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.


Montreux Noel

Montreux goes to great lengths to put a magical touch on the Christmas season! Stalls on the lakeside promenades, the Loggers’ Village, Medieval Magic, the Village of the Elves and even the House of Father Christmas: all these activities make sure that Montreux Noël is much more than just a market.

Montreux Jazz Festival

For 50 years, top artists have performed on the shores of Lake Geneva during the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. 16 days of concerts, with as many free venues as ticketed events, and unique musical experiences are the ingredients of this festival that is unique in Switzerland and in the world.

Montreux Comedy Festival

The most prestigious comedy festival in Switzerland

Find the whole list on the website of Montreux Riviera.

Points of Interest

Château de Chillon

In Veytaux, near Montreux, Chillon Castle has stood proudly on its rocky island since the 12th century, appearing to float on the surface of Lake Geneva. Home to regular exhibitions and cultural events, it’s the most visited historical monument in Switzerland.

Chaplin's World by Grévin

A museum unlike any other, giving a glimpse into the private life of the man and the artist. Chaplin’s World is an entertaining museum which enables guests to discover both the man and the artist, and offers entertainment and culture to the general public

Freddie Mercury

In memory of Freddie Mercury’s presence in Montreux, his bronze statue has decorated the lakeside promenade since 1996. What’s special about it? His fans keep it permanently in flower.

Find the whole list on the website of Montreux Riviera.


Trains (CFF-SBB)
Everything you need about rails, Online Tickets, excursions, tickets

Buses (VMCV)
The Vevey-Montreux-Chillon-Villeneuve are the public transport in the area.

Boat (CGN)
CGN provides a public transportation service on Lake Geneva.


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