Montreux tourist information & hotel reservations.
We warmly welcome you to visit Montreux and wish you a wonderful vacation.
Montreux is situated only 3 kilometers east of Vevey, 24 kilometers east of Lausanne and 100 kilometers east of Geneva. It is the main resort on the Lac Léman and the people there speak with a French accent. The resort has attracted people like the writer Vladimir Nabokov and still is attractive with its Mediterranean climate and vegetation; green and beautiful parks. The town is protected by the mountains in the back and this allows growing of fruit trees, cypresses, magnolias, bay trees, almonds and even palms.
Montreux should be explored mainly on foot. You should not miss visiting the Old Montreux and walking along the quays.
Rochers-de-Naye is a very famous peak above the lake you can go to at 2 042 meters elevation. You can reach it by a cogwheel train and the trip takes less than an hour. The train will pass through the small resort of Glion and through Caux at 1 097 meters elevation. The final stop is of course the Rochers-de-Naye peak in the Vaudois Alps. There you can see the highest flower garden in Europe as well as a magnificent view of the Savoy Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Jura Alps. The cogwheel train to the peak leaves hourly from the train station of Montreux.
Montreux Jazz Festival
This two week festival begins the first week of July and it one of the biggest musical events in Europe. You can see there stars like Bob Dylan and B. B. King. You can buy tickets from the tourist office, but although they are not cheap, they usually sell very fast. If you don’t manage to get a ticket you can go and listen to the many bands which play free on the “Jazz Off”.
The Gourmet Route will take you every year around the vineyards from Montreux to Vevey. It is a 5 kilometer walk with some stops on the way where you can taste the masterpieces of the most famous chefs in the area. The Route Gourmande is part of the Confrery which attracts more than 2 000 visitors from Switzerland, France, Italy and even Japan. By participating you can taste the most exquisite foods and wines in the area.
Montreux is a stop along the way of the Orient Express line between Paris and Milan. It also has train connections to Geneva and the Simplon Tunnel. From Interlaken you can take the Train Panoramique to Montreux which is with huge windows and a glass roof. There is also a train to Lucerne.
If you are driving, you will have the pleasure of travelling along a network of highways, connecting Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.
For flights, trains and car-rental reservations as well as for buses, coaches and taxi ski transfers refer to the general Switzerland Transportation page!