Chaplin's World, Corsier-sur-Vevey

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Embark on a magical journey through Chaplin's World and prepare to be touched by art and private life of the famous comedian and genius of filmmaking. This former country estate, where the artist spent the last 25 years of his life, opened to public in 2016. Perched on a sunny plateau overlooking Lake Leman and the Alps, the historic mansion and the surrounding park have been completed with an exhibit wing and a Hollywood-style studio. Walk through the well-known scenes from Chaplin's movies replicated in original scale and wax replicas of the artist's iconic characters. Plan your visit to Chaplin's World and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Corsier-sur-Vevey trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Book 2 to 3 hours to visit this museum calmly, on the site of Charles Chaplin's former home in his last 25 years of life. The garden is gingante, it's worth walking all over it. Don't miss this visit if you're in Vevey or Montreux, Chaplin was and you're still a great artist.
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  • Despite a rather high entry price, "Chaplin's World" has, from my point of view, been designed to appeal "to young and old" and I recommend you book a guided tour, you will not regret it.
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  • For me, Chaplin's World was one of the highlights of our trip to Switzerland. I loved seeing old material from him, a small studio set and lots of information on this unique individual. Visiting his house was a great experience too. We really had a blast in this museum. We highly recommend it to anyone that is thinking about visiting Chaplin's World.
  • Awesome visit! I did not know what to expect, but wanted my little girls to appreciate the genius that was Charles Chaplin and hopefully come home and watch with them the movies he had made. And boy, not only did it deliver but I ended up learning a few things about Chaplin himself! The Manor, where Chaplin lived for the last 25+ years of his life, is divided into the Studio and the house, or rather, his professional and private life. The studio experience is simply awesome - very interactive with exhibits you can touch, pose with, costumes from his movies to try, sets from his famous movies - it is really enthralling for all ages. Giant and small TVs are everywhere, showing his movies and scenes on loop. Be prepared to be rooted to your spot several times and laugh out loud! Lots of photo opportunities. Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours, especially if you are visiting with little children. The studio begins with a short film about his work and his life and then you are taken through his childhood with sets from his movies that he recreated from his childhood memories. We all know that he has a tragic childhood, but some bits of it were really tough to read, they brought tears to my eyes. But, like I was talking to my 9 year old, what a brave little boy he was. He picked up whatever job he could get so that he could put bread on the table for his mum and little brother. He was a completely self taught man who learned at every opportunity life gave him, though at that point, it wouldn't have looked like a great one. Did he know where life would take him? True genius.  The house showcases snippets from his personal life - times with family, friends, aristocrats and the wonderful adulation that he received from fans all over the world. It was very heartening to learn that Chaplin lived a rich life towards the end; he deserved every bit of it. What I did not know and shocked me was that the US government revoked his visa (though he lived for 40+ years in America, he did not give up his British citizenship) when he was away in London for a movie premiere. He was believed to be a Communist and that did not augur well with the authorities at that time. Chaplin decided never to live in America again and moved to Switzerland. He was welcomed with open arms in 1972 when he was awarded a honorary Oscar for begging the genius that "turned an industry into an art".  I am intrigued enough to read his autobiography now. But as for Chaplin's World, you must not give it a miss!
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