Let’s be real: I traveled to Montreux primarily because it’s the home of the Chateau de Chillon, which is located just a few miles outside the heart of town. But after a morning spent Chateau-ing, I felt I should at least make an effort to see what else Montreux itself had to offer.
At the end of the day, Montreux is a resort town located on the water (more specifically, Lake Geneva), which means there isn’t necessarily a ton to “do” there. However, one thing Montreux really has going for itself is the waterfront promenade. In fact, the path along the water is absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful, rich blues from the lake and the sky greeting you at every turn.
So, if you’re headed to the Chateau de Chillon, I’d recommend setting aside some time for the town of Montreux too. Particularly if you arrive early, when the town is still quiet and sleepy, you can take a peaceful but unforgettable walk by the water, soaking up those lovely blues along the way.