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IN A NUTSHELL
WHAT: Montreux.
WHERE: Shores of Lake Geneva, in Western Switzerland.
WHY: World famous Jazz Festival.  Beatiful lakeside destination, with Alps in the background. 
WHEN: Jazz festival happens every July.
HOW: Flights into Geneva, via train or car to Montreux.

Take a look at our Montreux gallery to get a feel for this posh town on the shores of Lake Geneva. 
 
Swimming and lounging platform on Lake Geneva   Jazz Festival stage along the water
Lake Geneva with Montreux in the background   Sailboats plying the waters of Lake Geneva
Spectators and one of the stages at the Montreux Jazz Festival   Lakeside path leading to Montreux
Pedestrian walkway around Lake Geneva   Boats moored along the shore of Lake Geneva
Montreux as seen from a distance   Lake Geneva ferryboat
Tents and vendors set up for the annual Montreux Jazz Festival   Looking out over Montreux during the Jazz Festival
Casino in Montreux   Calm waters of Lake Geneva
Sailing into Montreux   Old hotels in Montreux
Open air stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival   Crowds listening to music in grass at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Drink tents and food stalls during the Jazz Festival   Looking out over Montreux during the Jazz Festival
Lengthening shadows on Lake Geneva   A quiet morning along the shores of Lake Geneva
Spying Freddie Mercury's statue through the fountains at Montruex   Boats moored in Montreux for the Jazz Festival
Shores of Lake Geneva   View of Montreux with the Alps in the background
Peninsula with swim spot west of Montreux   Numerous piers dot the shore west of Montreux
Statue of Freddie Mercury in central Montreux   Montreux with the Swiss Alps in the background
Looking across Montreux and Lake Geneva into France   Vineyards above Montreux and Lake Geneva


Here is a map of Montreux and a few swimming spots along the shores of Lake Geneva.

 

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