Top things to do

Top Choice Chateau in Montreux

Château de Chillon

From the Montreux waterfront, fairy-tale Chemin Fleuri (Flower Path) – a silky smooth promenade framed by flowerbeds positively tropical in colour and vivacity – snakes dreamily along the lake for 4km to the magnifi…
Top Choice Historic Site in Montreux

Queen Studio Experience

Queen recorded seven albums in this lovingly preserved studio (they also owned the joint from 1979 to 1993), and a visit here will give you a strong sense of their oeuvre and relationship with the town. Charming par…
Museum in Montreux

Musée de Montreux

Displays range from Roman finds and period furniture to thimbles and street signs at Montreux’ local history museum, situated inside an old winegrower’s house.
Music in Montreux

Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux’ best-known festival, established in 1967, takes over the town for two weeks in July. Free concerts take place daily (tickets for bigger-name gigs cost anything from Sfr60 to Sfr450), and the music is not j…
Christmas in Montreux

Santa’s Grotto

Santa comes to Switzerland at this very popular annual attraction.
Gardens in Montreux

La Rambertia

Lovely Alpine garden with around 1000 plants. A 10-minute walk from the Rochers de Naye cogwheel train station.
Brasserie in Montreux

Restaurant du Pont

Situated in a solid old building high up in the Old Town, the summer terrace here is a riot of blooms, and the soundtrack is that of water rushing down to the lake and the Golden Pass train. The menu specialises in …
Monument in Montreux

Freddie Mercury Statue

Year round, fresh flowers adorn the feet of this 3m-tall statue of Freddie Mercury, ‘lover of life, singer of songs’, in front of Montreux’ old covered market on the waterfront.