This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. If you are reading this swandav I am hoping to post a short trip report in a few days - I don't know if this is common on the Switz forum but we do it all the time on the Italy forum and I personally find it very helpful so like to return the favour. Well, do you have a few years?? Both the Food museum and the Games museum can be accessed from the lake path – from the market square, face the lake, turn left and walk along until you reach first the Food museum, and then the Games museum. Both offer good access to different sights and museums. Thanks so much for this information, this is extremely helpful. Booking a single hotel room for two people? Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.com, Get answers to your questions about Montreux. Actually, as both NWL and Hambagahle note above, you really can't go wrong with either town. Within a short train and bus journey from Montreux or Vevey are the fabulous thermal baths at Lavey-les-bains www.lavey-les-bains.ch/ These are natural geothermal baths with two hot outdoor pools and one hot indoor pool where if you listen carefully you can hear music or whale sounds under the water. Restaurant suggestion for a “Swiss” experience, How best to spend an afternoon in Montreux, How to top off a Merker MCS washing machine / dryer card, train service from geneva airport to Montreux, Good Restaurant with Raclette/Fondue in Montreux or nearby. Should this appeal, so you can plan your journey on the www.sbb.ch/en website, the bus stop for the baths is called Lavey-les-Bains, Et. You'll thank yourself for doing your small part for the environment of the area if you ditch the car!! more. It seems to be ideally located near the train station and just a few minutes walk from the lake. I am planning on visiting at the end of June and wanted to know if you think (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? Blessed with an extremely mild micro-climate, Montreux-Vevey features a several-mile promenade with beautiful arrays of palm trees and tropical flowers. The busses come by about every 10 minutes. Both have attractive old towns, and lake front. I have eaten there though. It is less of a resort and more residential, with a nicer old town closer to the lake. Info centers; About us; Members; Jobs; Legal information; Practical information. You can get to the castle by foot in under an hour from Montreux (go to the lake path, face the lake, turn left and walk along the promenade). I know the hotel (and the sister of the owner!) I've recently written a couple of posts about the various things to do in Vevey, so have a search for thoses. After having a stroll around the old town, or a visit to a museum, head back to your start point, and with your back to the station, look across the road and to the right where you will see the St. Antoine shopping centre. Both have attractive old towns, and lake front. Hiking/strolling//restaurants in the prealps: There is plenty of nice hiking and dining opportunities in the mountains above Vevey and Montreux, called the prealps (or prealpes). Don't waste it. Hotel Eden Palace au Lac (www.edenmontreux.ch) is a four-star right smack in the center of town and right on the lake. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-3993343', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Vevey much better of the two towns because it seems more "Swiss" to me. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-4009259', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Vevey M rather vulgar Gerlis. Vevey has a picturesque "old town" area close to the waterfront: Rue du Lac. It was in the 90's , and when you are on the 3rd floor with no breeze and no fan it's no fun! Are there nice mountain walks accessible from the Montreux area? Montreux (60 mins) and Vevey: Montreux is theInternational Swiss town with Freddie Mercury statue, lake views, and gardens along the lake. Hotel Masson (www.hotelmasson.ch) is a charming three-star in the outskirts of town that has had a lot of good reviews; it's about two blocks inland from the lake. We like authentic charm as opposed to international opulence. It only takes a few minutes to get to the lake, so staying right at the water isn't a difficulty at all -- then you'll be rewarded by having all of your night hours and early morning hours in the calm and peaceful surroundings down by the water (and those VIEWS!). I find Vevey feels a bit more homely, and you can see more everyday people going about their business. The train journey is just under an hour and winds through beautiful countryside, climbing all the way. As soon as I get home, I'll add my list of things that I think are fun to do in the area, or as short day trips. Have you heard of any reviews on this hotel? It has turrets and a dungeon and all things appealingly castly. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. Though Vevey is very nice with a lot going for it (compared to say Montreux) and a reasonable number of bars and restaurants, it's a small town. Montreux has the biggest choice, but better avoid a Sunday afternoon when it’s at his crowdiest! Perhaps that's what gives the place its charm; a certain understated swankiness that's a little bit stuck in the 1970s and a little bit chic and cutting edge. Vevey Xmas market is tiny, like the one you get in Lausanne. 