Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast Episode 10
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Episode 10: Visiting Montreux-Vevey

October 29, 2020 Last Updated on May 13, 2024

Interview with Céline Guido of Montreux-Vevey Tourism

Stunningly located between the sparkling waters of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and the terraced hillsides of the Lavaux Vineyards, Montreux-Vevey, in the Canton of Vaud, is a popular destination for many visitors to Switzerland.

In this episode, Céline Guido of Montreux-Vevey Tourism offers plenty of tips about the region that is commonly referred to as the Swiss Riviera.

Céline shares useful information about the top attractions, enjoyable day trips to take, local events, fun activities for children, and much more.

She also offers her tips on how to spend a perfect day in Montreux-Vevey.

Céline’s tips for where to eat in Montreux – Vevey:

  • Montreux Jazz Cafe for jazz vibes all year round
  • Alimentarium at Vevey for a delicious Sunday brunch

Did you know?

Montreux Riviera has attracted many famous residents over the years including Lord Byron, Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury.

Byron’s name can be seen carved into a wall at Chillon Castle, the Montreux promenade features a statue of rock legend Freddie Mercury and Chaplin’s World by Grevin in Vevey honours the silent movie star.

For more interesting and useful facts about Montreux-Vevey, click the green button below to listen.

Show Notes

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • The location of Montreux – Vevey and why this area is nicknamed the Swiss Riviera
  • Montreux and Vevey’s main attractions
  • The Unesco World Heritage listed Lavaux Vineyards
  • Activities for children in Montreux
  • Montreux’s main events – the Jazz Festival and Christmas Market
  • The GoldenPass Line
  • Day trips from Montreux including Gruyères, Rochers-de-Naye and Glacier 3000
  • Accommodation choices in Montreux
  • How to spend a perfect day in Montreux – Vevey
  • What makes Montreux a must-visit destination in Switzerland?

Useful Resources

The Montreux-Vevey Tourism website is jam-packed with useful information and resources about the area.

The following articles will also assist you with your trip planning:

You can read a transcript of this episode here.

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