Swiss Vapeur Parc

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Swiss Vapeur Parc
Leaving chablais city.jpg
Two trains leaving the fictional "Chablais City"
LocationLe Bouveret, Valais, Switzerland
Coordinates46°23′00″N 6°51′30″E / 46.38333°N 6.85833°E / 46.38333; 6.85833Coordinates: 46°23′00″N 6°51′30″E / 46.38333°N 6.85833°E / 46.38333; 6.85833
OpenedJune 6, 1989
Operating seasonApril through November
Area17'000 m² (4.2 acres)
Total1 (as it is a train circuit)
  • 6 Trains running on Benzine
  • 9 Steam Trains
WebsiteSwiss Vapeur Parc

The Swiss Vapeur Parc is a miniature park in Le Bouveret, a village on Lac Léman, Switzerland. It was opened on June 6, 1989, by an International Festival of Steam (therefore steam trains). When the park opened its total surface area was 9000 m2 (2.2 acres), but the park expanded and as of 2007, the park covers a surface area of 17'000 m2 (or 4.2 acres). In 1989, the park possessed only 2 locomotives (one running on benzine and one on steam). As of 2007, the number of trains running on benzine has sextupled while the number of steam trains has increased to 9 trains. By March 31, 2007, the Park has had 2'126'000 visitors.

Every June the park is host to the International Steam Festival.

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