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“Magical Montreux”

Mercato di Natale di Montreux (Montreux Noel)
Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Montreux
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Montreux, Switzerland
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“Magical Montreux”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

If you're in Montreux at Christmastime, it's impossible to miss the Marché de Noel because the main road and the waterfront are lined with wooden chalets, each containing something to tempt you. Whether it's jewelry, chocolates or souvenirs it's hard to resist spending your money. Add to that the smells that waft from the many stalls selling food and drink (including the delicious "vin chaud") and you will soon be drawn into a winter wonderland. The market is at it's best after dark, but it can get quite cold so I suggest getting there just before sunset. If you get really cold then head for the covered market (beside the statue of Freddie Mercury), where the stalls are more sheltered and the ambiance and the temperature are warmer. While you're there look out for the stall selling découpage - a traditional Swiss handicraft made by cutting out black paper and mounting it on white. It has to be seen to be believed!

Visited December 2011
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“Christmacy atmosphere”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

From the end of November until the 24th of December approx. one hundred of decorated and illuminated chalets welcome tourists and locals along the quays of Geneva's Lake.
In the best tradition of Christmas you are surrounded by the warm and festive atmosphere, while browsing the stalls and enjoying regional specialties and hot wine. I must admit outdoor Christmas shopping is so much nicer with a cup of hot wine in your hand!

Visited November 2011
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