Montreux

Montreux is famous for its beautiful location on Lake Geneva and the most frequented resort in the southwestern part of Switzerland. The town stretches along the shores of a large bay facing south and rises in tiers to heights covered with woods and vineyards which shelter it from the north and east winds. The mildness of its climate makes Montreux and its neighbouring villages a climatic resort all the year round and earns it the name of Vaud Riviera for its lakeshore. On the shores of Lake Geneva you will find fig, bay, almond and mulberry trees and even cypresses, magnolias and palm trees flourishing at truly Mediterranean temperatures. This exceptional climate is by far the mildest on the north side of the Alps: vines grow at an altitude of nearly 2,000 ft., walnut trees up to 2,300 ft. and fruit trees up to 3,250 ft.

Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, and enhanced by the spectacular background of the Alps, Montreux is regarded to be one of the noblest resorts in Switzerland. Besides the historic architecture, the picturesque lanes, historical sights and exclusive shopping facilities, Montreux’s attractiveness has grown by its numerous international festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival (in July), the International Choral Festival (the week following Easter) and the September Musical Concert. Visitors of Montreux find plenty of attractions and activities during both, summer and winter: hiking and biking along the shores of Lake Geneva and in the vineyards of Lavaux, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, or on the Rochers-de-Naye mountain above Montreux, where also skiers and snowboarders are welcome, and of course, an excursion to the Chateau de Chillon, the famous castle on its rocky Lake Geneva islet – the most visited Swiss historical sight – Montreux simply is one of the “Musts” of every travel to Switzerland.

Top recommendations

1) Visit Chillon Castle
2) Take a boat cruise
3) Visit Chaplins Works
4) Visit the Nest (Nestle) and Alimentarium (Food Museum)
5) Take a trip up Roches de Naye

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