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Preparing your trip to Montreux: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Geneva - Montreux by boat 1. In Montreux, the climate is quite mild. The temperature never drops below zero even in winter. Those who prefer to vacation in a quiet atmosphere should visit the resort in winter or late autumn.
2. If you travel in summer, you should book a room in advance. In summer, the city attracts more tourists. At this time, a lot of big festivals are held here.
3. City restaurants, especially those located on the embankment are distinguished by high prices. It will be more pleasant for thrifty tourists to visit bars, some of which offer quite a rich menu.
4. The main type of public transport is buses. Active tourists are recommended to buy a travel card, Regional Pass, that is valid not only in the territory of the city, but also in its surroundings.
5. In Montreux, taxi services are expensive too. It will be advantageous only for a large group of people to use them. It is better to call a taxi by phone, as the price is lower in this case. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Fans of cruises should use the services of the Compagnie Generlade de Navigation. This company organizes cruises on Lake Geneva and rents out yachts.
7. If you travel to Montreux, it is more comfortable to take a transfer flight to Geneva. There is a large international airport there. There is a regular railway and bus connection between Montreux and Geneva.
Montreux lives an eventful cultural life. During the year, a lot of beautiful festivals and holidays, most of which have become world-famous, are celebrated here. In summer, the Montreux … Open
8. In the city and its neighborhood, some museums and other landmarks are open only during the tourist season. They are closed from mid-autumn to mid-spring.
9. Some of the most popular gifts in Montreux are local wine and chocolate. You can buy them in special shops, the most luxurious of which are located in the city center.
10. In tourist centers and hotels, you can buy the special Montreux Riviera Card. It allows you to use some types of transport for free and gives a discount on sightseeing tours.
11. Local culture centers offer a special discount system to pupils, students, and pensioners. To get a discount, it is necessary to provide a document confirming your status.
12. During the jazz festival, the only currency in the city is “jazz”. This currency was invented by the founder of the festival. So, you will fail to pay in francs or pounds In Montreux at this time.
13. Gourmets should visit cheese factories located in the surroundings of the city. Some of the most famous cheese factories are situated in Gruyeres.
14. In Montreux, train trips are very popular. You can buy a ticket at a railway station. To take the best window seats, it is better to buy tickets in advance.
15. Near Montreux, there are several big ski resorts. In winter, tourists can take a trip to attractive ski areas.
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What to visit being in Montreux - unique sights

Chateau de Chillon

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
The large castle is located on the rock, which rises above the lake of Geneva. Originally the castle was of great strategic importance and served as a control point on the way to the St. Bernard Pass. The latter, on its part, was the important part of the only road connecting South and North Europe. Over the centuries the deep lake protected the castle from the sudden attack. Today, thousands of people come to graze in the wonderful landscapes and watch the wonderful castle. … Read further

Skeleton Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
Visitors can seat near a huge wooden window or choose one of the small tables near the unusual round window. A lot of special banquets and ceremonies held in this bar every year. There you can try not only popular cocktails and elite sorts of alcohol but also a lot of house speciality. "Skeleton Bar" was opened in 1993 and since that time it is one of the most famous bars in the world. … Read further

Tortin Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
For this reason, the extreme sports fans prefer to visit the health resort in the spring when the snow begins to melt or in autumn, when it has not yet hidden all the special features of the 'black' slopes. The health resort Verbier also offers many opportunities for freeriding. However Verbier was known worldwide precisely because of the 'Torin' runway. … Read further

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Travelling to Montreux - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Montreux. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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