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Freddie Evening (VIP)

Spend an unforgettable evening at the chalets of Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival accompanied by Peter Freestone, the personal assistant of Freddie Mercury for more than 10 years.

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Your experience will start with an enchanting ride on a rack railway that will take you to Haut-de-Caux, where you will enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas in Switzerland at an altitude of 1200 meters. On arrival, you will be greeted as if at home, since the chalet is still inhabited by Thierry Amsallem, the former companion of Claude Nobs, current owner of the chalets.

These two chalets, "Le Picotin" and "Le Grillon", which have seen a large number of famous artists visit there, contain many personal objects that belonged to Claude Nobs. Recorded in Montreux, the album Jazz is a direct reference to the Montreux Jazz Festival.

In this intimate atmosphere and surrounded by collector's items, you will spend an evening that is truly out of the ordinary.

Next evenings

Thursday 13 June 2024 - 16h00 - available

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This is an exclusive event, space is limited. On request, it is possible to organise this event as a "private evening" for a group or a company outing. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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Evening Programme

  • At 4pm, meeting at the Montreux train station, railway platform 8 (the train "Golden Pass - MOB" to Rochers de Naye), to travel by train to Haut-de-Caux.
  • On arrival, there will be a reception of the participants and a welcome aperitif.
  • Visit of Claude Nobs' chalets.
  • Presentation of the archives of the Montreux Jazz Festival listed in the UNESCO "Memory of the World".
  • All evening, Peter Freestone will be available to answer any questions you may have and share his memories of his years spent alongside Freddie Mercury.
  • Meal in the form of a cocktail reception.
  • 10 pm, return by private bus to Montreux. Several drop-off points will be organized on the way back for the participants.


Price of the evening, all-inclusive CHF 399.-* (limited places available).
*A part of this amount is donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust which fights HIV/AIDS.

Peter Freestone

Freddie Mercury's personal assistant for more than 10 years

Wardrobe manager for the "Royal Ballet" of London, Peter Freestone met Freddie Mercury in 1979. He became his personal assistant shortly after this first meeting. Peter lives and travels all over the world with Freddie Mercury and assists him in his daily life. He spent more than 10 years at his side, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day until his death in 1991.

Freddie Evening (VIP) video

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Turn this evening into a unique gift

Once you have completed your booking using the form above, you can contact Freddie Tours with your booking number to obtain a gift voucher. Choose from three attractive designs: Standard, Birthday or Christmas. Once you have received the voucher electronically, you can print it out and give it to the person of your choice.


The press and media covered Freddie Tours

Since their launch in 2020, the Freddie Tours have been the subject of numerous press articles and documentaries broadcast on various national and international television channels.

  • Freddie Tours in The Guardian
  • Freddie Tours on Swissinfo
  • Freddie Tours on TF1
  • TCS - Touring Club Suisse
  • Feature on the TV channel 3Sat
  • Freddie Tours on France 3
  • Freddie Tours in "Le 6/9 de Morax"
  • Newspaper article 24Heures
  • Freddie Tours on SRF1
  • Report on the Swiss-German TV channel
  • Freddie Tours on "Kulturplatz" from SRF1
  • Artists' homes Montreux
  •  Montreux Riviera Gourmet Tour
  • TV report during the 19:30 on RTS
  • Radio broadcast "La Première".
  • Freddie Tours on M6, the French national TV

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