Montreux (Switzerland) – this is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva. Nestled between steep hills and the lakeside, it’s known for its mild microclimate. The town’s promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, Mediterranean trees and grand Belle Époque buildings. Offshore is a medieval island castle, Château de Chillon, with ramparts, formal halls and a chapel with 14th-century murals.
Along with that, Montreux is famous for its annual Jazz Festival, which takes place yearly between late June and early July. In addition to jazz enthusiasts, rock music fans will appreciate the 3-meter statue of Freddie Mercury (the late front man of the rock band Queen) with a view of Lake Geneva. The city has some great if pricey bars, the castle Chateau de Chillon, Chatelard Castle and hiking at Hauts de Montreux.