1080m), with its glass lift to the top for fabulous views over the lake and surrounding countryside. Gruyeres can be very busy with tour parties, but it’s also possible to find a quiet spot for yourself. Choose one of the following options for the Vevey to Montreux route: Michelin recommended, quickest, shortest or economical. Vevey is more of a town than Montreux, which is more of a resort. Also, suggestions of day trip would be wonderful. At this roundabout turn right and follow the road as it passes under the railway and starts to head up hill. Much more than a Hostel ! Thermal. After about 10 minutes you will see the big glass Nestle building on your left, and a small roundabout. I am not one of the experts but my trip is brand new! During the time of your stay is also the Marche Folklorique where there is a local wine tasting as part of the market (9am-Noon). You may wish to go to the Nestle owned Food museum www.alimentarium.ch/en/home.html or to the Swiss Games museum www.museedujeu.com (in a chateau in an attractive part of Vevey called La Tour-de-Peilz). You can catch a little train from Montreux station to a beautiful spot high above the lake, Rochers-de- Naye (alt. Year round there is a traditional carousel. Although passengers generally simply buy a ticket from say Lausanne to Montreux, the cruises are often advertised with more illustrious names, e.g. Vevey House, the best budget hostel in Vevey – Montreux region! I myself am not wild about the Pavilion in Vevey -- I don't like its location in a rather busy part of the town, and I don't like its modern look. although I have not stayed there myself. Has anyone suggestions regarding these two places, how long should we stay here for, and any hotel suggestions. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-3914833', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux over the last ten years, I just can't get enough of the place! ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-24263161', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux: Montreux has a lovely old town and a beautiful promenade by the lake with stunning views across to the French alps. Hi swandav, I've been reading up on your suggestions. Chiming in late in the discussion - but I like (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? And there's nothing in between the two that would meet your criteria of a "lively area" - just small, sleepy villages in the vineyards. Montreux has the feel and the flavor of a resort (at the lakeside). 2020 is a great time to go sightseeing and visit the many attractions in Lausanne, Montreux & Vevey. Your hotel will give you a Riviera Card that includes free use of the city busses that link Vevey all the way to and past Chillon to Villeneuve. There is a lovely hot outdoor pool and a hot indoor one, as well as various saunas, plunge pools and treatment areas. You will have to make one simple change from the train to the bus at St. Maurice (the bus stops are right in front of St. Maurice train station). Free services! I am also in my sixties...and I agree with NWL that it really doesn't matter which place your parents stay in - provided that the hotel you choose is right for them. Where to find a self service laundry in the Montreux/Vevey area? You can also add information on Michelin restaurants, tourist attractions or hotels in Corsier-sur-Vevey or Montreux. You can read my various posts on Les Paccots by typing Les Paccots into the search box. Montreux is gorgeous but feels more like a european resort city imo. To augment NorthWestLondoner's list for (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? MustGo: saturday's folkloric market on the main square in Vevey but attention: Market hours: 8.30am-1.pm. One detail: Vevey and Montreux are almost linked together, and there is a bus with a 10 min' ride that runs nonstop between both cities. There is also a beautiful historic carousel on the waterfront. What fun things are there to do in and around Montreux? These are links to "reviews" that also have photos: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188108-d546444-r4080258-Montreux_Old_town-Montreux_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188108-d669330-r4089520-Corniche_Lavaux_Vineyards-Montreux_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188108-d546443-r4085751-Lakeside_Promenade_Fleuri-Montreux_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g198828-r4080228-Morges_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g198820-r4082503-Gruyeres_Gruyere_Fribourg.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188079-r4085665-Gstaad_Bernese_Oberland_Swiss_Alps.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188079-r4082703-Gstaad_Bernese_Oberland_Swiss_Alps.html. If you are interested in photography, there’s Vevey has a Camera museum: www.cameramuseum.ch. Plus there are very frequent buses from Vevey to Chillon (that run via Montreux). And, yes, I'll be looking forward eagerly to your trip report! Vevey is more of a town than (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? If you would like to see a few photos or ask me anything regarding my trip you can give my your email address or post again here. