Montreux

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Montreux

Resort town (pop., 2000: 22,455), western Switzerland, on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva. It was formed by the merger in 1962 of the villages of Le Ch√Ętelard, Les Planches, and Veytaux. The nearby 13th-century Ch√Ęteau de Chillon was made famous by Lord Byron's poem “Prisoner of Chillon.” It hosts a popular annual jazz festival.

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