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Top Choice Chateau in Montreux

Château de Chillon

From the Montreux waterfront, fairy-tale Chemin Fleuri (Floral 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 Museum in Montreux

Queen: The 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…
Area in Montreux

Rochers de Naye

A fabulous cogwheel-train ride (adult/child return Sfr68.40/34.20, 55 minutes, hourly) from Montreux station is half the reason to ascend the mountain to Rochers de Naye, a natural platform at 2042m offering spectac…
Music in Montreux

Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux’s 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 …
European in Montreux

Restaurant le 45

Although the presentation of a fairly standard European and international hotel menu can be a little hit and miss, the panoramic view and expansive terrace combined make dining at this restaurant of the Grand Hôtel …
Cafe in Montreux

Montreux Jazz Cafe

If you can't afford to stay in the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, why not pop into this cafe/bar to soak up the surrounds and partake in an expensive beverage or light light meal. Smart casual dress is required.
Irish Pub in Montreux

Barrel Oak

Everybody loves an Irish Pub and Montreux is no exception: the Barrel Oak is loved for its convivial vibe, great craic and daily set menus. Pop in for a beer and you might find yourself dining with the crowd.
Monument in Montreux

Freddie Mercury Statue

Year round, fresh flowers adorn the feet of this 3m-tall statue of Freddie Mercury in front of Montreux’s old covered market on the waterfront. Created by Czech sculptor Irena Sedlecká, it's lovingly dedicated to Me…
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 GoldenPass train. The menu specialises in b…
Christmas in Montreux

La Maison du Père Noël

Santa comes to his house in Switzerland in a grotto atop the Rochers de Naye (2042m) to the delight of visiting kids from all over Switzerland and around the world. Admission includes return cogwheel-railway ride fr…