The historical Chillon Castle

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

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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Why the 48th Montreux Jazz Festival (July 4-19, 2014) is a Can’t-Miss Event

Many of you, especially the music buffs among us, have heard of the Montreux Jazz Festival.  It’s more than famous, being ranked neck and neck with other renowned music festivals like the events held at Montreal, Newport and Monterey. 

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