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Montreux Hotel Travel Guide
 

General information

Montreux is a municipality in the district of Vevey in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, at the foot of the Alps. 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. Montreux is the home of Mountain Studios, the recording studio used by several artists.

 Population 23’800
Area 713 /km2
Position 46°26’ north latitude, 6°55’ east longitude

Montreux Hotel Travel Guide

 

Tour service

Tourists who hold Riviera Card can get a great of advantages. Tourists can get the card at hotels, apartments which they stayed. The Riviera Card offer advantage more than you want:

·         Free ride on VMCV buses on the whole network

·         50% reduction for train tickets on the following lines:

           Montreux - Rochers-de-Naye
           Vevey - Les Pléiades
           Panoramic elevator Plein Ciel Mont Pèlerin
           Funicular railway Vevey - Mont Pèlerin
           Funicular railway Territet/Montreux - Glion
           Funicular railway Les Avants - Sonloup

·         50% reduction on cruises CGN departing and arriving from:

           Vevey
          Clarens
          Montreux
          Territet
          Chillon Castle
          Villeneuve
          Le Bouveret
          St Gingolph

·         50% reduction on the following museum tickets:

           Jenisch Museum
           Swiss Camera Museum
           Food Museum (Alimentarium)
           Vevey Historical Museum
           Museum of the Confrérie des Vignerons
           Swiss Museum of Games
           Blonay-Chamby Railway Museum
           Montreux Museum
           Swiss Museum of Sound and Image (Audiorama)
           Chillon Castle

·         50% reduction on the following theme park tickets:

           Aquaparc, Le Bouveret
           Swiss Vapeur Parc, Le Bouveret
           Fun Planet, Villeneuve
           Bex Salt Mines
           Parc Aventure, Aigle

·         50% reduction on souvenir playing cards or souvenir cap in Casino Barrière de Montreux

 

Tourist attractions

 Chateau de Chillon: it is one of the most beautiful attractions in Switzerland. It built on the shores of Lake Geneva, is combination of castle and fortress. It provides a marvelous view of the entire Lake of Geneva There are magnificient collections of antique furniture. 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.

 Museum of Montreux: this is a a group of 17th century buildings, is located in the central area of the old town. The museum records the history of Montreux, as well as local artefacts, tourism, etc.

The house Visinand: is located at the heart of the old town, built in 1592. This building is listed as a historical monument,  and it contains the cultural centre of Montreux.

Theatre Montreux-Riviera: located in the old town of Montreux. Annie Girardot, Anne Roumanoff, Bernadette Lafont, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud, George Wilson, Aldo Maccione or Jean-Luc Moreau…had been come here for their new shows. The theatre decorated with red velvet, offers an intimate atmosphere for the shows.

 

Events

 The Montreux Jazz Festival is founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, it is an unmissable event for music fans from Switzerland and all over the world. It held in early July. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Massive Attack.

Festival de Musique Classique Montreux-Vevey: since 1945, it held in September every year. It is one of Europe’s most famous classical music festivals

 

Activities

Tourists can enjoy all kinds of sports, indoors or outdoors, water sports or even extreme sports. Both in summer and winter ,  Montreux  is a paradise for visitors of any age. In summer, the lake Geneva  is ideal for bathing, water sports or a cruise. Montreux offer ideal facilities for tourists to play their favorite sport. In winter, the Rochers-de-Naye and family-friendly ski regions of Les Avants and Les Pléiades cater for winter sports enthusiasts and winter walkers,  tourist can enjoy snowshoe hikes, skiing, snowboarding, etc.


Shopping

You will find top-quality Swiss products, well-known brands, regional products, souvenirs, decoration accessories or even goods from the world, Montreux is an ideal place for shopping.



Map of Montreux






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