You can start the virtual stroll at the place of your choice by selecting a key location from the list below.
Avenue des Alpes (1)
A little further, Avenue des Alpes joins Avenue Claude-Nobs near Parc de Vernex. Here you can go down the stairs to go to the lakeshore. Mountain side, you climb Chemin de la Chaumény in the direction of Belmont and Les Colondalles.
Avenue des Alpes (2)
Avenue des Alpes runs parallel to the main road which runs along the lake shore. It begins to west near the 2M2C (Convention Center), passes the roundabout at Place de Vernex and the train station, then ends at Baye River, becoming Avenue Nestlé which descends towards the main road.
Avenue des Alpes (3)
The sidewalk here goes through the terrace of a very good Italian restaurant, the Brigantino. A renowned gastronomic rendezvous for many years!
Avenue des Alpes (4)
We arrive at Place de Vernex, a roundabout where Avenue des Alpes crosses Rue de la Gare, climbing towards the old town on one side and descending towards the lakeshore on the other.
Avenue des Alpes (5)
We are here in front of the roundabout at Place de Vernex. On the right, a dead-end street is a direct access to track 1 of the Montreux train station (direction Lausanne).
Avenue des Alpes (6)
From the train station, Avenue des Alpes heads north-west towards the roundabout of Place de Vernex, where it crosses Rue de la Gare which links the lakeshore to the villages of Montreux heights.
Escaliers de la Chaumény
We are here facing the Palace Esplanade and the 2M2C (Convention Center). Behind us, the stairs lead to Avenue des Alpes where, going to right, you will arrive at the train station.
Escaliers de l´Hôtel-Suisse
The stairway of Hôtel-Suisse allow you to go directly from the train station to the lakeshore. There is an escalator, but only upwards.
Montreux Boat Dock
CGN boats (Lake Geneva General Navigation Company). Next boat docks: to the west in Clarens, to the east in Territet. To go to the train station after disembarking, follow the lake promenade on the left up to Sentier de Beaulieu.
Montreux Train Station
We are here in front of the CFF train station in Montreux, at the top of stairs of Hôtel-Suisse which allow you to descend directly to the lake. The MOB station (trains for Pays-d'Enhaut and Rochers-de-Naye) is on the other side of the tracks.
Montreux-Palace Esplanade (1)
This beautiful esplanade is studded with statues dedicated to celebrities who have contributed to the history of Montreux, as here Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Montreux-Palace Esplanade (2)
Here we are in front of the statue of Carlos Santana, the famous guitarist who has played countless times at the Montreux Jazz Festival. It is one of the rare celebrities who was entitled to a statue during his lifetime!
Montreux-Palace Esplanade (3)
Here is the statue dedicated to Vladimir Nabokov, a famous American writer of Russian origin, who spent the last sixteen years of his life at the Montreux Palace. He is the author of the novel "Lolita", which caused a scandal but is recognized as a masterpiece of modern literature.
Montreux-Palace Esplanade (4)
The legendary Ray Charles also has his statue, as does B.B. King, Ella Fitzgerald and others. The esplanade is an exceptional memorial, which you should not miss to discover.
Parc de Vernex
The Music in the Park festival, the free open air of the Montreux Jazz Festival, takes place here in July, next to the 2M2C (Montreux Music & Convention Center).
Passage du Petit-Palais
Between the Petit Palais ("Small Palace") and the minigolf, a passage connects Quai Edouard-Jaccoud to Grand-Rue (main street), from where you can go up to the train station.
Place de Vernex (1)
From Place de Vernex, go under the railroad tracks to go up Rue de la Gare to Les Planches (the "old town"), 500 m further on. Continue towards the train station to go around the roundabout and go down to the lakeshore.
Place de Vernex (2)
We are here at the top of the first section of Rue de la Gare, which goes up from Grand-Rue along the lake. Opposite, we see the underpass where Rue de la Gare (which does not lead to the train station) continues towards Les Planches, the "old town" of Montreux.
