Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spring in Montreux

Whenever we have family or friends visiting us in Geneva, we usually bring them to Montreux. Montreux is one of my favorite places in Switzerland, as it has amazing natural beauty with the vast Lake Geneva and the mountains surrounding it. I especially love the low lying clouds around the mountain-makes it look so mystical!

This weekend, my in-laws were here for a visit, so we brought them to Montreux. On the way, we stopped for a few minutes by a lakeside town called Lutry and walked around for a while. It is a very pretty town, just the way I like it with cobble stoned streets.

We continued on to Montreux. The city itself is very nice to walk around. Going for a stroll by the lake is a popular pastime amongst locals and every time I go to Montreux, there are always different plant sculptures which are very interesting to see. This time round, the theme was the movie, Madagascar. The displays were so cute!

Montreux is especially beautiful during the spring. The vibrant colors of the flowers are really eye catching and further enhance the beauty of the place. You can see for yourself here!

We also were lucky to see a bike race taking place. Cyclists were gathered to take off from their starting point in Montreux, and cars with cheese and horse sculptures were busy parading the streets. It was quite a sight indeed! The usually quiet city had fast become bustling with activity!

Some of the sponsors spotted us looking on excitedly and made quick stops to hand out some goodies! Getting free stuff is always a thrill and this time we got some chocolates, baseball caps and large hands!

All in all, it was a fun time going back to Montreux yet again. If you do plan to come to French part of Switzerland, Montreux is a must see!!!


Sriram said...

I like the flowers !!! And yes Montreux is a must see !!!

banoo said...

The flowers are colourful and luvly....hope you will take me around there....

Nagesh said...

Went through your website.. its a very neatly done piece of art. My hearty congrats.


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