Family Trip: Montreux

Montreux is another “Swiss Riviera” destination; though smaller than Lausanne, it has its share of great sights and history.  We walked along the lakeside Quai des Fleurs to the Chateau de Chillon, where it seemed like every 20 feet provided a new photo opportunity.  The castle is famous for the Prisoner of Chillon by Byron, but the castle has a tremendous history in its own right.  We were fortunate to be there during the annual Montreux Jazz Festival, a weeks-long event that features nightly concerts by the biggest names in music.  Food and drink booths, local crafts, and jazz pop-up concerts were active during the day leading up to the main concerts in the evenings – six artists, three stages, every night for three weeks!

Quai des Fleurs Montreux Quai des Fleurs Quai des Fleurs Chateau de Chillon

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