Category Archives: Montreux

Montreux Jazz Festival 2013

By   November 11, 2019

Montreux Switzerland is famous for many things but is most famous for the Montreux ski resorts and the Montreux festival.  Montreux weather is perfect for attracting skiers who adore skiing in the Switzerland.  Montreux has fantastic ski resorts that attract and cater to the skiing community.  However, once each year Montreux is turned into a huge jazz party.  The Montreux Jazz Festival is world famous among jazz lovers.  Our section on the Festival explains the Festival’s history and how this yearly event came to be held in Montreux each year.  Montreux hotels and tourism officials welcome guests each year to this special event.  The 47th Montreux Jazz Festival will be held beginning on July 5 2013 and running through July 20, 2013 with several new artists and events.

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The historical Chillon Castle

By   November 11, 2019

After you have found your Montreux hotel for your Montreux, Switzerland vacation, you should begin to plan what you will do while visiting this breathtaking part of the world.  There are many attractions in Montreux and the surrounding area.  You will not want to miss the great skiing or the Montreux festival during your stay; however, there is one castle that you must see during your stay – – the Chillon Castle.  With over 1,000 years of history to explore, you will not want to miss this magnificent castle nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps.

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Visit Château de Chillon in Montreux

By   November 11, 2019

If you are looking for something fun to do while visiting Montreux Switzerland, then take a tour of the Château de Chillon.  Located on the eastern tip of Lake Geneva just a mile east of Montreux, this castle is rich with history and full of fascinating architecture and details.  The medieval castle has been preserved though the years and it is great condition, which gives visitors a truly authentic look back through history.  The Savoy family, whose seal still adorns the castle’s towers (a thin red cross), expanded the castle in the 13th century to its current size.  The castle served as both a fortress and a residence for the family.  However, in 1536 the Bernese invaded and conquered the castle in two days making it the residence of the new governor. 

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