We went to Montreux this weekend for the 46th annual Montreux Jazz Festival. Even though I had taken Twin & Solid while they were here, I still wanted to go back. This marks my fourth time and Gabe’s 3rd time going to the festival.
A round trip train ticket from Geneva costs 25 CHF each for us to go, but it is a fun summer activity.
Everyone thinks we are weird that we don’t buy tickets for the shows. My physio gave me a very quizzical look. But, the free music is lovely. You just simply show up to the park, find a spot and listen to your heart’s content. The shows start about 3:30 on weekdays and 2:00 on the weekend and play back-to-back with 1/2 hour or hour breaks in between.
If you feel like walking around, there is plenty to see and do. There are a ton of vendors selling handcrafted goods.
Also the food is pretty yummy. Gabe and I justify our expenditure on 25 CHF train tickets + festival food = cheaper than a low end restaurant in Geneva.
Some people wander to the end of the festival to enjoy the swimming. This is one of my favorite docks.
This year, you could watch the gliders come in and try to land on the orange pad.
Freddie Mercury even enjoyed watching them a time or two.
The festival runs until this Sunday, July 15th – I’d encourage you to check it out!