The Swiss town Montreux has captured the hearts of thousands of tourists long ago. The magnificent views of snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful lakes, and endless vineyards - this amazing variety of natural landscapes cannot leave visitors indifferent.
Only a few decades ago this place was a small settlement founded on the shore of the Geneva Lake. First tourists appeared here in the middle of the 19th century. Due to amazing nature this area attracted artists and poets who gained inspiration by looking at beautiful mountains and quiet surface of the lake. Each year the number of visitors increased and that fact speeded up the development of the city and its tourism sector.
Nowadays this place is a famous resort of the world scale. Montreux has also been chosen the venue for the annual jazz festival. Here are opened several old music schools, the students of which are happy to demonstrate their skills performing in concerts and taking part in competitions.
Active rest fans will certainly enjoy leisure walks in the mountains; some of the routes imply an overnight stay in a mobile camp. Each year new sports complexes are opened in the resort area, so vacationers have an opportunity to visit tennis courts, try in water skiing or visit the city’s hippodrome. Evening program can be diversified by visiting restaurants and cafes. As wine industry is booming in the city, here are opened several taverns and wine cellars, where you can try different sorts of this popular alcoholic beverage.
When it comes to describing the attractions of Montreux, the most significant architectural site is the Castle of Chillon built in the 13th century. The excursion to its spacious halls and twisting underground will definitely bring a lot of impressions.