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A professional painter and his palette would find it difficult to communicate the natural splendour of Montreux’s surroundings; Lake Geneva‘s surface sparkles in the midday sun while the grapes of verdant vineyards glisten. The snow-capped spires of the Alp mountain range gaze solemnly over this aesthetically delightful arrangement, one which is only enhanced by the quaint beauty of the town. Wander the flower filled lake promenade, visit commanding castles or admire the fabulous façade of a pristine palace; however you decide to spend your serene Swiss sojourn, you’re sure to be enamoured and enriched by Montreux.
A gentle stroll down the picturesque promenade of the town will lead wanderers to Chillon Castle, a flagrant fortress shrouded in mystery and local legend. The castle enjoys an isolated location upon a rugged and rocky island off the shore, and featured a prison famous for incarcerating Bonivard. The castle inspired Lord Byron to write his epic poem The Prisoners of Chillion, the lines of which perfectly capture the intriguing desolation of the monument.
One of Switzerland’s most alluring attractions begins in the sparkling town of Montreux; the Rochers de Naye is a railway line that journeys through some of the region’s most spectacular scenery at a languid and leisurely pace. Visual highlights include magnificent mountains, the sprawling Lake Geneva and beautiful botanical gardens, all of which can be visited separately.
Enjoying a luscious location upon the shore of Lake Geneva, the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is hailed as one of Switzerland’s most prestigious hotels. Its gorgeous gourmet restaurants offers diners the chance to eat in one of the town’s most beautiful locations; sit upon the terrace to observe the breath-taking beauty of the surrounding nature. Signature dishes include veal tenderloin, sea bass tartar and green asparagus risotto. (Av. Claude-Nobs 2,1820 Montreux, Switzerland)