Christmas Markets on Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva have the best Christmas markets (Marché de Noël / Weihnachtsmarkt), decorations, and Xmas lights to visit in 2023 in the Lac Léman region of Switzerland. The advent season before Christmas brings some color and holiday cheer to towns in the Lake Geneva region. Many towns will see an increase in cultural … Read more

Visit the Montreux Marché de Noël Christmas Market, Switzerland

View of Montreux during the Christmas Market period

The Marché de Noël à Montreux is by far the largest and best Christmas market to visit in the Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) region of Switzerland.  Apart from the Weihnachtsmarkt, Santa’s workshop, a Christmas village, and a medieval festival await advent visitors. In 2023 the Montreux Christmas Market is open from November 23 to December … Read more

Lake Geneva Pleasure Cruises from Vevey and Lausanne

SS Montreux Leaving Vevey

The most spectacular boat cruises on Lake Geneva are from Lausanne or Vevey with the Lavaux vineyards and Alps as background. The pleasure boat cruises on Lac Léman with the best scenery and most spectacular backdrops are on the upper parts of the lake between Lausanne and the Montreux area. CGN lake boat cruises depart … Read more

Photos of the Montreux Christmas Market

Painted Glass Balls at the Montreux Christmas market

The photogenic Marché de Noël à Montreux is the largest and best Christmas market to visit in the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland. This beautifully located Weihnachtsmarkt is popular with families and children. The Marché de Noël à Montreux is the best Christmas market to visit in the Lac Léman region of Western Switzerland. This … Read more

Transportation to Montreux on Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Lakeside Road through the Lavaux to Montreux, Switzerland

Transportation to Montreux on Lac Léman in Switzerland is easy by car, train, boat or plane via Geneva or Zurich airport. Getting to Montreux in Switzerland is easy by car, or using public transportation including trains or pleasure boats. Montreux is on the far northeastern shore of Lake Geneva with good rail and road connections … Read more

Visit Chateau de Chillon Castle near Montreux

Chateau de Chillon Castle near Montreux

Chateau de Chillon is a romantic castle in Lake Geneva near Montreux. Chillon Castle is the most-visited historic monument in Switzerland and a great family-friendly destination. It is a fine day-trip excursion from Geneva, Lausanne, and ski resorts in the nearby Alps. Chateau de Chillon has a beautiful location on a small island in the … Read more

Visit the Swiss Museum of Games on Lake Geneva

Games at La Tour-de-Peilz

The Swiss Museum of Games in a small chateau right on the banks of Lake Geneva between Vevey and Montreux is a great day trip destination from Genève, Lausanne, or Evian. The Swiss Museum of Games (Musée Suisse du Jeu) is in a lovely small chateau directly on the northern shore of Lake Geneva in … Read more