Points of interest in and around Montreux-Villeneuve

Museums, theaters, concert halls, tourist info, transports, and some more

 
Ancienne-Poste
Live music stage in the former post office of Montreux old town. Mainly Latin music. Fridays and Saturdays, open 7 p.m. Closed in July and August.
Avants (Les)
A pretty village in the Heights of Montreux, at an altitude of 1,000 meters. Situated on the MOB narrow-gauge railway line, it is the gateway to Pays-d'Enhaut (Vaud Prealps).
Belmont-sur-Montreux Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Blonay
A village above Vevey, on the Pléiades Mountain slopes. It's the end station of the railway line of the Blonay-Chamby Railway Museum.
Blonay Train Station
Blonay Train Station (Vevey-Pléiades line). Blonay-Chamby Train Museum end station.
Blonay-Chamby
A living Railway Museum above Montreux, in the heights of the Swiss Riviera, with old steam and electrical trains and a 3-km narrow-gauge mountain line. Open Saturday-Sunday from May till October.
Brent
An old village of Montreux, quite famous in the region for its yearly fair, established 1486 (every year in November).
Café-Restaurant du Basset
A "bistronomical" restaurant in Clarens near Montreux, located Rue des Vaudrès 30, within walking distance of the picturesque Port du Basset marina watched over by Salagnon Island. Member of Swiss Guild of Restaurateurs-Chefs, of the Gold Fish Brotherhood and of Euro-Toques Switzerland.
Caux
High above Montreux, at 1,000-1,200 m above sea, a small village around a beautiful ancient palace, with a breathtaking view over the Lake of Geneva and the mountains.
Caux Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Caveau des Vignerons
Swiss traditional cuisine in the old town of Montreux, at 30bis Rue Industrielle (but the entrance is around the corner, at Rue du Marché). The typical winegrower vault, built around 1900, was hosting a theatre at the time. It's a mythical place, very picturesque, which opens in case of affluence or for groups. The other room (the modern one) is open 7 days a week.
Château de Chillon
Castle of Chillon, one of the most beautiful medieval castles of Switzerland, in Veytaux near Montreux, on the Swiss Riviera. A very interesting castle-museum!
Chailly
Now a part of the Municipality of Montreux, this village is situated right at the freeway exit. Integrated in the urban area but keeping a small village nucleus.
Chamby Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen). Start station of the Blonay-Chamby Train Museum.
Châtelard Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Chernex
The village of Chernex, the hamlet of Chamby, terminus of the scenic steam train Blonay-Chamby, Sonzier with its easy access to the natural splendours of the Gorges du Chauderon are located between lake, vineyards, and mountains.
Chernex Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Clarens
A small village in the Municipality of Montreux, on the Swiss Riviera, linked to the souvenir of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and many others.
Col de Jaman
Col de Jaman, near Dent de Jaman (Jaman Peak, alt. 1875 m), is a mountain pass connecting the Swiss Riviera to the Pays-d'Enhaut and Saanenland, in the Prealps. Bad road from Les Avants, no road to the other side.
Collonge Funicular Station
Territet-Glion funicular railway, intermediary station. In Glion, connection with the MGN cogwheel train Montreux-Rochers-de-Naye. In Territet, connection with the local trains of the railway line Geneva-Milano.
Crêt-d´y-Bau Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Décal´Quai
Alternative cultural centre in Montreux, on the train station platform. Artists, workshops, concerts and more.
Dent de Jaman
1,875 m above the sea, this wild peak looks unattainable when you see it from Montreux. But it's easily reachable by a trail, and the panoramic view from the summit is breathtaking!
Embarcadère de Clarens
Clarens Boat Dock, CGN (Lake Geneva Navigation General Company).
Embarcadère de Montreux
Montreux Boat Dock, CGN (Lake Geneva Navigation General Company).
Embarcadère de Territet
Territet Boat Dock, CGN (Lake Geneva Navigation General Company).
Embarcadère de Veytaux-Chillon
Veytaux-Chillon Boat Dock, CGN (Lake Geneva Navigation General Company).
Embarcadère de Villeneuve
Villeneuve Boat Dock, CGN (Lake Geneva Navigation General Company).
Empire Skate Building
The Empire Skate Building is a large indoor skatepark in Montreux, near the train station. Tuesday-Sunday 2-9pm (Wednesday and Saturday opening 1pm, Sunday closing 8pm).
Exit 15 Montreux (a)
A9 (E27/E62) freeway, exit 15 (when coming from Valais).
Exit 15 Montreux (b)
A9 (E27/E62) freeway, exit 15 (when coming from Lausanne, Fribourg, Vevey).
Exit 16 Villeneuve (a)
A9 (E27/E62) freeway, exit 16 (when coming from Lausanne, Fribourg, Vevey).
Exit 16 Villeneuve (b)
A9 (E27/E62) freeway, exit 16 (when coming from Valais).
Fontanivent Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Gare de Clarens
CFF line Geneva-Lausanne-Vevey-Montreux-Sion-Brig, local trains.
Gare de Territet
CFF line Geneva-Lausanne-Vevey-Montreux-Sion-Brig, local trains.
Gare de Veytaux-Chillon
CFF line Geneva-Lausanne-Vevey-Montreux-Sion-Brig, local trains.
Gare de Villeneuve
CFF line Geneva-Lausanne-Vevey-Montreux-Sion-Brig, local trains.
Glion
The village overlooking Montreux, on the road to Caux and on the MGN railway line connecting Montreux to the Rochers-de-Naye summit.
