Dijon - Lausanne - Montreux
2h 54min. TGV 9273 + regional 12177.
What a change of scenery! It doesn’t take more than an hour from Dijon for the landscape and houses to change into definite Alpine look. Even couple of patches of snow in the shadows, a shocking sight after leaving all that ice&cold behind two weeks ago and having enjoyed mediterranean warmth & sunshine since!
The landscape opens up again once we pass the mountains between France and Switzerland, offering a beautiful sunset over the hills and fields. And after a change of train in Lausanne the stunning landscape by the lake Geneva gives a memorable welcome to Switzerland: arriving at the later part of the blue hour, everything is absolutely blue - the lake, the sky, the shadows of the buildings, and the Alps looming there in the background, already almost disappearing to the darkening sky. Magical.