Montreux city life
Montreux’s unique city life is based on the city’s history, its urban energy and music. The bay of Lake Geneva is animated by parks, concerts and monuments. The city provides plenty of activities including trips to the nearby Chateau de Chillon, Wine Train, Chateau La Tour-de-Peils or the small village of Gruyeres.
Some of the city’s monuments are the Old Montreux, the Châtelard Castle, Hôtel Montreux Palace, Marché couvert or the Territet, along with Villa Karma. The statue of Freddie Mercury with the cover of the Queen “Made in Heaven” album is also a touristic hotspot.
In your free time, you can relax while hiking, swimming or even snowboarding. Parks are also popular, as well as trips with the Golden Pass Line, that offers a panoramic view of the city.
Cultural events that take place annually are the Septembre musical de Montreux, the Golden Rose festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and the advertising event of the Golden Award of Montreux. Bars and restaurants are also in charge of the city’s nightlife.
International atmosphere in Montreux
Montreux is considered an international hotspot, due to its large amount visitors and tourists. Almost half of the inhabitants are foreign nationals and the population rate is still dynamic.
French-speaking locals are followed by Germans and Italians. However, international students often find an accredited programme in Montreux and their number is significant.
Climate of Montreux involves warm and pretty humid summers, with occasional rainfalls. In winter it might snow. Temperatures have averages of 4.5°C (40.1°F) in January and 24.9°C (75°F) in July.