Montreux

Yesterday we took the train to Montreux.

No Jazz Festival at the moment, but we spent a good part of the day exploring Ch√Ęteau de Chillon.

This is an amazing castle dating back to the 11th century. We walked all through the 47 tour stations, taking in bedrooms, dining halls, dungeons, latrines, etc. The views were spectacular, looking over Lac Leman and the surrounding countryside.

We had lunch at a restaurant back in Montreux, where we tried Raclette and the kind of fondue where you cook thin meat in broth. Again, we stopped at the grocery store at the train station near home and got some dinner supplies. After a simple dinner, Emma took Tyler and Clara out to a movie, and we went out to a hip whiskey bar in the Bohemian section of town, successfully negotiating the tram on our own, and ordering drinks. Thankfully, the bartender spoke English.

2 thoughts on “Montreux”

  1. Did you see any Smoke on the Water or fire in the sky? I’ve been enjoying your postings about your trip! Thank you!

    1. Thanks for following along, Sam! Nothing as surprising as that. I’d in fact forgotten that story, but will have to relay it to Tyler.

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