques Sallanches & environs – 14h30 until 16h – with Terre 2 Savoie / ” Et pourquoi pas une CHASSE AUX OEUFS lors d’une BALADE GUIDEE et . . .  forcément GOURMANDE !!?? Le lundi de Pâques est dédié cette année aux petits et grands curieux, qui auront envie de débusquer quelques gourmandises cachées au coeur des coteaux de Sallanches ! Nous les trouverons, bien camouflées parmi les différents éléments de notre patrimoine traditionnel de Savoie que nous rencontrerons en chemin … et que j’expliquerai aux parents et aux enfants bien sûr ! ” / price: adults 11€, children up to 14 years 8,50 € / reservations: 06 44 00 84 71 / website;

© Terre 2 Savoie / Sallanches Tourisme

🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019« Grande Chasse aux Œufs de Pâques » ( Le Parc en Folie, Sallanches) reservations required (Sabrina): 06 37 16 47 32 / FB page; / opening hours over the Easter holidays: from Saturday 13th until 28th April, 7j sur 7j from 10h until 19h;

Le Parc en Folie © Le Parc en Folie

🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019 – Weekend de Pâques (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) – bouncy castles, jeux en bois, animation light painting, music, face painting, egg hunts, Braderie de Printemps and more;

© Saint-Gervais Tourisme

🇫🇷🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019 – Chasse aux Œufs (Samoëns) – the traditional egg hunt, at 11h / departure la Grenette and egg hunt in centre of town;

© Samoëns Tourisme

🇫🇷 🐻 🐣 Monday 22nd until 26th April 2019« Chasse à l’Ours de Pâques » (Musée de l’Ours des Cavernes, Entremont-le-Vieux) – find the bears hidden in the cave, and exchange them for chocolate! / website / address: Musée de l’Ours des Cavernes, Epernay, 73670, Entremont-le-Vieux (near Chambéry);

🇫🇷🦇🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019 – « Chasse aux Œufs de Pâques » (Les Grottes de la Balme, Isère) – 10h30 to 16h30 (last entrance) – colourful eggs to locate in the grottes . . . to then exchange for chocolate at the end of the visit! see here / the caves are located 40mins drive to the east of Lyon, 2 hours from Chamonix / the temperature in the caves is between 12° et 15°C all year round (bring jumper) / no dogs allowed, no camera flash / picnic spot at entrance to village, with rain shelter, WC and playground / website reservations: (necessary!) on +33 (0)4 74 96 95 00! / address: rue des Grottes, 38390, La Balme-les-Grottes; 

🇫🇷🐣 Monday 22nd (and until 28th) April 2019« Pâques au Hameau du Père Noël » – yes – it’s true – here you get to collect Easter eggs and celebrate the arrival of springtime with le Père Noël, la Mère Noël, le Père Fouettard and the Marchand de Sable!!! / children’s storytime and more! / address: 75 rue des Alouettes, 74350, Saint-Blaise / tel: 04 50 32 73 64 / website;

© Le Hameau du Père Noel
© Hameau du Père Noël

🇫🇷🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019« Chasse aux Œufs Géante » (La Forêt Enchantée, Sillingy, near Annecy);

© La Foret Enchantée

🇨🇭🐶🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019❤ coup de cœur  Lundi de Pâques au Barryland (Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard, Martigny) – 10h until 17h – Saint-Bernard puppies and dogs, a great interactive museum, Easter workshops, a chasse aux œufs with a St-Bernard . . . what more could you want? / Easter programme 2019 / with participation of Läderach / ❤ this Easter bonanza comes highly recommended by the MBFF team (we went two years ago and came home with great memories and plentiful chocolate treats!) / price: CHF5 per child for animations, plus entrances to museum / address: Barryland, Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard, rue du Levant 34, 1920, Martigny, Switzerland / tel: +41 (0)27 720 49 20 / website / good to know: please note that the museum is located on a busy main road, so please be very careful near the entrance with small children!

© Barryland

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🇨🇭🐣 Monday 22nd April 2019   coup de cœur ❤ « Pâques au Château » (Château de VullierensSwitzerland) – these stunning gardens are opening for the first time over Easter weekend! / on the agenda: a hunt for golden Lindt rabbits, brunch available (reservations), gorgeous irises, a fantasy world! / So, so, so highly recommended by MBFF (article to come!) / website / address: Les Jardins du Château de Vullierens, CH-1115, Vullierens, Switzerland;

© Chateau de Vulluriens

🇨🇭🐣 Monday 22nd (and until 28th) April 2019 – « Pâques au Swiss Vapeur Parc » (Le BouveretSwitzerland) – the park will be decorated for Easter, so head off and find Capucine’s (the red hen) colourful eggs, which are hidden somewhere in the park! / FREE animations every day / in partnership this year with the Maison Cailler / price: adults CHF17, children (3 to 16 years) CHF14 / opening hours: every day 10h to 18h / address: Swiss Vapeur Parc, 1897, Le Bouveret, Switzerland / tel: +41 (0)24 481 44 10 / website / good to know: located near Aquaparc . . .

