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Dame Claire wine tasting near Lausanne, Switzerland

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Dame Claire wine tasting near Lausanne, Switzerland

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A: Dame Claire wine maker on time off

by John Nayler, 30 meters away

Dame Claire wine maker on time off

Dame Claire wine maker on time off

B: S/S Montreux to Chateau de Chillion

by John Nayler, 1.7 km away

S/S Montreux to Chateau de Chillion

S/S Montreux to Chateau de Chillion

C: Vue sur le Lac Leman

by Philippe Bonzon, 5.0 km away

Vue sur le Lac Leman

D: In the vineyards over Lake Geneva, near Montreux #2

by J-P. Scherrer, 5.1 km away

This is a view of Lake Geneva, from the vineyards, near Montreux, with the french Alps in the backgro...

In the vineyards over Lake Geneva, near Montreux #2

E: Inside the Thai Pagoda in Ouchy, Lausanne

by Alain Tuor, 5.1 km away

This 360 was take from inside the Thai Pagoda in Ouchy, Lausanne, here is a picture of it from outsit...

Inside the Thai Pagoda in Ouchy, Lausanne

H: Underneath the Cedar in Ouchy

by Alain Tuor, 5.3 km away

Underneath the bid cedar, between the International Olympic and the Thai Pagoda, situated in a wondur...

Underneath the Cedar in Ouchy

I: Chexbres

by Philippe Bonzon, 5.3 km away

Chexbres

J: Chexbres

by Philippe Bonzon, 5.4 km away

Panorama fait dans le village de Chexbres, situé au coeur du Lavaux, site inscrit au patrimoine mondi...

Chexbres

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