DREAMING OF A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS? MONTREUX IN SWITZERLAND IS THE ANSWER! MONTREUX IS IN THE SWISS RIVIERA ON THE SHORES OF WORLD FAMOUS LAKE GENEVA SO IT IS PLEASANT COLD AND SNOWY WITHOUT BEING FREEZING!
Montreux Riviera Winter is a foot
along the shores of Lake Geneva.
snowflakes have fallen on Montreux Riviera, a sign of the welcoming
festive period that is on its way. How about a hot tea or a cheese
fondue while enjoying Montreux Noël, a show at the Montreux Comedy
Festival, visits to new museums in Vevey or even a stroll 2.0 in
Lavaux? Winter offers so many opportunities to spend magical
moments on the Swiss Riviera.
Magic and enchantment at Montreux Noël 24th November to 24th December
Now in its
22nd year, Montreux Noël invites you to (re)explore 160
craftspeople and traders along the banks of Lake Geneva. Once night
falls, children and adults alike will be enchanted by the sound and
light show in the Jardin Magique, or by Santa Claus flying over the
market in his sleigh. This is also the opportunity to take to the
sky and visit the man with the white beard in his house at
Rochers-de-Naye. Seasonal winter delicacies to warm your
heart and soul are also part of the experience.
The great new attraction this year is the Village des Lutins set in
the Jardins du Casino Barrière in Montreux. Visitors will be able
to watch a Christmas circus and a puppet show, take part in
chocolate- or candle-making workshops, or even say hello to Santa
Plenty of laughs at the
Montreux Comedy Festival 1st to 5th December
the must-see event in the world of comedy. And the watchword for
the 2016 Montreux Comedy Festival is 'Let's laugh at everything'.
Five galas, all presented by artists taking part for the first
time, will keep the laughs coming every evening from Thursday 1
December to Monday 5 December. The 2m2c conference centre will
welcome comedians Artus, Thomas Wiesel, Vérino, Jason Goliath and
Mike Ward. For English-speaking visitors, the Trending Comics gala
on 4 December will be entirely in the language of Shakespeare.At
the same time, Jérémy Ferrari will present his show 'Vends deux
pièces à Beyrouth' at the Théâtre du Reflet in Vevey on 3 and 4
Meanwhile, the Montreux Web studio will add a digital dimension to
the festival with live Facebook events or even the chance to meet
famous YouTubers. Once again, the festival will amaze visitors with
its ability to deliver a wholly original experience!
The Lavaux wine trail is now
open for all wine-lovers to enjoy!
this autumn, a new fun way to explore the vineyard in Lavaux! All
visitors need is their smartphone, the free app Vaud:Guide and the
time to stroll approximately 10km through Lavaux, the vineyard
listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll discover 38
points of interest along your route (service providers, unique
features or exceptional views) that provide essential information
on the vineyard as well as suggestions for photo opportunities
(photo challenge), multiple-choice questions (quiz challenge) and
places to visit (radar challenge). If you take part in the
different challenges, you'll explore all there is to see to the
full and be awarded a score that you can compare on the spot with
other participants. The technology used along the route allows
wine-lovers to interact with their environment as they walk.
A new reason to visit this unique world heritage site, which will
be celebrating 10 years of UNESCO recognition in 2017!
Goodbye 2016, an exceptional
year for Montreux Riviera
opening of the nest museum and Chaplin's World, the reopening of
the Alimentarium, the Fête Fédérale de Musique, the 50th Montreux
Jazz Festival and the Festival Images, it's been an extraordinary
year on the Montreux Riviera.
These openings and events were highly anticipated by Swiss and
international visitors and have had a particularly positive impact
on the region, especially with regard to tourism. Between January
and September 2016, the Montreux Riviera recorded an increase in
total overnight stays of 5.9% and an increase in total arrivals of
6.3% compared with the same period in 2015. Which gives
Montreux-Vevey Tourisme something to celebrate!
are passing by so quickly, and this newsletter is already the last
one of 2016. We'd like to thank you all for following us this year
and the many of you whose work helped to make the Montreux Riviera
such a vibrant destination.
We look forward to sending you our latest news throughout 2017, and
in the meantime wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New
See you soon,
Montreux-Vevey Tourism media team
Judith Morsel (+41 21 962 84 19) & Julia Tames (+41 21 962