The American International Club of Geneva is hosting a Cultural visit to Château d'Hauteville (Vaud).
An auction of Château d'Hauteville items will take place on September 11/12. One week before, the AIC proposes a private tour to visit the château and its collection. There is an American presence within the 11 generations of the family and auction items will include those related to General Alexander Macomb, who led the Americans to victory in a decisive revolutionary Battle of Plattsburg in 1814.
Bernard Piguet will conduct a private tour of the château and main objects for auction. Guests will then stay on and go through the château with the "crowds" or walk around the 30 hectares of park/garden and its stunning views
Programme of the day:
08H45: Buy ticket "Geneva-Vevey-Château d'Hauteville." Meet Robert, Cultural Events chair, at the Geneva train station, main ticket hall. Train to Vevey departs 09H03, track 4. Look for "AIC" reserved wagon compartment.
At Vevey gare, go to 10H02 GoldenPass train, direction Bloney. Get off at stop "Château d'Hauteville" ( NOT "Hauteville"). Arrive 10:07. Walk to Château.
Drive from Geneva:
Motorway exit Vevey. At large traffic circle (giratoire), follow signs to "Vevey-Center","Le Tour de Peliz" and "H". Under bridge, take immediate LEFT onto Chemin des Boulingrins. Château entrance 50m. on right.
10H30: AIC group gather at Château d'Hauteville
10H45: Tour with Bernard Piquet of Hotel de Vente and auctionier of Chateau sale.
12H47: GoldenPass train to Vevey, or drive into Vevey
13H00: Lunch Hotel des 3 Couronnes, r.d'Italie 49, 1800 Vevey
14H59: train to Geneva, arrive 15:58. (Next train at 16H24)
After lunch, some may want to return to Château to visit the park/gardens.GoldenPass trains at XXH02 and XXH38. Price: CHF 2.40 one-way, valid for 1 hour.
Auction of the contents of the Château is scheduled for weekend September 11 and 12. See here the video of the auction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTlfoKWDY0w
and here the catalogue: http://www.hoteldesventes.ch/fr/ecatalog
Price includes the private tour and the lunch. Not included: train and public transport