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Old Posted Nov 10, 2017, 6:36 AM
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hkskyline's 2017 in Montreux - Switzerland's Riviera

A playground for the rich? Montreux looks like a high-end resort town, and why not? It faces beautiful Lake Geneva and has a lovely waterfront promenade stretching many kilometres to impress.





















With a beautiful lake setting, hop on a boat and enjoy the cool autumn wind!



















Chillon Castle once had a monopoly over the Alps trade route for some 400 years as merchants needed to pass through this area and get taxed. The Medieval fortress was first mentioned in writing in the 12th century.









































More photos on my website : http://www.globalphotos.org/montreux.htm
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I've heard of the Montreux Jazz Festival but never searched for or seen images of this swiss city. What a wonderful setting along the lake and below the mountain.
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Ils sont pas nombreux dans leur pays (j'veux dire les franco comme nous), mais ils ont de bons tuyaux à partager.

Moi c'est leur politique d'apprentissage que je trouve absolument stupéfiante.
Chez eux, la moitié des lycéens estime qu'aller à l'université ou en école d'ingé. est une perte de temps. Inimaginable en France ! Juste de l'autre côté de la frontière !
Alors eux, ils vont dans des formations en alternance. La moitié du temps, ils sont dans des centres de formation théorique; l'autre moitié, directement en entreprise. C'est du haut niveau chez eux, style ouvriers ultra-qualifiés.
Il paraît qu'ils ont l'industrie de plus belle qualité au monde. Les ingénieurs chinois en sont stupéfaits. Ils foutent même la honte aux Suédois et aux Allemands...

À méditer. Du moins en France, mais également au Canada, je pense. Il semble que l'élitisme enragé et acharné soit un peu crétin en de nombreuses circonstances.

Je me dis simplement, si on était tous tranquilles comme les Suisses, il y aurait bien plus d'un milliard de franco comme nous dans le monde.
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With such beautiful weather by the lake, I took my chances to go up Les Rochers-de-Naye, a 2042m mountain hovering behind the city. A cog railway goes up some 1600m of ascent in less than an hour. The Swiss Travel Pass allows free travel most of the way up but you need to buy a supplement to reach the highest station.

This was my first dose of experiencing the interesting and ever-changing mountain weather in Switzerland. While it was blue skies and sunny by the coast, an annoying cloud cover lingered around the top of the mountain.





























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Thank you for the extensive look at Chillon Castle!
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Interesting pictures!

I noticed steps going down into the lake. Are there any beaches on Lake Geneva?
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so beautiful up there -- thanks for the tour!
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