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I am usually really knowledgeable about trains, but I'm a little stumped here, and maybe you all can help out with my confusion. PalenQ?

I was going to get point to point tickets but the more I research, the more it seems better that I just get -- at least for the Switzerland part -- a Swiss flexipass. Tell me if I'm right or not.

We land in Geneva and head immediately to Montreux -- well, actually somewhere between Montreux and Vevey, thanks to the awesome help of Swandav. That's our base for 5 days -- I wanted to hang there as long as possible during the Montreux Jazz Festival with the hope that someone might be playing there that does it for me and my musical tastes.

Meantime, I'd like to check out some of the old places I've been to before as day trips -- seriously, most places can be seen as day trips. But in my research, I see that even a round trip to Bern can cost a bundle, and that is certainly one of the spots I plan on visiting.

When we leave, we head to Paris via Lausanne (or Geneva, depending on the train). Now, the swiss train website brings up all sorts of crazy long trips at crazy long prices, while the French website brings up Montreux to Paris via Lausanne or Geneva, at a cheaper price using the TGV.

Don't know if I can use the Swiss pass for that partial journey to the French border, but do know I have to pay extra for TGV.

What am I missing -- can you fill in the blanks?

I hope this makes sense!

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