All you need to know about Montreux

Montreux is a municipality in Switzerland. It lies in the Swiss district of Riveria-Pays-d’Enhaut and overlooks Lake Geneva. It has a population of more than 26,000 and is twinned with the following towns and cities: Menton (France), Wiesbaden (Germany) and Chiba (Japan). The town is a mixture of rural and urban areas and boasts large areas forested land. Over 40% of its population are resident foreign nationals, and the predominant language spoken is French. Its diverse population and increase in corporations make it a prime business travel destination, ideal for a stay in a serviced apartment.

Montreux started life as Bronze Age village in Baugy and went on to become an important Roman settlement. It originally went by the name Mustruel, before later being changed to the name we have today. In the 12th century, visitculture was brought to the area and helped transform Montreux into a major wine-growing region. The town has played host to numerous princes and served as an attractive hub for Huguenots from Italy, who used their artisanal skills to set up businesses and workshops in Montreux. In the 19th century, Montreux became a tourist centre for the rich and cultured, attracting people from Europe and America with its luxury accommodation.

Today, Montreux remains a hotbed for artists, writers and musicians. Its beautiful walkways are matched by cool markets and music events, as well as great serviced accommodation situated throughout the city close to sites and attractions. Popular sites of interest include Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and the Freddie Mercury Memorial. Other landmarks include the Plexus Art Gallery and the Charlie Chaplin Statue – located in nearby Vevey.

Montreux is well connected by public transport. A number of trains run through the town and connect to neighbouring cities such as Geneva, Lausanne, Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt. With a Eurocity train from Montreux, you can be in Milan in roughly 3 hours. The town is easily accessible by car thanks to the Swiss motorway, which runs from Austria to France. Business travellers staying in a serviced apartment in Montreux will find no shortage of public transport links close by.

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