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Tour du Léman
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Stage 3, Morges–Montreux
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Stage 5, Martigny–Montreux
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Stage 6, Montreux–Morges
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Stage 1, Montreux–Bulle
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Montreux

The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place in June/July and features concerts on a variety of stages and parks is very famous.
Because of the exceptionally mild climate Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Plants associated with the Mediterranean, such as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera.

The long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle is simply asking to be strolled along. Cultural events, such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as countless excursion options to the mountainous hinterland or on the lake make Montreux the most popular excursion and holiday destination. Many of the houses along the lakeside road, including the magnificent Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, date from the hayday of the Belle Epoque. And the town has a modern congress and exhibition centre: the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C).

The lake is ideal for bathing, water sports or a cruise. And along the lake promenade piano and jazz bars, discos and Switzerland's oldest casino, mingle with hotels and restaurants.

A rack-railway provides transport from Montreux up the Rochers-de-Naye at an altitude of 2042 metres above sea level where visitors are treated to a stunning view of Lake Geneva and the Savoy, Vaud, Valais and Bernese Alps. The Rochers-de-Naye are starting point for hikes as well as take-off area for para- and hanggliders.

The GoldenPass among other things takes its passengers to the vineyards above the town with their walking and cycling trails, the Vaud mountains of the Pays-d'Enhaut and on to the Bernese Oberland, i.e. to Gstaad.

In December one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Switzerland is located in the Grand-Rue, market hall and along the lake.

Highlights

  • Audiorama - located between Montreux and Chillon Castle, the Museum of Audiovision Objects contains exhibits ranging from the first recording mechanisms through to digital televisions.
  • Rochers-de-Naye - the Rochers-de-Naye rack-railway, after overcoming a difference in altitude of 1600 metres, reaches one of the most beautiful vantage points in western Switzerland.
  • Golden Pass Line - the panorama train operates between Montreux, Gstaad and the Bernese Oberland with connections to Lucerne.
  • Lake Geneva Shipping Company - the ships, some of which are still powered by paddles, take visitors to the picturesque lakeside resorts.
  • Chillon Castle - located on a rocky island near the shore featuring fortified walls and towers; the prison in which Bonivard was held in chains for four years and which provided Lord Byron with the inspiration for his famous poem "The prisoners of Chillon" in 1816 deserves particular attention. Nowadays the castle is a museum.
The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place in June/July and features concerts on a variety of stages and parks is very famous.
Because of the exceptionally mild climate Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Plants associated with the Mediterranean, such as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera.

The long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle is simply asking to be strolled along. Cultural events, such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as countless excursion options to the mountainous hinterland or on the lake make Montreux the most popular excursion and holiday destination. Many of the houses along the lakeside road, including the magnificent Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, date from the hayday of the Belle Epoque. And the town has a modern congress and exhibition centre: the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C).

The lake is ideal for bathing, water sports or a cruise. And along the lake promenade piano and jazz bars, discos and Switzerland's oldest casino, mingle with hotels and restaurants.

A rack-railway provides transport from Montreux up the Rochers-de-Naye at an altitude of 2042 metres above sea level where visitors are treated to a stunning view of Lake Geneva and the Savoy, Vaud, Valais and Bernese Alps. The Rochers-de-Naye are starting point for hikes as well as take-off area for para- and hanggliders.

The GoldenPass among other things takes its passengers to the vineyards above the town with their walking and cycling trails, the Vaud mountains of the Pays-d'Enhaut and on to the Bernese Oberland, i.e. to Gstaad.

In December one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Switzerland is located in the Grand-Rue, market hall and along the lake.

Highlights

  • Audiorama - located between Montreux and Chillon Castle, the Museum of Audiovision Objects contains exhibits ranging from the first recording mechanisms through to digital televisions.
  • Rochers-de-Naye - the Rochers-de-Naye rack-railway, after overcoming a difference in altitude of 1600 metres, reaches one of the most beautiful vantage points in western Switzerland.
  • Golden Pass Line - the panorama train operates between Montreux, Gstaad and the Bernese Oberland with connections to Lucerne.
  • Lake Geneva Shipping Company - the ships, some of which are still powered by paddles, take visitors to the picturesque lakeside resorts.
  • Chillon Castle - located on a rocky island near the shore featuring fortified walls and towers; the prison in which Bonivard was held in chains for four years and which provided Lord Byron with the inspiration for his famous poem "The prisoners of Chillon" in 1816 deserves particular attention. Nowadays the castle is a museum.

Arrival and return Montreux

Adresse

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme
Rue du Théâtre 5
CP 251
1820 Montreux
Tel. +41 (0) 848 86 84 84
info@montreuxriviera.com
www.montreuxriviera.com

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Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Montreux
Hôtel Helvétie
Hôtel Helvétie
Montreux
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Hiking in

Montreux
ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 6, Vevey–Aigle
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Via Alpina
Via Alpina
Stage 20, Rochers de Naye–Montreux
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Promenade de Montreux Riviera
Promenade de Montreux Riviera
Route 146, Montreux–Villeneuve
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Cycling in

Montreux
Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 3, Morges–Montreux
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 4, Montreux–Saint-Gingolph
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 5, Martigny–Montreux
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 6, Montreux–Morges
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 1, Montreux–Bulle
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Mountain biking in

Montreux
Panorama Bike
Montreux Panorama Bike

Skating in

Montreux
Rhône Skate
Rhône Skate
Stage 5, Aigle–Vevey
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