Lake Geneva is an immense lake enjoying an unusually mild climate, and surrounded by gentle hillsides covered in vineyards & gardens. Montreux has a beautiful lakeside promenade lined with palm trees and flowers. and is a wonderful base from which to explore the region, either by boat, train, bus or on foot. There is plenty to see and do, all ready to be explored at your own pace. A visit to the charming ‘Château de Chillon’ is a must, whilst visitors can spend many relaxing days visiting other places of interest along the shores of the lake, such as the city of Geneva, or Evian-Les-Bains on the French side of the lake. Be sure to take the mountain train up to Rochers de Naye, one of Switzerland’s favourite viewpoints. Various festivals and events take place throughout the summer, including the famous Montreux Jazz Festival approx. 3-18 July.