On the former country estate of the Chaplin family, “Manoir de Ban” in Corsier-sur-Vevey, a whole new world
around the man with the bowler hat has been opened. And it’s here in the manor house with huge park that
visitors learn of his private life while in the new building focus is on Chaplin’s artistic works.
One could well proclaim that movies such as “Limelight”, “The Great Dictator” or “Modern Times” form the
cultural canon of the 20th century. Equally as famous is the protagonist Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin. The
London-born comedian spent the last 25 years of his life on the sunny plateau above Vevey.
The “Manoir de Ban” estate is open to the public. The mansion and the 14-hectare park with unobstructed
views of the Lac Léman provide insight into everyday life of the Chaplins. And in the newly built exhibition hall,
the artistic creations of the director and actor staged with most modern museum didactic in the form of
original film decors, a section room and a multi-media theater are the makings of a highly entertaining Charlie
Getting there: Public Transport from Vevy Train Station take bus number 212 (stop Chaplin).