Montreux is known as the Pearl of the Swiss Riviera. Castles, outdoor cafes, shopping, Lake Geneva, fantastic views, gorgeous strawberry-pink sunsets, a business central location, as well as fabulous hotels... the most exciting, of course, was the Raffles Hotel. It is right in the middle of the area by the lake, where you can walk on the path about a short 45 minute walk from the Montreux Tourism Board. In there they will give you discount coupons and helpful flyers and pamphlets to let you know the schedules of what is going on in the city. There is a fantastic gorgeous casino, Montreux Casino.
Montreux is only 45 minutes from Geneva! The airport is so centrally located, it's a cinch! The town of Montreux is so fascinating; it is from the 19th century. Chillon is the best known castle. There are a lot of jazz festivals and classical musical events every year. Montreaux has a mild climate, and the walking area is several miles like a promenade. I enjoyed the backdrop of mountains in the back around Lake Geneva and the gorgeous statues and flowers everywhere. There are, surprisingly, palm trees all over the place and along the promenade. People walk, jog, and bicycle ride on the path around the lake in the center part of town. You can see the wonderful trains coming around the bend and waterfalls as well - the Golden Pass. Nightclubs and discos are galore in the central area and all around for dinner or engaging at night.