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Nov 30, 2016 - Montruex - Chillon Castle & Xmas markets

Quick check in (fantastic view from my room - more about that later) off to explore. Navigating Swiss transport - pro now :-) Chillon Castle - haunt of Lord Byron (now Shirley Wall). Queen, The Studio Experience - memorable exhibition. Xmas markets - fab atmosphere- shopping & food

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Where is Shirley?

Nov 30, 2016 - Interlaken to Montruex

Minus 4C overnight - no problem, these hotels are prepared for it. Delicious lazy breakfast. Checked my suitcase fwd to Zermatt. Travelling light for next 2 days. Golden Pass Panorama train here I come. Fabulous views from my VIP seat at the front of the train. Breaktaking around Lake Thun. Through valleys, over high alpine passes and then popping out of a long tunnel to the WOW factor high above Lake Geneva.

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Where is Shirley?

Jun 28, 2016 - Montreux

Weather: Hot and Sunny Today we headed back into Switzerland along the north side of Lake Geneva to Montreux. In the 19th century writers, artists and musicians flocked to this lakeside resort and it has remained popular ever since. We walked the lovely Chemin Fleuri (Flower Path) from Montreux to Chateau de Chillon enjoying the crystal clear lake, the flowers and views of the mountains. On returning to Montreux we found the Queen Studio Experience. Queen recorded 7 albums in the studio. The studio now tells the story of Queen and also...

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Jun 13, 2016 - Chateau Chillon and Montreux

Day 3 – Chateau Chillon & Montreux – June 13, 2016 This morning we set our phone alarms to go off at 6:45AM – but for some reason we got a wake-up call at 6:23AM (and so did a few others in our group). Bags out at 7AM and we went down for breakfast. It was the usual variety – fruit, juice, sausages, bacon, crepes, eggs, bread, cheese, meats, rolls etc. The challenge today was to figure out how to work the coffee machine (that was not in English). The waitress only spoke French – so that made it super challenging. I stuck with fruit...

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Dec 23, 2014 - Montreux

Tuesday 23 December Weather in Montreux: A stunning blue dome day 11° Steps: 8,270 Tuesday saw the whole Albatross contingent up for an early breakfast, as we were all booked in for a day trip to Montreux. Carriages and seats were booked on the scenic train from Interlaken, and there was an air of excitement as we all walked down to catch our train. The journey to Montreux was beautiful, and the weather crisp and clear. The carriage we were in had huge picture windows so we had unobstructed views. On arrival in Montreux we all went our...

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Wandering Kiwis

Oct 21, 2013 - Montreux

Friday: After a rather relaxed morning, we headed off from Sion at 10.30am for the 40 minute trip to Montreux. Again, the lower part of the Rhone valley was both rugged and fertile at the same time and made for a very pleasant trip. At Montreux there was a little running around to find the tourist information office and when we did they were not very helpful. So we walked the 5min along the esplanade to our hotel and settled in. Then we set off to walk to the Chateau Chillon (castle) about halfway around Lake Geneva (well, a good hour walk,...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Montreux to Moon and Stars

Wow, a whirlwind couple of days! We've talked for years about going to the Montreux Jazz Festival so when Sven asked if we would be interested in stopping in Montreux to see Leonard Cohen on our way to Ticino , we jumped at the chance! Sven had to work yesterday and was to meet us in Montreux later in the day so once we got a lesson from the not-so-crabby parking guy on how to get out of the parkade, we headed right to Montreux. Montreux is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland so it was time to put away the German and try to...

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Jan 3, 2013 - Montreux

Today, we took the Golden Pass train to Montreux, passing through beautiful snow clad areas with impressive snow clad mountains. We passed through the elite resort of Gstaad, apparently a holiday place for the Royal Family, then wound our steep way down to Montreux, on the banks of Lake Geneva. There are several statues of famous musicians here, including one of Freddie Mercury. As we were now in French speaking country, we had Italian for lunch. We caught the train back via a different route, with just a little more alpine scenery and...

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Nov 10, 2012 - Along Lake Geneve

Once again like Bern this is a major interchange so every half hour trains, come, stop and go again, we are delayed a few mins waiting a late running connection from the north, but soon we are skirting the sides of Lac Geneve, and pulling into Montreux. There is quite an important railway here, both upto the Roschers De Nay, ( bit too Cloudy for that today) and t e Goldern Pass line. I know this asthe MOB, but all signs of that seems to have been painted out and everything is branded Goldern Pass, yet the old blue and cream paintwork remains.

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Aug 16, 2012 - Lake Geneva 2 - Wine Country

We went west towards Lausanne along the Geneva coast today, some very unique views along here. Halfway was the area of Lavoux, a UNESCO world heritage sight for the terraced wineries along the water. It's amazing to see all down the lake the cascading vineyards all bright green. After the drive we stopped in Lausanne at the olympic museum (as it is HQ to the IOC) to find out it was Closed!!!!! During the Olympics?!! We were peaved for a bit but found a small ferry boat that was a replacement museum for the next 2 years. Cool to see all the...

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Alex en Europa 2012

Aug 15, 2012 - Lake Geneva 1 - Have I Seen This?

(Lake Geneva entries longtime coming sorry!) so we escaped from Bern finally after crazy traffic. On the way to our hotel in Montreux we stopped at a castle town with the chateaux Guyeres. The area was french so it had a strong feel similar to Avignon, as will lake Geneva to the French riviera. For the record Switzerland is divided up into French in the north west, Italian in the south east and German in other areas. It's confusing already encountering these languages previously but even worse is that I've been surprised the lack of English...

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Alex en Europa 2012

May 30, 2012 - On to Switzerland

correction-the silk workshop in Lyon uses 15 different screens, not 1--thanks to my sister, a great editor! An early start on Tuesday to get to the garage by 9:00. They were very helpful, figured out what I needed and arranged to have the right tire brought in from a neighboring town. It meant spending the day in Chamonix, but that is no hardship. The weather may be even nicer today. The view of the mountains from the garage was fabulous. I decided to figure out another Laundromat and get caught up on all that while I had the time. Then I...

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