What to do in your free time in Montreux?
Chillon Castle is located on the shores of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps. It is a monument with over 1’000 years of history which has always inspired artists and writers, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, from Delacroix to Courbet.
The castle is open every day from 9:00 to 19:00.
Regional History Museum of Montreux
A group of winegrowers’ houses dating from the 17th century accommodate the Montreux Museum. Today the rooms exhibit collections of numerous and varied objects: coins, cooper stamps, tools for carpentry, objects for embroidery work, thimbles, traditional utensils, etc. The museum also proposes a presentation on history, farming, tourism and hotel business, showing the multiple aspects of the Montreux region.
The museum is open every day from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
Plexus Art Gallery Montreux.
From Thursday to Sunday from 14 :00 to 18 :00.http://galleryplexus.com/ch/infos-Plexus-Montreux
Curent exhibitions :http://galleryplexus.com/ch/expos-actuelle-montreux
Shopping in Montreux
Traditional cafes and shops are located along the lake promenade and in the small center of town.
If you have more time to visit the surroundings areas:
Discover the Lavaux terraces
Lavaux is considered a site of universal value and is listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme. All along a didactic path stretching from Lausanne to Montreux, Lavaux winegrowers invite visitors to discover the exceptional and authentic beauty of their vineyard in any season of the year.
At the foot of the Pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town of Gruyères.
Cailler chocolate factory visit
Cailler is one of the best-known and best-loved Swiss chocolate companies. You will discover the mysterious Aztec cocoa ceremonies, the link between Cailler and the French royal court and the importance of the delicious milk of Gruyères.
For your free evenings, we are pleased to recommend you these few restaurants in Montreux:
– The Museum Restaurant, for Swiss specialties: http://www.museum-montreux.ch/
– The Montreux Jazz Café, for quality burgers and sandwiches: http://www.montreuxjazzcafe.com/en
– La Rouvenaz, Italian specialities and seafood : http://www.rouvenaz.ch/en/
– Restaurant du Parc, Italien specialities: http://www.au-parc.com/
– Le Pont de Brent, gourmet restaurant, 2 Michelin stars : http://www.lepontdebrent.ch/site/fr/