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-3999429', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux and I was actually rather pleased with my choice. I read your message my accident looking at the forum for the area where I live (Lausanne-Vevey-Montreux). Just incase indolence overpowers me and I don't get round to it - I would like to thank you and the other Switz experts for all your help. It is very well located, jsut about perfect in fact. I know Vevey is only a few minutes up the road but we found it to be rather large. There is a train that leaves the station in Vevey at 1522 and arrives at Chillon at 1535. Exploring Vevey and taking the funicular: The town of Vevey is also a short train or bus journey along the lake from Montreux. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-3914317', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Lake Geneva late July early August. With your back to the lack, to the right of the market square you will find the centre of the nice photogenic old town. It is often possible to do some simple walks at Easter. I have just returned from a 4 night stay in (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-3916725', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux; it was too busy IMO. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-24260599', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux, which is more of a resort. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-24259940', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux is has more resort grandeur with a sense of being somewhere a bit fancy (but not scarily so). The pools can be busy, but are large and well run so can take it. Members who are extremely knowledgeable about this destination and answer travellers’ questions frequently. Alternatively you can catch the number 1 trolley bus from the lake road (catch it on the same side of the road as the lake), or you can catch a local train from Montreux station to Veytaux Chillon station. Sooooo much nicer than being in a car. 0. Montreux or Vevey It is possible to accommodate a group if the reservation is made at least one week before the tour. I would go with whichever offers you a hotel which you think your parents would enjoy the most. Reviews. I love Montreux for the flowered lakeside promenade while I love Vevey for its bustling old town shops. Members who are knowledgeable about this destination and volunteer their time to answer travelers' questions. There is a famous Charlie Chaplin statue close to the Food museum. It’s a kind of miniature Switzerland where visitors and locals have been living together for three centuries. International opulence = (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? I love to take a quick, vicarious trip to (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-4000199', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Switzerland! No comparison go to (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? This is a nice viewing point with a café (alt. Along the promenade, you will find a statue of Charlie Chaplin, one of the area’s famous residents; his family still lives in the region. Please contact per tel. Good to know; Transport & Access; Montreux Riviera Card; Maps & brochures; Wallpapers; Gift vouchers; Business Trade Media +41 (0) 848 868 484 info@montreuxriviera.com. They will fly into Geneva and get the train. Answer 1 of 20: We are planning a one week stay just after Christmas in the French part of Switzerland. This isn't a bad thing, but it does give the hotel more of a business than a vacation air. A local bus connects the two and they are very close by - about a ten-fifteen minute ride between the two. Vevey: as in Montreux there is a nice lake promenade and the town is much prettier than Montreux. After about 2 minutes, you will see the funicular station on your left (called Vevey Plan). You can easily spend a half day or more in Vevey – here are some options for a walking tour: With your back to Vevey station, cross the main road in front of the station, walk diagonally to the left, heading always down towards the lake. Which of Vevey or Montreux should you choose -- well, Montreux is an international resort town of about 25,000 while Vevey is a more residential town of about 16,000. The baths are not geothermal, but are very hot (heated through some type of reasonably environmentally friendly method). Château de Chillon to Montreux: 4 minutes, once per hour, so check the timetable so you know when to be back at the train station (or take bus 201, 14 minutes to Montreux, every 10 minutes) Château de Chillon to Vevey: 14 minutes, once per hour (by bus it takes 25 to 35 minutes, check timetables on sbb.ch) Montreux to Vevey: 5 minutes, frequent You may want to take a look at the Bon Rivage, which sits right on the water: I haven't stayed there because I can't seem to tear myself away from Montreux! And there are two trains an hour from Vevey to Montreux from where you can either take the bus to Chillon, or walk there. If you would like a reasonably priced meal, head right up to the top floor, where there is an excellent self service cafe. Is it a whole day trip or something that can be done in a half a day. This would be your chance! 