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MONTREUX ON LAKE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
HOW TO GET TO MONTREUX
In my opinion, the best way to get to Montreux is by train. We usually arrive in Geneva and take the train from the airport straight to Montreux. The train ride is very scenic, you will be traveling east so make sure to sit on the right and you will be rewarded with the lake views.
Once you get to the Montreux station, which is right in the middle of town, you can exit the station and hire a cab or use their local bus service which is pretty good.
WHAT TO DO IN MONTREUX
Walk along the lake- Montreux has a wonderful promenade. From the train station area it is aproximately 1.8 miles (3kms) to Chateau Chillon. You will have lake views all along the way and hotels where you can stop for coffee or a nice lunch. The promenade is lined with flowers and works of art and in the summer sometimes there is outdoor music.
DAY TRIPS FROM MONTREUX
If you are willing to train or drive a little further away for a day trip I suggest visiting Geneva, Paris or Milan. I have done these by train and even though a single day is not enough in any of these cities it can still be worth it. If you are traveling with kids, the Aquaparc at Le Bouveret is a lot of fun- this is always a hit with my kids.