Montreux is a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have visited this place: Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles and many others … The emblem of the city is the statue of Freddy Mercury; He says that “if you want peace of mind, you should come to Montreux”. It is a unique chance to visit the old Queen’s recording studio, to stroll through the streets full of fancy stores and landmarks of the famous jazz festival. Take a walk along the Montreux Riviera with the beautiful Lake Geneva, the palm trees on the lake and the mountains.
Chillon Castle in its current form is the result of several centuries of construction and redevelopment.
The rocky island on which the castle sits constituted both a form of natural protection and a strategic positioning to control passage from the north to the south of Europe. The castle took on the oval shape of the genuine island upon which it was built. It is approximately 100m long and 50m wide. It also took its name from the rock; the word ‘Chillon’ meant ‘rocky platform’ in an ancient language.
The history of the castle is marked by three great periods: those of the Savoy family, the Bernese bailiffs and the Canton of Vaud.
Montreux - Queen The Studio Experience
Casino Barrière de Montreux is home to the legendary “Mountain Studios” which has seen a parade of artists such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones or Queen walk through its doors. In 2013, the venue was renovated to include an exhibition space entirely dedicated to Queen, which recorded six albums there between 1978 and 1995. The band Queen recorded their latest album, “Made in Heaven”.