With its idyllic location between lake and mountains, it’s easy to see why the likes of Vladimir Nabokov and Freddie Mercury fell in love with the ‘Swiss Riviera’. There is something truly magical about this place and its Belle Epoque flair. Mooch around the charming boutiques of Vevey or Montreux, then board one of the paddle steamers heading towards Chillon Castle at the end of Lake Geneva. Disembark at Cully and go for a stroll around the terraced vineyards of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before tasting some of the local Chasselas in one of the region’s many wine cellars. Montreux Riviera also has plenty of great restaurants with terraces for fine dining. To get some fresh mountain air, just head up to Les Rochers-de-Naye(2045m).