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.
Area 713 /km2
46°26’ north latitude, 6°55’ east longitude
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:
· 50% reduction on the following museum tickets:
Swiss Camera Museum
Food Museum (Alimentarium)
Vevey Historical Museum
Museum of the Confrérie des Vignerons
Swiss Museum of Games
Blonay-Chamby Railway Museum
Swiss Museum of Sound and Image (Audiorama)
· 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
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.
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
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.
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