A playground for the rich? Montreux looks like a high-end resort town, and why not? It faces beautiful Lake Geneva and has a lovely waterfront promenade stretching many kilometres to impress.
With a beautiful lake setting, hop on a boat and enjoy the cool autumn wind!
Chillon Castle once had a monopoly over the Alps trade route for some 400 years as merchants needed to pass through this area and get taxed. The Medieval fortress was first mentioned in writing in the 12th century.
With such beautiful weather by the lake, I took my chances to go up Les Rochers-de-Naye, a 2042m mountain hovering behind the city. A cog railway goes up some 1600m of ascent in less than an hour. The Swiss Travel Pass allows free travel most of the way up but you need to buy a supplement to reach the highest station.
This was my first dose of experiencing the interesting and ever-changing mountain weather in Switzerland. While it was blue skies and sunny by the coast, an annoying cloud cover lingered around the top of the mountain.
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