Are you familiar with the traditional Christmas markets in Europe? A beautiful one can be found in Montreux, Switzerland. This picturesque town is located at the shore of the magnificent Lake Geneva and offers a great view towards the Alps. Will a visit at the Christmas market get us in Christmas mood?
Staying at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
We decide to stay overnight in Montreux to get the most out of our trip. For the night we choose to stay at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace because we love its rich history and tradition. Its “Belle-Époque” style is very artworthy and is a perfect fit for our Christmas getaway.
After a drive along the stunning shoreline of Lake Geneva with the new Range Rover Evoque, we arrive in Montreux. We get greeted warmly and our SUV gets taken care of by the welcoming staff.
The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is an award winning hotel. For example, it was ranked as top 5 of the best hotels in Switzerland near a lake by Connoisseur Circle. Indeed, with 236 rooms and suites the hotel has a lot to offer. Most rooms offer stunning views and guests can enjoy culinary delights at MP’S Bar & Grill, Montreux Jazz Café, Funky Claude’s Bar, The Lounge and La Terrasse du Petit Palais. During winter cheese-lovers also get to enjoy an authentic fondue experience on the terrace of the iconic hotel.
Getting in Christmas Mood
After checking in we want to see the famous Christmas market. It is located directly at the lake. Visitors enjoy a mix of Christmas village, attractions and stunning views over the Alps and the lake. As we walk through the village we are happy to spot our favorite chocolatier’s own chalet. Tasting Läderach is a must if you are in Switzerland!
After enjoying a cup of mulled wine and the wonderful ambiance of the Christmas Market, it is time to head back for a stroll through the beautifully decorated hotel.
We settle down in front of the big Christmas tree and enjoy a glass of champagne. That definitely gets us in the perfect mood for the festive season! For dinner we head to MP’S Bar & Grill. Besides the extraordinary food, we truly appreciate the outstanding service of the waiters. They give excellent recommendations, assist and provide us the best service possible!
Ready for Christmas
After a good night sleep we enjoy a rich breakfast before hitting the road again to get back in time to our families for the traditional Christmas festivities. Breakfast is served at La Palmeraie with its inviting lake view. There, we get to choose from different egg classics and can indulge in countless delicacies from the buffet. If you ever get the chance to be there on a Sunday, you have to try the special “Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Brunch”!
As we finish our breakfast and check out we already know that it will be a great day. Now we are definitely in Christmas mood and eager to head home to celebrate with our loved ones.
The whole team at Artworth wishes you a merry Christmas and all the best for 2020!
Would you rather spend the holiday season somewhere warm? We recommend you to fly to Morocco!