3 Reviews. There was no moving air or fan. 5.0. Get answers to your questions about Montreux. I would certainly stay there if I were to go to (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? The area is very beautiful in the summer but personnally I would not go there for a holiday at Christmas. Also, from Vevey consider going up to the village of Les Paccots for some mountain fun. We actually hired a car but we still found Montreux to be nicely situated for the trips we wanted to take. I was thinking about booking my parents into the Astra Pavilion Hotel, (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-24259319', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux or Vevey? Nononono, no (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? It will be a waste of your money, as it's more FUN and very convenient to use the trains, ferries, and city busses. This will bring you to the market square on the lake front, which is a lovely place for photos across the lake. I'd stay in (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? We had a great trip. CGN has several cruises in this area. I think NWL has perfectly characterized both towns, so that will give you more confidence in your choice. - Wikipedia. Get the best route from Corsier-sur-Vevey to Montreux with ViaMichelin. Montreux-Vevey Tourisme. But last … Related: What are the most popular tours in Montreux? If you had two days in Montreux, how would you spend it? 0. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-3998615', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Vevey and visit Montreux. Florence-Milan-Montreux Train Reservation. A local bus connects the two and they are very close by - about a ten-fifteen minute ride between the two. I find Vevey feels a bit more homely, and you can see more everyday people going about their business. more. Montreux (UK: / m ɒ̃ ˈ t r ɜː /, US: / m ɒ̃ ˈ t r oʊ /, French: pronunciation) is a municipality and a Swiss town on the shoreline of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps.It belongs to the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland and has a population of approximately 26,433, and about 85,000 in the agglomeration Vevey-Montreux as 2019. Both offer good access to different sights and museums. See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Vevey, Montreux, Chillon from Geneva . Take the funicular up through the vineyards (10 minutes), to the top, Mont Pelerin. Vevey is a good compromise between Lausanne and Montreux, also a nice town on Lake Leman. You might even want to venture a bit further for "authentic charm" and stay in Chexbres, St Saphorin or another one of the gorgeous villages that are perched along the slopes of LacLeman. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. where is Freddie Mercury's lake house in Montreux ? Restaurant suggestion for a “Swiss” experience, How best to spend an afternoon in Montreux, How to top off a Merker MCS washing machine / dryer card, train service from geneva airport to Montreux. Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Swiss Alps from Montreux, Day Trip to Vevey, Montreux, Chillon from Geneva, Glacier 3000 High Level Experience in the Swiss Alps from Lausanne, www.myswitzerland.com/en/offer-Travel_Gettingaround-Cableways-236911.html, www.myswitzerland.com/en/offer-Activities_Excursions-FamNature-17194.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html, Hiking in Rochers-de-Naye (with Interrail pass). Hotels with Complimentary Breakfast in Montreux, Hotels near Marmot's Paradise (Marmottes Paradis), Hotels near Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux. The Golf-Hotel (www.golf-hotel-montreux.ch/) is a four-star in the suburt of Territet, also right on the lake. Here are my reviews of activities around the lake & nearby excursions: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188108-d546444-r4080258-Vieille_Ville_de_Montreux-Montreux_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188108-d669330-r4089520-Corniche_Lavaux_Vineyards-Montreux_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188108-d546443-r4085751-Lakeside_Promenade_Fleuri-Montreux_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g198828-r4080228-Morges_Vaud.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g198820-r4082503-Gruyeres_La_Gruyere_Canton_of_Fribourg.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188079-r4085665-Gstaad_Bernese_Oberland_Swiss_Alps.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g188079-r4082703-Gstaad_Bernese_Oberland_Swiss_Alps.html, Let me know if you'd like other or specific information --. Vevey is one of the “Pearls of the Swiss Riviera”. MustGo: saturday's folkloric market on the main square in Vevey but attention: Market hours: 8.30am-1.pm. It belongs to the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland and has a population of about 25,000, and about 85,000 in the agglomeration Vevey-Montreux. A funicular is a steep train: www.myswitzerland.com/en/offer-Travel_Gettingaround-Cableways-236911.html . Both Montreux and Vevey have wonderful lakeside promenades. Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000: High Level Experience Swiss Alps from Montreux, Day Trip to Vevey, Montreux, Chillon from Geneva, Glacier 3000 High Level Experience in the Swiss Alps from Lausanne, Hiking in Rochers-de-Naye (with Interrail pass). ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-3993602', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Montreux. The Quays of Montreux : A 7 kilometers platform for pedestrian use on the banks of the lake, with more than 500 different species of flowers each season, 7 varieties of Palm trees and even banana plants, and a 10 million budget for the town gardeners. Discover 4 fun things to do in Lausanne, Montreux & Vevey, Switzerland. Which of Vevey or Montreux should you choose -- well, Montreux is an international resort town of about 25,000 while Vevey is a more residential town of about 16,000. Nice to get some mulled wine when you pass through it, but not worth a train trip. Many thanks. Which one is easier to get to by train? Montreux Jazz festival in July. Boat trips can be taken from both Montreux and Vevey. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. They are suitable for all seasons. Montreux is a municipality and a Swiss town on the shoreline of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps. Bulle is an attractive small town close to Gruyeres in the Gruyere region. Charmey is a pretty working village at the base of the prealps. In this case, you may choose the meeting place and time, the spoken language and duration of your tour. The region is especially rich in cultural events, including the unmissable Montreux Jazz Festival, and boasts some of the best hotel schools and private clinics in … In Montreux, you're likely to meet folks from all across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, while in Vevey you're likely to meet Swiss --, I have more experience & knowledge of hotels in Montreux, so I can only give those --. But seriously, I would guess that the travelers who visit there stay for 2-4 nights and are comfortable with that. I'm coming to this thread a bit late and don't know if you've already booked a room, but while I agree wtih Swandav that the Bon Rivage's location next to the lake is very nice, I think that your parents would be better off at another hotel. The pools have jets, bubble areas, a small river rapids and most importantly, lovely mountain views. There's something very special about Vevey that's hard to put your finger on, something only those in the know would understand. The station in Vevey is slightly uphill from the wharf, about 10 minutes walk. This area is a summer destination. We stayed at the Suisse Majestic and while it wasn't exactly international opulence nor authentically charming- it did possess views to die for and a fantastic location for either train or boat trips. Montreux Holiday Home. There are plenty of restaurants and cafe. A: This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers. You can get the ferry schedules at this site: Yes, it's also easy and fun to rent a bike (at the train stations) and cycle the vineyards of the Lavaux or cycle along the lake. A shortish walk above the funicular station is the Plein Ciel transmitter tower at the summit of Mont Pelerin (alt. So you can use Vevey as a base and go from time to time to Montreux. : In my opinion, one of the most beautiful castles in the world is close to Montreux www.chillon.ch . A friendly atmosphere! If you had two days in Montreux, how would you spend it? Vevey to Montreux route planner Get the best route from Vevey to Montreux with ViaMichelin. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-18531155', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');renting a car and driving around is better then taking the trains. Rome2rio makes travelling from Montreux to Vevey easy. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. The Vevey–Montreux–Chillon–Villeneuve tramway (VMCV) was a metre gauge electric tramway in the Swiss canton of Vaud.It linked the towns of Vevey, Montreux and Villeneuve close to the shoreline of Lake Geneva, and also served the famous Château de Chillon.The line was formed by a merger of the Vevey–Montreux–Chillon tramway (VMC) and the Chillon–Byron–Villeneuve tramway (CBV). What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Vevey, Montreux, Chillon from Geneva ? Montreux Riviera is a land of contrasts. Oh, I'm *very* happy to help! The baths do not have their own bus stop, but it is just a short walk from the village centre to the baths (look for a brown fountain sign off the main road which indicates thermal baths). +41 21 962 84 78 or by e-mail: guides@montreuxriviera.com. You know -- we Americans don't often get the chance to experience a world-class rail system. Find all the transport options for your trip from Montreux to Vevey right here. To review the Tripadvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html. Here are a number of things you might enjoy seeing in this area: (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? We kept taking the train AWAY from there! It has a nice chateau, an interesting museum about the region’s history, art and traditions /www.musee-gruerien.ch/en/index.htm, it has some nice restaurants and a small shopping high street. montreux Jazz festival, need info for upcomming july trip. I've taken my friend from Ricky there most years - so you see, it must be worth it!. There is a famous statue of Freddie Mercury from Queen.