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Category: Cities, Local time: 02:45:12, Altitude: 403m, Official WWW website:

Pros

breathtaking architecture
nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
splendid sceneries
easy-to-access
attractive museums

Cons

overcrowded

Suitable for

shopping
history
active vacation
romantic vacation
sport tourism

Why to go there?

christmas markets

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air

business travel (industry)

food processing
financial
bank

Activities

mountain bikes
fishing


Information and Facts

GPS: 46.4319, 6.9135
Altitude: 403 m
Nearest border: France, 7.1 km
Distance from the capital city: Bern, 89 km
Last update: 2012-10-22 00:54:09

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: breathtaking architecture, nice weather, delicious meals, bustling destination, splendid sceneries, easy-to-access, attractive museums, flat surrounding area, mild climate
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: far from the airport

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 562011-08-31 10:25:03
Montreux is an important city in Switzerland . It is situated in the canton of Vaud, on the north-western bank of Lake Geneva , at the foothills of the Alps, at the altitude of 385 m above sea level. It has about 24,000 inhabitants. Montreux attracts visitors by its picturesqueness. It is also well-known for its famous jazz festival.

About the city

Montreux is a pleasant city that became world-widely known due to the song "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple. It tells the story of a fan of Frank Zappa, who set the local casino on fire by a flare in 1971. The damaged casino was re-opened in 1975.
Montreux is also famous for the so-called Montreux Convention that was signed there in 1936. This pact still sets the conditions under which war ships can pass through the straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles.
In 1924, the International Roller Sports Federation that associates all sports connected with in-line skating was founded there.

Tourist attractions

The most interesting part of Montreux is the Old Town (Vieux Quartier) - the area of narrow streets surrounding the street Rue de Pont. Another beautiful part of the city spreads along the bank of the lake. It is full of hotels, restaurants and shops from the 19th century. The information center is located there as well. There is a charming promenade with palms along the lake's bank. The most interesting monument is the castle Château de Chillon . If you are interested in the history of the city, which dates back to the Roman era, visit the Montreux Museum. The main square of the city- the Place du Marché- features e.g. the statue of Freddie Mercury.

Activities

Montreux offers a great range of activities. In summer, the bank of the lake is a perfect place for taking walks. The surroundings are very attractive for hiking and cycling. The small bays along the bank are popular for swimming and making picnics. There is also a great choice of various relaxation baths and cosmetic procedures in Montreux. In winter, you can go to the well-known ski resorts nearby, such as Les portes du Soleil or Ski Resort Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets . Railroad lovers can visit the Swiss Vapeur Parcu or take a ride in the sight-seeing train Rochers de Naye, which will get you to a natural platform at the altitude of 2,042 m above sea level. You will be rewarded by an intriguing view of Lake Geneva .

Tourist services

Montreux offers a wide range of accommodation. To see the basic offer, click HERE . There are many very high-quality restaurants in the city, where you might meet famous people. The most popular are the restaurants Café du Grütli, Bavaria and Pont de Brent. The latter belongs among the best restaurants in Switzerland . It is one of the two restaurants in the country that has received three Michelin stars.

Amusement- jazz festival

Montreux hosts a number of celebrations and festivals throughout the year. The most renowned of them is the famous jazz festival that annually takes place in July since 1967. The festival of classical music called Montreux-Vevey also takes place in the city. Every September since 2003, the city hosts the Freddie Mercury's Montreux Memorial Day. Another cultural event is the Golden Award of Montreux awarded since 1989. It is the first international advertising and multimedia competition in Europe. There is also a cultural center with a theater called the Maison Visinand. The Casino Barriére offers good fun to hazard seekers.

Transport

Montreux is best accessible by car, train or ship. Every hour, three trains go from Lausanne to the city. The journey takes about 30 minutes. By car, you can get there by motorway n.9 (E27, E62) . You can also reach Montreux by ships from other big cities on the bank of Geneva Lake . The nearest airport is in Lausanne (Aéroport de Lausanne) .

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