Three Things Authentically Swiss to Try During Your Stay in Montreux

Switzerland is a country with so much to offer it is difficult to decide what to do when you visit there, and the wonderful little village of Montreux is particularly special in this respect.  Not only is the village rather large and certainly well maintained,  but it is also authentically Swiss to the core. 

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Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Switzerland, like many other small towns in Switzerland, is known for its skiing, being that it is located in one of the many valleys of the famed Swiss Alps.  For this reason many travelers far and wide automatically associate the town with ski vacations, but there is something else in Montreux that has people flocking to the town every year.  The annual Montreux Jazz Festival is not just any jazz festival, but the second largest music festival of any type in the entire world.  The festival features a wide range of genres and musicians performing at a variety of different venues throughout the festival area.  And the area that the festival is held in is unlike most others in which such festivals are held.  Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps make for a backdrop that is as mesmerizing and diverse as the music that will surround you. 

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2013

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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