The picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Geneva, flower-decked lake promenades, café terraces, a casino, and beautiful Belle Epoque hotels are just a few of the reasons why Montreux is known as “The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera”. It is also much sought-after as an entertainment venue, hosting world-renowned events like the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Rose d’Or Festival, the Montreux Comedy Festival and Montreux Choral Festival.
Climate and clothing
The weather is usually cold in March with temperatures of around 5 to 15° Celsius (41 to 59° Fahrenheit). In addition to warm clothing, you should bring a raincoat for rainy days. If you plan excursions to the mountains, good walking shoes as well as suitable clothing (gloves, hat) are essential.
Passport and visa requirements
For citizens of most countries, only a valid passport is required. However, visitors coming from certain countries may need a tourist visa. Please consult your travel agent or the nearest Swiss Consulate. On request, we will be pleased to send you an official invitation letter. You can find additional information about visas here
The local currency is the Swiss franc (CHF). One Swiss franc is worth approximately 0.80 euros. Banking hours are from Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 16.30. You can find current exchange rates here
Shops in Montreux are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:00 and Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00. Shops at the railway station are open Monday to Saturday from 6:00 to 22:00.