Montreux Jazz Festival

  By Everett Potter Claude Nobs, the spirited founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, has died after a cross country ski accident near his home in the mountains above Montreux. I visited Nobs two years ago and was impressed by his accomplishments, his humility, and the amazing home and life

Along the Quai in Montreux, looking toward the French Alps. You can live lavishly and discreetly in Montreux, the centerpiece of the Swiss Riviera. Legions of pop stars (like Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant), former heads of state, and even literary figures such as  Vladimir Nabokov came here to do