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About the city of Montreux in Switzerland

Montreux, the name of this small town of 27'000 inhabitants, which lives mainly from tourism, is known all over the world. Nestled between mountains and Lake Geneva, the promenade along the lake is lined with flowers, sculptures by artists, Mediterranean trees and Belle Époque style buildings.

In addition to a rich musical past that has made it known worldwide, the city is also famous for its Montreux Jazz Festival which takes place in July as well as for its Christmas Market.

How to get to Montreux

By plane: The closest airport to Montreux is Geneva Airport (GVA), located at the other end of the lake in the west of Switzerland. It takes about 1 hour (by car or train) from Geneva to Montreux.

By train: The 1 hour journey between Geneva airport and Montreux will allow you to admire magnificent landscapes and the Lavaux vineyards, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. for timetables and prices. The Montreux train station is located in the city centre, it takes a maximum of 5 minutes on foot to get to the Fairmont, Le Montreux Palace, meeting point of the Freddie Tours.

By bus: Fairmont, Le Montreux Palace, meeting point of the Freddie Tours, is located at the bus stop "Montreux, Centre des Congrès" of line 201 (main line linking Vevey to Villeneuve).

By car: although we advise you to come to Montreux by public transport, a 450-space paid public car park located under the covered market right next to the Freddie Mercury statue is at your disposal. Other paid parking spaces are available in the city.


You can visit the Montreux Riviera Tourist Office website: in order to easily book accommodation according to your budget and preferences :

Many other accommodations are available in Vevey as well as in Villeneuve. It is very easy to get to Montreux from Vevey or Villeneuve. It takes about 15min ride by bus (line 201) or 5min by train.

Montreux Map

Here is a map that will allow you, in addition to the Freddie Mercury statue, to locate the departure point of our 3 different tours:

"Freddie Celebration Days", an annual event in Montreux around September 5th, Freddie Mercury's birthday.


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