Montreux is a short train ride around Lake Geneva (sitting on the right hand side of the train from Geneva gives you the best view). This peaceful little town has become well known for it’s jazz festival and amazing views.
Staying in Geneva meant that we could just leave our bags in our Airbnb and go on day trips around Switzerland. Montreux was the first place that we visited, you’ll see from the photos below how nice it is. So nice that Freddie Mercury fell in love with the place, bought the recording studio, recorded his last album there, and eventually retired by the lake. Freddie’s fans still leave flowers beside his statue by the waterfront every day.
If you’re ever in Switzerland, it’s worth getting to Montreux – I can’t rate it highly enough. The lake was so warm to swim in, the market is great and the views are insane.
If you want peace of soul, come to MontreuxFreddie Mercury
Until next time,