Montreux

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Terraced Vinyards of LavauxMontreux is the capital of the Vaud Rivera. Enjoying an extremely favorable climatic condition, the area is surrounded by Mediterranean plants such as pines, cypresses and palm trees. Situated
on the Lake Geneva bay, Montreux has once served as a dwelling place to several world famous personalities namely Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several others.

Exploring Montreux can be practically difficult especially if you do not have a reliable Switzerland car hire at your disposal. By booking a Switzerland car hire, you will most definitely enjoy your vacation in this lovely city the best way possible. Montreux is a beautiful town with amazing backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Jazz festival holds every June/July of the year with various concerts to be held in the town. There are also popular cultural events like the Montreux Jazz Festival that hold every year with music performers from all over the entire globe. The mountainous hinterland is a good place for mountain hikers to explore. The terraced vineyards of Lavaux, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also an interesting place to visit.

Shopping in Montreux

One of the most activities to do here is shopping. The boutiques and fashion stores have the best designer products collected from Paris and Milan. There are also designer wrist watches such as Swiss watch, knives stores and souvenir vendors scattered all over the city. Traditional cafes are located along the lake promenade and in the small center of town.

Events in Montreux

Montreux Jazz Festival

The Jazz festival in Montreux holds in the early weeks of July. The festival features music performers from all over the world performing at the two main stages of the Congress Center and also at the Casino. You can book tickets for the events online, but if you are unlucky to get a ticket, you can settle for the street parties and free entertainment that spring up on the lake front.

Other Festivals in Montreux include April’s Choral Festival, and the Classical Festival de Musique “Septembre Musical” which is usually scheduled to hold in August and September at venues in Montreux and Vevey.

Museums in Montreux

Old Montreux

Musée du Vieux is located at the center of Old Montreux, in two fine wine-growers houses. A visit to the museum gives a deep insight into the rich history of the region.

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne

The Olympic museum is located at the “Quai d’Ouchy 1” in the nearby Lausanne. You can watch live streaming of yesteryears athlete like Carl Lewis or Jesse Owens, as interesting highlights are displayed on a live terminal. The advent of advanced technology makes it easy to get a feel of past Olympic Games. A visit to this museum promises to be exhilarating with lots of fun.

Top Events

• Montreux Jazz Festival – Ever since its inception in 1967, the Montreux Jazz festival has gradually metamorphosed into a big event which usually features the greatest jazz, blues, rock, world music and soul musicians from all over the world. (June/July).

• Comedy-Festival; This festival holds every December and it brings together the most famous comedians from the French-, German- and English-speaking areas.

• Christmas Market; A famous destination in Switzerland with plenty of tourist attractions for guests. Here you will find several decorated wooden houses brimming with gifts.

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