Montreux and Chillon Castle
Walks by the lakeside east of Freddie. See a proper hike below.
BB King plucks a chord outside Le Montreux Palace. Stay there if you can afford it, some say this is the best hotel in Europe!
The less than exciting interior of Montreux town.
A view over east Montreux to Chillon Castle and the Alps.
Chillon Castle, 3 km from Montreux on Lac Leman.
Chillon Castle (1150) looks in reality a lot less romantic than the normal close-up, no-other-buildings-or-highways-nearby photos, but the Chillon Foundation work hard to make tours of the castle interesting, including a special kid's brochure (ages 6-10) to keep the little blighters dragon-alert.
The 2,045m view from Rochers-de-Naye down to Montreux and Lac Leman. Photo by Zacharie Grossen.
Hikes: For a serious walk Montreux area hikers should try the six hour 'Haute Route de la Riviera' between Les Pléiades and Rochers-de-Naye, 2045m above Montreux.
You can get to Rochers by train and don't have to do anything more strenuous than admiring the staggering views, strolling among the 1,000 species in the Rambertia alpine garden and hunt marmots.
Alternatively, drive to Col de Jaman and hike for a mere two or three hours to get there.
Official site: Montreux-Vevey tourism