The Montreux Jazz Festival is held on the first fortnight of July each year. This year, the dates are from July 1 to July 14. Does it mean you have to be in Switzerland for the entire 2 weeks? Of course not. The best thing about the festival is whenever you join in, you’ll get unforgettable memories.
Even if you are not such a big fan of jazz music, you’ll find a lot to enjoy at Montreux. Although the festival began as a pure jazz music event, it has then expanded to include rock, pop, and other genres. Over the years, legendary musicians and groups such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, all have starred at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Aside from taking in amazing music, don’t forget to satisfy your appetite. Throughout the festival, you can explore the promenades along Lake Geneva and take a bite of the remarkable assortment of grade A cuisines. Furthermore, families with children can make full use of the lakefront promenade and the play areas during the event to make the kids happy.
For accommodations, the Montreux Riviera offers an extremely convenient and luxurious choice for your visit. In addition, the Montreux train station is located just a walk from the festivities, so no matter where you stay in the area, you won’t find it difficult to attend the event. First class travel service is also provided by rail from locations such as Paris and Geneva, making it possible that you visit the festival as part of your long trip in nearby French cities.