Glion Funicular Station
Territet-Glion funicular railway, uphill station. Connection with the MGN cogwheel train Montreux-Rochers-de-Naye. In Territet, connection with the local trains of the railway line Geneva-Milano.
Glion Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux. Connection with Territet-Glion funicular.
Glion-Alpes Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Glion-Collège Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Gorges du Chauderon
Only a few minutes away from Montreux Old Town, a wild track along the Baye river, a cool hike during hot summer days. Many hikes possible, up to Les Avants and beyond.
Grangettes (Les)
The natural reserve of Grangettes is what remains of the Rhône river marshes that covered the plain until the 19th century. It is an important protected site with many paths and trails for hikers.
Haut-de-Caux Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Il Brigantino
Very good Italian restaurant in Montreux, near the train station, the Montreux Palace, and the Music and Convention Centre. Closed on Sundays. Known for its vast and varied wine list, and good service, La Couronne specializes in Italian dishes. Enjoy a range of fresh pasta, pizza, antipasti, meat, fresh fish, and seafood at reasonable prices.
Jaman Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Jor Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
La Perche Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Le Tremblex Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Les Avants Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen). Connection with the funicular to Sonloup.
Les Avants-Sonloup
Les Avants-Sonloup funicular railway, downhill station. Spring: narcissus flower fields. Summer and autumn: hikes. Winter: toboggan run on the road from Sonloup. Connection with the MOB train from Montreux.
Les Cases Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Les Echets Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Les Planches Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Merdasson
1,858 m above the sea, this mountain situated between Dent de Jaman and Rochers-de-Naye looks like a pyramid when seen from Montreux. Easily reachable for a hike, as the train to Naye stops at La Perche, just 60 m below the summit.
Montreux
Located on the shore of Lake Geneva and on the first slopes of the Prealps, Montreux hosts the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and the Christmas Market. It's an ideal starting point to discover the Swiss Riviera.
Montreux Jazz Festival
World-famous music festival, every year in July. Programme unveiled every year in April. Paying and free concerts.
Montreux Museum
Montreux Historical Museum, from the prehistoric times till the touristic era. Open every day from March 25 1 till November 6, 2016, 10-12 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Montreux Noël
The most beautiful Christmas Market of Switzerland, every year in Montreux and around from the end of November till Christmas. Next edition: November 25-December 24, 2016.
Montreux Tourist Info
Where to find touristic information and support in Montreux: in a pavilion on the lake promenade, in the center of town.
Montreux Train Station (CFF)
Montreux CFF Train Station, line Geneva-Lausanne-Vevey-Sion-Brig-Milano. On Avenue des Alpes, parallel to Grand-Rue (Main Street) along the lakeshore.
Montreux Train Station (MOB/MGN)
Montreux Train Station, MOB (Montreux-Gstaad-Zweisimmen) and MGN (Montreux-Glion-Rochers-de-Naye) lines. Platforms mountain-side, parallel to the main railway lines.
Montreux-Collège Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Paccot Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Planchamp Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Planches (Les)
Montreux Old Town, easy to reach from downtown (10min walk). The real Montreux, a kind of little Montmartre with artists, workshops, restaurants, etc. Starting point for hikes in the mountains.
Post Office Montreux
Just beside the train station. Cash machine available.
Rochers-de-Naye (Les)
High above Montreux, 2,045m over the sea, only reachable by train or trek, a unique mountain paradise and starting point for many spectacular hikes. Breathtaking panoramas over lake and hinterland.
Rochers-de-Naye Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Sendy-Sollard Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Sonchaux
A hamlet above Veytaux and Chillon Castle. Spectacular view of Lake Geneva. Paragliding and hang gliding starting point. Reachable by a paved road from Villeneuve (or by a forest road from Caux).
Sonloup
Les Avants-Sonloup funicular railway, uphill station. Spring: narcissus flower fields. Summer and autumn: hikes. Winter: toboggan run on the road to Les Avants.
Sonzier Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
Tavel
One of the villages of Montreux, on the Swiss Riviera.
Territet
A former tourist mecca, internationally known resort, with an important architectural heritage. It's the village where Sissi, Empress of Austria, was sojourning when she was assassinated as she went in Geneva for a lake cruise.
Territet Funicular Station
Territet-Glion funicular railway, downhill station. Connection with the local trains of the railway line Geneva-Milano. In Glion, connection with the MGN cogwheel railway line (Montreux-Rochers-de-Naye).
Théâtre de l´Odéon
Little theater in the main street of Villeneuve, near Montreux. Plays in French.
Théâtre Montreux-Riviera
A little theater in the old town of Montreux. Specialized in comedy plays (in French only) since 1952.
Toveyre Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Valmont Train Stop
MGN Cogwheel Train Line (Montreux-Glion-Naye). Start in Montreux, end at Rochers-de-Naye. This line serves also Glion and Caux, two villages above Montreux.
Veytaux
Believe it or not, the Castle of Chillon is not situated in Montreux, but in Veytaux, the only village that refused to join the new Commune of Montreux back in 1962.
Villard (Vallon de)
Above Montreux, on the other side of the mountain overlooking Les Avants to the west, the beautiful Villard Valley is a perfect place for hikes and, in May, to see incredible fields of narcissus.
Villeneuve
The last town on the northern shore of Lake Léman (Lake of Geneva), gate to the Chablais area. Natural reserve of Les Grangettes just nearby, for nice hikes.
Villeneuve Tourist Info
Where to find touristic information and support in Villeneuve (near Montreux): near the train station.
Vuarennes Train Stop
MOB line (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) connecting Montreux to Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex), to Saanenland (Gstaad) and to Simmental (Zweisimmen).
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