Pearl of the Swiss Riviera, Montreux has a real Mediterranean air with its holiday atmosphere and many events.
Nestled between lake and mountains, Montreux has a particularly gentle microclimate and in July, life is lived to the tune of the Montreux Jazz Festival for 20 days of concerts.
Luxury hotels and Lavaux fine wines contribute to the typical prestigious lifestyle of this lakeshore town. A must is a walk along the flower-bedecked shoreline or a cruise on the lake. Visitors can board a CGN boat for a visit to the majestic Chillon Castle on its rocky island. A mediaeval and princely residence, it is the most visited historical cultural sites in Switzerland.
From Montreux station, it takes less than an hour by cogwheel train to climb up to Les Rochers-de-Naye (at 2,045 m) for a 360° view. Must-see attractions include the “Marmottes Paradis”, a natural alpine garden with Mongolian yurts for an overnight stay.
From November to December, the magic of Christmas takes hold of Montreux with the Montreux Christmas Market and its multitude of gift ideas.