- Type: Attractions
NileGuide Expert Says:
Local Expert,Sonja Holverson: Instead of getting off in Caux, you can continue to the next stop "Hauts-de-Caux" which is the trailhead for hikes to the Dent-de-Jaman and the "Rochers-de-Naye. Parking is available and there is a small bistro for coffee and snacks before you set out.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Local Expert, Sonja Holvrson: Caux can be easily reached from Montreux on the cogwheel trains from Montreux or driven (if you dare) on hairpin curves (not advised in the winter). When you arrive acclimate yourself by having a coffee or drink at the restaurant at the Caux train station and soak in the view of the Lake of Geneva surrounded by Alps and the incredible Caux Palace built at the end of the 19th century. Caux is the home of Claude Nobbs, founder and organization of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Many famous musician are seen coming and going in Caux as guest of Claude Nobbs.
Caux is literally straight up from Montreux and a wonderful trip on the cogwheel train can take you there. Occasionally they operate some of the historic trains which is special day and lots of locals participate. When you arrive at the Caux train station you will find a lovely terrace (and a breathtaking view) and restaurant to relax in during your visit which is rather short in this tiny village unless you go hiking. Most non-hikers just go to Caux or stop and then continue on to the top of the Rochers-de-Naye. The extraordinary structure that is seen from miles away on the mountain side that is located in Caux is referred to as the Caux Palace (former Grand Hotel). Today it is the home of the tourist office, a hotel school, and a conference venue that is frequented by the Forum for Human Security which focuses on conferences with the theme of building world peace.
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