Welcome to the Swiss Riviera!
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The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place in June/July and features concerts on a variety of stages and parks is very famous.
Because of the exceptionally mild climate Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Plants associated with the Mediterranean, such as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera.
The long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle is simply asking to be strolled along. Cultural events, such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as countless excursion options to the mountainous hinterland or on the lake make Montreux the most popular excursion and holiday destination. Many of the houses along the lakeside road, including the magnificent Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, date from the hayday of the Belle Epoque. And the town has a modern congress and exhibition centre: the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C).
Nestled between the Alps and Lake Geneva, Montreux offers a treasure of activities. Our Concierge has prepared a line up of itineraries to help you experience the area's most popular attractions and secrets.
DAY TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Choose from a selection of expeditions tailored specifically for both families and individuals. LEARN MORE
The Swiss Riviera has been an inspiration to a variety of artists throughout centuries. From poet Lord Byron to rock star Freddie Mercury and movie pioneer Charlie Chaplin, discover Montreux's scenography through the eyes of the greatest. LEARN MORE
LOCAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is the jewel crowning the magnificent Swiss Riviera. Discover what makes the Riviera so appealing through its local attractions. LEARN MORE
Montreux's shopping experience is refined and reserved for those in-the-know. There is no better place than Fairmont Le Montreux Palace to seek advice on the best boutiques of the Swiss Riviera. LEARN MORE
With plethora of Family activities and themed museums, Montreux is the best location for the edu-tainment of the little ones! LEARN MORE
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, overlooking the Alps. Built in 1906, this Jewel of Belle-Époque architecture offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere, and personalized and attentive service in true Swiss style. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a unique five-star luxury hotel on Lake Geneva; member of Leading Hotels of the World and Swiss Deluxe Hotels.