Meet Me in Montreux!

January 29, 2015

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Next up on the Canton De Vaud winter travel guide is Montreux. Exploring this ridiculously charming lakeside town was a real highlight from my trip.  So, if you ever make it to Montreux-and you most definitely should, here’s a quick list of a few things you have to experience when you visit.

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1. Montreux Jazz Music Festival.  Ok, so I’ve yet to experience this one first hand (hence no pics) and it technically takes place in the summer but I can just imagine how Montreux truly comes alive when this world famous festival slides into town and fills the riviera air with spirited rifts and soulful beats. Everyone from Miles Davis to BB King to Prince has graced the stages of the Montreux Jazz Music Festival.  Needless to say, I’m already saving up my pennies to make it back for this event!

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2. Day tripping to Epesses.  Tucked away in the rolling hills of Epesses is the home of the Chasselas grape. Here, you’ll find 12th generation wine producer, Patrick Fonjallaz,  bottling some of the most elegant and playful white wines from this award winning region.  You’ll also find him jokingly boasting that after one sip, most prefer the taste of these delicate wines over that of water. I’ll let you be the judge!

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3. The Queen Experience. While not everyone may be a fan of Queen, one does not simply listen to Bohemian Rhapsody without paying a proper homage with a head bang or strum of an air guitar! Fore sure, stop by the statue erected in honor of Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, then drop into the free Queen studio experience at the Montreux Casino.

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4. Walk along the Montreux Riviera. Unfiltered and unobstructed views of the Swiss Alps makes this last ‘must do’ self explanatory.

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Where: Montreux, Canton De Vaud, Switzerland

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Coat: Zara

Hat & Gloves: UrbanOutfitters

Dress: ShopBop

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