Norwegians visiting Montreux by Lake Geneva in Switzerland

The charm of Montreux’s setting – at the most popular resort on Lake Geneva – depends on its variety of geography and vegetation, ranging from the gardens on the lakeside, through the Alpine meadows and forests around Caux and Les Avants, to the lofty peaks of the Rochers de Naye.

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With a magnificent view and an unusually mild climate, the city extends for some 6km along the shores of the lake, incorporating a number of smaller places which were formerly independent communes.
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For a Norwegian – who loves nature and mountainous landscapes – it was overwhelmingly beautiful travelling through the Alps. My wife DianeCA and I, went by car with TorAa and his wife Anna from the adventurous blog gathering at Claudie and Pierre in Ollioules, South France (see links to my posts from the gathering at the end of this post!).
While at it, driving through Europe back to Norway, we had a short visit in Switzerland and the closer we got Montreux, the more we talked about our dear blog friend Jen at Expatraveler. This is where she used to live while she was an expat in Switzerland. With our own eyes, we could see she’s not exaggerating at all when reporting how beautiful this area is. I’m sure she would have loved to be our tour guide and thoroughly enjoyed both the company and the laughs :-)

Let me share some photos taken from the city:
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Beautiful architecture and a lot of great fun in Montreux.
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There was a great deal of activities on the lake too:
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Lots of boating and swimming right by the shore of this beautiful city.

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I have more to share from this adventurous trip through Europe, so stay tuned – here are links to the previous posts:

1: Building friendships at Blog Gathering in South France
2: Blog Gathering at Ollioules in Provence France
3: Blog Gathering in Provence France visits Le Castelle

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  1. What, no food? Just kidding. What a beautiful place indeed. Hubby wants to retrace his army years in Germany where he visited many different countries. I get to go too he says.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Diane. :)

  2. I went there with my parents when I was a little girl and I keep wonderful memories about our trip! I see you had such a nice time driving back home! Here temperature of water is about 27°C and this morning I visited the fishes in Bandol! i hope still nice moment like that before the schoolyear begins in a few days!

  3. Hehehe… I have such good memories of this place… I studied in nearby Lausanne for four years…. probably the best years of my life… (sigh!)
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane….

    Looks like you had fantastic weather when you went there….

  4. The first picture is truly amazing. Wow, the colors and the view!

    I must admit I don’t know this part at all, and I can see I missed something.

  5. Ok – no fair, I’m like 10th to post already! What incredible photos! Should I say it again, I just love the photos and oh you did it, you did take a photo of the house I USED to live in! Yes! It is located in that incredible second photo, up 2 levels in a straight line of houses from the yellow awning. I think it is the peachy colored house.

    And I am glad your photos look as charming as I always see and remember it on my visits. :)

    Thanks again for featuring my city.

  6. switzerland right? What a beautiful beach , I believe this is the best place from your articles, maybe you can provide some other information on switzerland ..

  7. Maybe you can help me, please tell me that you are using a regular camera and not still the Nokia ;)

    I still use my Nokia mobile phone on regular bases (and tell in the post when I do), but on this trip and all the pics on this post, I used my Nikon Coolpix S2 ;)

  8. Dear Renny,
    I’m so happy we had time to visit Montreux, thanks to our common effort driving back North from the unforgetable blogger meeting “chez” Claudie and Pierre.

    It was a beautiful time strolling Lakeside in beautiful Montreux.
    — And as you said, we talked about Jen. Wish she could have stayed with us.

    A very memorable post. (mine about Montreux will come when the Fall has arrived here in Norway)

    Funny to think about: You are posting about the return from the blogger reuninion, while I’m only half way down, in the home of George Sand. She was far ahead regarding womans liberation.

  9. Renny….this place is beautiful. I think I could stare at the pictures all day! I think this was my fav postof yours.

    Lots of love,

  10. I enjoyed visiting Montreux with you. Years ago a friend gave me a tee-shirt saying “jazz in Montreux” and I also have a CD of a jazz band playing there. So now I can listen to the music and picture the town in my mind. Thank you for that.

  11. Hello Renny! Congratulations on receiving an obviously well-deserved award. Jackie made a great choice, and I’m thrilled to see it being passed on, particularly to great bloggers.

    You have a really nice blog here. I loved reading about, and living vicariously through your trips. Your photographs are stunning, and you seem like a very pleasant person. It’s nice to meet you, too.

    Oh, and you wrote a nice awards presentation. Thank you for the shout out to my blog. I looked and looked, but I couldn’t find a place to leave a comment. So I decided to leave one here, and I’m glad I did because I enjoyed taking in all the sights.

    Cheers to you and yours,


  12. I see that there are many places left to visit! I’m glad you have done some of it for me. I would undoubtedly have visited that old steamer a bit closer.

  13. Wow, what a wonderful place! Looks like it has everything – sunshine, gorgeous landscapes, lovely architecture and nice people! Thanks so much for sharing, Renny!

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  15. Switzerland is such a beautiful country! I wish to visit it one day! Lake Geneva is awesome! can I swim in it? :P

    Of course you can swim – I was very tempted to do it myself, but we did not had the time.

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  17. I have to travel also …

    Is there room in your vehicule for a girl and her Great Dane?

    I have to take him Home.

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