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.
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.
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:
Beautiful architecture and a lot of great fun in Montreux.
There was a great deal of activities on the lake too:
Lots of boating and swimming right by the shore of this beautiful city.
I have more to share from this adventurous trip through Europe, so stay tuned – here are links to the previous posts: