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Thanks to its extraordinarily mild climate, Montreux can be called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. The region is characterized by a vegetation of pines, cypresses and palm trees that are more generally found around the Mediterranean basin. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and many other world-renowned personalities have lived or are still living on the Vaud Riviera. A long flowery walk along the lake leads from Vevey via Montreux to Chillon Castle. Cultural events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as countless opportunities for excursions into the mountainous hinterland or on the lake make this city a popular excursion and holiday destination. Many buildings from the golden age of the Belle Époque line the lake shore, including the sumptuous Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. The city also has the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C).
Things to do
- Rochers-de-Naye – the Rochers-de-Naye cogwheel train leads, after a 1600-metre drop, to one of the most beautiful panoramic peaks in Western Switzerland.
- Golden Pass Line – this panoramic train runs from Montreux via Gstaad to the Bernese Oberland, with a connection to Lucerne.
- Croisière sur le lac Léman – boats, some of which are still powered by paddlewheels, transport visitors to all the picturesque spots along the lake.
- Château de Chillon – built on a rocky islet by the lake, protected by walls and towers; to be seen: the prison where Bonivard was imprisoned for four years, a character that Lord Byron immortalized in 1816 in his famous poem "Prisoner of Chillon". The castle is now a museum.
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