Montreux (VD), 31°

Take time out – live the Dolce Vita, Riviera-style!


Calling all hedonists

The Riviera’s set to Mediterranean time, offering you a relaxing and unforgettable summer.

Go for a swim, sunbathe, enjoy a relaxing lakeside stroll, savour a local speciality on a terrace – or step out on one of a whole host of upland walks where you’ll be amazed by the extraordinary, sweeping views over Lake Geneva and the Alps.

As dusk falls, taste a local cocktail at the water’s edge – and make the most of the balmy summer evenings to discover emerging Swiss talents in music and comedy, performing in a range of venues in Montreux and Vevey.

Tune in to the Dolce Riviera spirit!

The Decks

3 new swimming sites on Lake Geneva

For those who love swimming – or simply chilling out – the Decks at Montreux (Quai Edouard-Jaccoud), Vevey (Quai Perdonnet), and La Tour-de-Peilz (Quai Roussy) offer you outstanding access to the water – and views you won’t forget in a hurry.

Make the most of these exceptional waterside sites – the nearby bars and restaurants will be very happy to serve you refreshments.

The Decks are open free of charge all day; swimming is permitted between 10am and 10pm (no lifeguards; at your own risk).

The Montreux, Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz Decks are waiting for you .

Live performances

Emerging Swiss talent on the Riviera…

Come and enjoy the best of today’s Swiss talent in music and comedy, with free shows and concerts all summer long in Montreux in the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace gardens, where you can watch live music and comedy improv in an intimate setting. Each week takes on a different colour thanks to the programming of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Montreux Comedy Festival, and the Septembre Musical, organised by the La Saison Cuturelle foundation. Some 40 Swiss and Swiss-resident artists welcome you from Thursdays to Saturdays, including Phanee de Pool, Aliose, Sophie de Quay and the Waveguards, Mich Gerber, Mark Kelly, Les Fils du Facteur, Mc Roger, Les Petits Chanteurs à la Gueule de Bois, and many others!

“For contact tracing purposes, you must register for these events, but this is not a booking. No bookings are taken for these concerts: the first 250 people to arrive are allowed in; over and above that number, you’ll have to wait for people to leave before you can access the site.”

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In Vevey, on several evenings a week the quaint pedestrian streets in the old town come to life with a mobile stage, hosting musicians with a range of styles.

Upcoming concerts

Not to be missed in the region


Dolce Riviera and the world of nature

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a weekend stroller, rise above the crowd and enjoy the breath-taking views to be found on a wide range of walks and hikes in the region. Join the running race at Rochers de Naye, take a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage vineyard terraces at Lavaux – or for those looking for a walk in the cooler forests, explore the spectacular Chaudron Gorges.

Culinary pleasures

Montreux Riviera is a gourmet paradise. With over twenty restaurants listed in the Michelin and Gault Millau guides, it’s one of the world’s most highly-renowned regions for food and culinary arts. The destination boasts a total of 356 G&M points and 6 Michelin stars!

Where to spend sweet summer nights

Take time out – live the Dolce Vita, Montreux Riviera style, with our ‘three nights for the price of two’ offer!

Montreux Riviera Card

Free access to transport, museums, leisure parks, and more! On arrival at your hotel, you’ll be presented with the Montreux Riviera Card – rolling out the red carpet for you throughout the area.Up to CHF 500.00 worth of special offers

View our experiences

Escape to the sumptuous UNESCO World Heritage vineyards at Lavaux; cruise on Lake Geneva on board of one of CGN’s Belle Epoque boats; take a trip to the iconic Chillon Castle, which has stood proudly atop its rocky islet for almost a thousand years; and don’t forget to visit Chaplin’s World, a museum dedicated entirely to the life and work of the legendary Charlie Chaplin.