Quai de Vernex (1)
Quai de Vernex goes along the lakeshore from the entrance to Clarens (to west) up to Rue Alexandre-Emery, which connects the quays to Avenue Claude-Nobs between 2M2C (Convention Center) and Montreux-Palace.
Quai de Vernex (2)
Quai de Vernex goes along the lakeshore from the entrance to Clarens (to west) up to Rue Alexandre-Emery, which connects the quays to Avenue Claude-Nobs between 2M2C (Convention Center) and Montreux-Palace.
Quai de Vernex (3)
Quai de Vernex goes along the lakeshore from the entrance to Clarens (to west) up to Rue Alexandre-Emery, which connects the quays to Avenue Claude-Nobs between 2M2C (Convention Center) and Montreux-Palace.
Quai de Vernex (4)
We pass here in front of Parc de Vernex, where the free open air of the Montreux Jazz Festival takes place in July. Paid concerts take place in the halls of 2M2C (Convention Center) next door.
Quai de Vernex (5)
Between 2M2C (Convention Center) and lake, you can admire some statues, including those dedicated to Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone) and Miles Davis. We are here in front of the one dedicated to Ernest Ansermet, famous Swiss conductor and musicologist.
Quai de Vernex (6)
Going up Rue Alexandre-Emery, you can reach the entrance of the 2M2C (Convention Center), the Montreux-Palace esplanade and its statues, as well as Avenue des Alpes which leads to the train station.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (1)
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud, to west, follows on from Quai de Vernex just after 2M2C (Convention Center). It gradually bends towards south and becomes Quai de la Rouvenaz just after the boat dock and the Tourist Office pavilion.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (2)
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud, to west, follows on from Quai de Vernex just after 2M2C (Convention Center). It gradually bends towards south and becomes Quai de la Rouvenaz just after the boat dock and the Tourist Office pavilion.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (3)
We are here in front of a passage which allows us to go up from the lakeshore towards the main street then up to Place de Vernex, near the train station.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (4)
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud, to west, follows on from Quai de Vernex just after 2M2C (Convention Center). It gradually bends towards south and becomes Quai de la Rouvenaz just after the boat dock and the Tourist Office pavilion.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (5)
We pass here in front of Sentier de Beaulieu, which allows you to go up to the train station by the Hôtel-Suisse stairway, where an escalator is available upwards.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (6)
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud, to west, follows on from Quai de Vernex just after 2M2C (Convention Center). It gradually bends towards south and becomes Quai de la Rouvenaz just after the boat dock and the Tourist Office pavilion.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (7)
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud, to west, follows on from Quai de Vernex just after 2M2C (Convention Center). It gradually bends towards south and becomes Quai de la Rouvenaz just after the boat dock and the Tourist Office pavilion.
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud (8)
Quai Edouard-Jaccoud, to west, follows on from Quai de Vernex just after 2M2C (Convention Center). It gradually bends towards south and becomes Quai de la Rouvenaz just after the boat dock and the Tourist Office pavilion.
Rue Alexandre-Emery
We are here at the top of rue Alexandre-Emery, which leads to Avenue Claude-Nobs, at the corner of 2M2C (Convention Center) and right next to the Montreux-Palace Esplanade with its celebrity statues. On the other side of the avenue, stairs climb towards Avenue des Alpes between the church and the palace.
Rue de la Gare (1)
The street classification of Montreux is quite surreal. Rue de la Gare (Train Station Street) joins Avenue des Alpes (which offers no view of the Alps). It does not go to the train station but goes up to the old village of Les Planches passing behind the station... Try making sense of that!
Rue de la Gare (2)
The street classification of Montreux is quite surreal. Rue de la Gare (Train Station Street) joins Avenue des Alpes (which offers no view of the Alps). It does not go to the train station but goes up to the old village of Les Planches passing behind the station... Try making sense of that!
Sentier de Beaulieu
Sentier de Beaulieu is a short passage connecting Quai Edouard-Jaccoud to the main street, at the bottom of the Hôtel-Suisse stairway which climbs to the Montreux train station.
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