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The Swiss Rivera Montreux: Chillon Castle, Montreux Jazz Festival, Freddie Mercury Statue


Montreux City stands out geographically, culturally and historically above all others in Switzerland. It is located on the east shore of Lake Geneva - the second largest lake in central Europe. Also, Montreux is not far from Lausanne - the capital city of the Canton Vaud.

Since the early years of the first half of the 19th century, Montreux has been offering excellent conditions for unforgettable stays to visitors from all around the world. This city can be easily reached from Geneva International Airport during a one-hour-ride.

Due to its exceptionally mild climate and the location near some tropical vegetation, Montreux is the capital of Vaud Riviera. Whenever you are in Montreux, you will see a unique contradictory combination of a Mediterranean city rich with palm trees and pines surrounded by the snowy Swiss Alps.

The city charms its tourists not only by the rare geolocation nestled between the Lake Geneva and the Alps but also with its historical monuments. The visitors and the locals alike can take a stroll while enjoying the native and ascetic plant life, which they pass through. One can wander across the lakefront promenade inhaling the fresh air and admiring the view.

In addition, the visitors can take a moment to relax at one of the pavement cafes or bistros with marvelling the magnificent views of many lakeside houses. For example, the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, which dates back to the Belle Epoque.

A world-famous place is the highly immersive Montreux Music and Convention Center. The monument in the memory of Rock legend Freddie Mercury is also located here. The singer spent his last years living and working in Montreux and died in 1991. The monument can be seen right on the shore of Lake Geneva.

Nestled on the south-east of Montreux, another structure captures the attention of all those who see it. This building is The Castle of Chillon, which is a strategical point that controls the passage between Northern and Southern Europe. It boasts on a rocky island and is one of the most visited castles in Europe and Switzerland with 300 thousand guests annually.

Each year in the month of July, Montreux Jazz Festival turns the city into heaven for Jazz lovers, while hosting famous and still unknown performers, who make all the city sound and breathe Jazz.

The indescribable natural city guarantees a lot of fantastic experiences and adventures on both land and water. One of the many adventures is a visit to the summit of Rochers de Naye. This is a special popular destination in the winter months, as it also offers the same winter sports possibilities as other world-known ski areas.

Regardless of the season or no matter what the reasons for your visit, be it culture, history, culinary or simply the beautiful scenery, Montreux will surely have something to amaze you. Montreux is considered as one of the best places to visit in Switzerland, for offering a charming and peaceful atmosphere to its guests from all around the world.

Travelling and tours in Montreux can become one of your best holidays with Switzerland Tour.

Find below some Montreux sightseeing spots that attract all the guests:

  • - Lavaux Vineyards.
  • - Narcissus Trails.
  • - Fairmont Le Montreux Palace.
  • - Palais Oriental.
  • - Swiss Camera Museum.
  • - Queen Studio Experience.
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