From jazz to outdoor adventure, fine dining to wellbeing, this Swiss haven has a special summer lined up for visitors
Its splendour, pleasant climate and famous guests have given the region of Montreux-Vevey the title of Swiss Riviera. Beyond its dream landscape, it offers many more things to do. A host of cultural events, fine dining venues, outdoor activities, and wellbeing centres ensure visitors have many reasons to relish the warmer weather.
Visitors can stroll along the flowery quays, climb aboard a Belle Epoque boat for a gourmet cruise, enjoy the freshness of Lake Geneva during a swim, the coolness of the mountains during an escapade at the Rochers-de-Naye or enjoy a gastronomic meal on a terrace at sunset.
Opening the season this year is the Montreux Jazz Festival which opens with an intimate edition from July 2nd to 17th. Artists on the bill include international stars such as Woodkid, Arlo Parks and Dotan.
The exciting festival will be followed by the launch of Dolce Riviera, a concept initiated in 2020 which will offer numerous terraces, extended bathing areas in Montreux & Vevey as well as animations for young and old until the end of the summer.
Fine dining has always been a forte of this rich culinary region, with an abundance of Michelin-starred restaurants to its name. Two-star Le Pont de Brent, one-star Restaurant Denis Martin, Les Saisons and Les Atelier are among the names for which the region has become renowned.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the region in its finest glory, bursting with life amidst the wonder of nature. The great outdoors has much to offer from hiking tours, & water sports to taking a tranquil stroll down Montreux Lakeside, all with the backdrop of the magnificent Alps.
Montreux Riviera offers some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, historical icons such as Le Grand Hotel Du Lac and the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace offer the most majestic escapes in the heart of this glorious region.
The region is rich with wellness, a spa haven for both medical and recreational wellbeing. Visitors can enjoy the natural haven found in the Lavey-les-Bains thermal spa or relax at the Spa Givenchy where views of the spectacular surrounds make for the most heavenly escape.
Known for its world-class medical tourism, the region's clinics such as Clinique La Prairie and LaClinic, boast some of the world’s finest doctors in the fields of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery.
Culture abounds for art, history, and music lovers alike. From walking in the footsteps of some of the region’s former celebrity residents, Freddie Mercury and Charlie Chaplin to name but a few, to witnessing the talents of local and international street artists or stepping back through time at the Chillon Castle that has stood proudly on its rocky island for nearly a thousand years, there is so much to excite the senses.
Whatever visitors desires or inspirations are, they will find here a multitude of ideas to have an unforgettable stay in Montreux Riviera.