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The acclaimed Olympics Museum is one of Lausanne's main attractions.
Photo by Deborah Stone

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You don't have to be a celeb to enjoy the star-studded Swiss cities of Lausanne and Montreux

It's hard to imagine what a noted British poet, a famous film actor, a celebrated French fashion designer and the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen could possibly have in common. Yet, each of them - Lord Byron, Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel and Freddie Mercury - all resided, at one point or another, in and around the French-speaking region of Lausanne and Montreux, Switzerland.