Montreux is famous because of the casino , elegant palaces and hotels that looks very much like those on the Cote d'Azur. Also, due to mild climate , these two states were visited over time many personalities . Among them was counted and Freddie Mercury , in honor of whom a statue in Montreux , on the shore . From Montreux you have many opportunities to visit the surroundings of the lake to the Diablerets glacier, French Alps and do not forget the cheese house specialties. It is an expensive city in general,
All the lake between Montreux and Villeneuve , the castle of Chillon , a combination of castle and fortress , where you can see beautiful collections of furniture , vessels and weapons.
From Montreaux can take the tourist train (train du chocolat ) , for Gruyere region , where you can visit the cheese factory and cheese ( considered a brand representative for Switzerland ) and the first chocolate factory .
And in Vevey , can make a train ride vineyards , among the terraces of vineyards in Lavaux region .
A big surprise was to discover in Vevey , the statue of Mihai Eminescu , a donation made by the Romanian Embassy . The statue write very suggestive : "The Last Romantic ". In Montreux you can take have a cruise , Montreaux - Vevey Marché roundtrip on Haut Lac, does not last more than an hour and cost 21 francs. The city is situated on the slope of a mountain slope that descends to the lake and has a lot of buildings in other times, most of them immersed in greenery and flowers.
At Vevey Lake is the famous statue of Charlie Chaplin, another big cliff here all other celebrity music artist Freddie Mercury's statue. People take pictures here as in Vevey musician with Chaplin.You cannot go through Switzerland and not taste fondue. It melted cheese mixed with white wine, garlic and a touch of kirsch. Gruyere cheese used here is Emmental and Appenzeller. In other places it is used Moita Moita, which means a combination of Gruyere and Vacherin L'Etivaz. Fondue sinking eat pieces of bread in cream pot, using some long forks. Typical food cold season is served in all ski resorts. La Fondue is mandatory Wear a white wine.