🇨🇭🐣 until 24th April 2019« Paques à Monstrofun » (Martigny, Switzerland) egg hunts and animations;

© Monstrofun

🇨🇭🐣 Monday 22nd (and until 28th) April 2019 – « La Grande Chasse aux Œufs Bleus » – Le Musée Henri Nestlé nest (Vevey, Switzerland) – 10h to 18h – for Swiss Easter museum event Pâkomuzé, a treasure hunt, competitions and Easter brunch at Henri Café, at this museum dedicated to the history of Nestlé / balloons and appearances from Quiky rabbit! / price: adults CHF18 and children (6 to 16 years) CHF10, FREE for under 6s / reservations: +41 (0)21 924 40 40 or welcome@le-nest.ch / address: chaussée de la Guinguette 10, 1800, Vevey, Switzerland / more information on website;

© Musée Henri Nestlé – nest

🇨🇭🦖🐣 Monday 22nd (and until 28th) April 2019 – 🦖 « Jurassique Pâques » (Parc Dino-Zoo, Charbonnières-les-Sapins, Switzerland) – from 11h until 18h – with lots of animations! / La chasse aux œufs géante Coquy and new film 4D « Le Monde Perdu »  . . . and new installation T-Rex! / website / address: Parc Dino-Zoo, rue de la Préhistoire, Charbonnières-les-Sapins, Switzerland;

© Parc Dino-Zoo

🇨🇭 🐣 Monday 22nd (and until 28th) April – « La Course aux Œufs (Labyrinthe Aventure, Switzerland) – 100 000 eggs to find!

© Labyrinthe Aventure

🐣 La Maison du Lieutenant (Servoz) 🐣

© Servoz Tourisme
🐣 La Ferme les Montagnards GAEC (Ormaret, Combloux) 🐣

This fabulous pedagogic farm and shop in Ormaret offers plenty of creative workshops over the school holidays, including visiting the farm animals and collecting REAL eggs! Here are some of the workshops on offer (after Easter weekend):

  • Tuesday 23rd AprilPain et z’Animaux (bread-making and animal visits) – 9h until 12h AND 13h30 until 16h30 / price: 20 €;
  • 🐣 Wednesday 24th April Easter egg box decoration and egg-hunt / at 16h / price: 6€;
  • Wednesday 24th April a basket with two carrots! / 14h until 15h and 25h until 16h / price: 6€;
  • farm visits en famille on Tuesdays and Thursdays;
reservations with Delphine: 06 21 02 18 19 / FB page;

FESTIVALS & EVENTS over EASTER WEEKEND (chronological order) :

🇨🇭 « Pakomuzé » (Switzerland) 🇨🇭

when? from 13th until 28th April 2019 / during the Swiss Easter holidays, creative activities and workshops for families and children in the Vaud, at the museums and castles / 41 museums and locations are taking place for this 14th edition / lots of FREE activities / see here for booking & programme;

© pakomuze
🇨🇭 Chaplin’s World : « Au Cirque avec Charlot » (Vevey, Switzerland) 🇨🇭

when? from 13th until 28th April 2019 / located above Vevey and with 3000m2 of grounds, this unique centre was Charlie Chaplin’s home and gardens / today, it is an interactive museum that tells the life of the cinematic icon Charles Spencer Chaplin . . . a temple to one of the great 20th century artists! Over the spring holidays: « Au Cirque avec Charlot » – a circus, to commemorate Charlie Chaplin (130 years since his birth!) at Chaplin’s World! / in collaboration with l’École de cirque l’Alchimie, a circus tent will be set up in the grounds, ambience 1920s . . . / shows: 30mins long at 11h, 14h and 16h (no shows Thursdays 18th and 25th April!); programme here / for little ones, Chasse au Trésor de Pâques = Cailler chocolates to be found in the museum! (for chilren 5 to 12 years) / see website for more details and prices / address: route de Fenil 2, 1804, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland;

© Chaplin’s World
🎨 « Les Petits Princes du Printemps » (Megève) 🎨

when? from 15th until 28th April 2019 / where? Place du Village, Megève / price: FREE!

© Megève Tourisme

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🇫🇷🏰 « Les Légendes de Menthon » – Fête Médiévale & Fantastique (Château Menthon-Saint-Bernard) 🏰 🇫🇷

when? 20th, 21st & 22nd AND 27th & 28th April 2019 / the association Il était une fête introduce you to knights, princesses, troubadours and fantasy . . . with legends and music too! / medieval costumes and horse shows and night spectacle / more information here;

© Château de Menthon

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🇨🇭 « PÂKOCHÂTO ! » (Château de Chillon, Switzerland) 🇨🇭

when? Sunday 21st April 2019, from 10h to 16h / as part of the Pâkomuzé initiative (FREE museums and workshops in Switzerland over the Swiss Easter holidays), children can create their own bonhomme aromatique to take home! / continuous workshop, lasting 45 minutes) / for children 4 to 12 years with family (children must be accompanied) / wear warm clothes! / small buvette, no picnics / price: CHF5 (+ entrance to castle) and adults CHF12,50 / no reservations required! / address: 21 avenue de Chillon, Veytaux-Chillon, Vaud, 1820, Switzerland / tel: +41 21 966 89 10 / website;

© Château de Chillon

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🇮🇹 « Foire de la Pâquerette » (Courmayeur, Italy) 🇮🇹

when? Monday 22nd April / artisan market and folkloric music, full of colour for Easter Monday / where? in the centre of Courmayeur;

© Courmayeur Tourisme
© Courmayeur Tourisme

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