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Welcome to Montreux

Welcome to Montreux - The city of the “Jazz Festival”



Jazz aficionados know Montreux as the home of the famed jazz festival. And where else will you find a statue of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury? But even those who aren't music fans will find respite in this resort town on the Swiss Riviera: the wineries here are world renowned, the Château de Chillon is an impressive example of a medieval castle and the views of the Dents-du- Midi are breathtaking. Walk on the lake promenade, ride on the rack railway or wander Old Montreux to taste its Edwardian flavour.




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Harry’s New York Bar in Montreux distinguishes itself from the rest of its siblings in the chain through its elegance and luxurious décor. Managed by Le Montreux Palace , Harry’s lures visitors with quality dining and a diversity of drink offerings, all in a relatively low-key atmosphere.
Finally, Caesar’s is a decent lakeside establishment for dance and music, and the Pussycat Club offers a weird combination of live DJ’s and sushi that promises to entertain all subspecies of night owl.

You can do your shops in many commercial area, like Globus, Manor, Bucherer... Many of these are open from monday to saturday, and closed on sunday except for the bakerys and grocerys.


If you would listen to the music come to the Montreux Jazz Festival. The internationally reknowned Montreux Jazz Festiva brings over a hundred thousand visitors to the town every summer with its impressive collection of artists, including the likes of B.B. King, Dave Koz, and Paul Simon.
For a relaxation area, you can visit the Montreux museum. The main museum of Montreux is in the old town. The museum is housed in some ancient houses and the exhibits tell the story of Montreux.
Also, you can visit the Château de Chillon (10 minutes by car after Montreux) on the border of the lake. It shows the history of France and Switzerland.
And finally, you can go to the Casino Barriere of Montreux. It is rolling out the red carpet to welcome you into a world of dreams and pleasures! 10 000 M2 entirely dedicated to your pleasure: 3 restaurants, 375 slot machines and 22 gambling tables. Queen The Studio Experience Permanent exhibition open to the public 7/7 from 10h30 to 22h00. Free entrance.


Standard time zone : UTC/GMT +1 hour.

The climate is warm and temperate in Montreux. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Montreux. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The average annual temperature in Montreux is 9.8 °C.

Public transport
Local Transport in Montreux is quite easily accessible. There are many different modes of transportation within Montreux like Car, Train, Bus & Taxi.


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