Montreux Christmas Market & Beyond

This month I had a flying visit to Montreux.

Set on the shore of Lake Geneva the town is famous for its Jazz Festival.
The journey form Geneva Airport is easy by train as the station is in the

At Christmas there is a Christmas market along the lake front and you can
even see Santa fly over on his sleigh.As you pass by the numerous stalls you
are met by the smells of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and crepes.

There are plenty of things to see and do in Montreux and nearby. Visit
Chillon Castle, see the studio where Queen recorded their songs, take the
chocolate train and do some wine tasting.

At Christmas you can also take the cog railway up to Rochers-de Naye and
visit Santa. From there you have views of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mont Blanc
Mountain ranges During the summer you can also visit an alpine garden.

If you can stay longer the Grand Hotel Suisse-Majestic and the Fairmont
Montreux Palace overlook the lake. Both have spas and the Fairmont also has
indoor and outdoor pools.

by Diane