Along The Eastern Shore Of
The lake, from French also known as Lac Léman, fits many great places and sites along its 200 km long shore and is home to famous festivals and yacht clubs. In this post, I give you an insight into two coastal cities, Vevey, Montreux and Chillon Castle, the most visited Swiss monument.
Lake Geneva (from French also known as Lac Léman) is among the largest lakes in Western Europe. It’s situated right on the Swiss-French border that runs in the middle of the lake. Several notable festivals take place in the area ranging from music to sports and wine. A nearby medieval castle even inspired Lord Byron to write his famous poem The Prisoner of Chillon.
Artwork In Waves
The city of food, milk chocolate, and Charlie Chaplin offers pleasing mountain views on its lakeside lined with statues. Walking on the shore promenade, you meet a bronze statue of Charlie Chaplin and even a large fork in the water.
Swiss Medieval Gem
Chillon Castle is located close to Montreux and attracts more than 300 000 visitors every year. The site inspired Lord Byron to write his poem The Prisoner of Chillon. Come to explore its dungeons and endless staircases to feel true history upon you.
Swing in Jazz Rhythms
Not only the city offers great lakeside promenades but is famous for its annual music festivals, particularly Jazz Festival. It’s not a coincidence that Freddie Mercury settled down in Montreux to record his songs in this musical environment.