You can start the virtual stroll at the place of your choice by selecting a key location from the list below.
Covered Market
The Covered Market is made of the same steel as the Eiffel Tower and the building structure evokes the Halles de Paris built by Baltard and demolished in 1971. In Montreux, this witness to the past was saved by popular vote.
Freddie Mercury Statue
Standing at the bottom of the market square, the statue of Freddie Mercury has become a place of pilgrimage for all fans of the singer of Queen.
Market Plaza (1)
It is at the bottom of the market square that stands the statue of Freddie Mercury, which has become a place of pilgrimage for all fans of the singer of Queen.
Market Plaza (2)
Thrown in portafaux on the water, a round pontoon invites to take a short break to admire the plaza and Lake Geneva.
Passage du Quai des Fleurs (1)
At Avenue du Casino, near the Bon-Port bus stop of line 201, a passage goes down to Quai des Fleurs, at the "border" between Montreux and Territet.
Passage du Quai des Fleurs (2)
Even out of season, Montreux is quite picturesque. The panoramas which illustrate this passage were shot in November, when the first snow powdered the mountains.
Place des Planches
We are here at the end of Rue du Pont, where it arrives at Place des Planches. Our stroll will now continue to left, along Rue du Temple, towards the emblematic church of Montreux.
Quai de la Rouvenaz (1)
Quai de la Rouvenaz begins just after the Tourist Office Pavilion, runs along green spaces to the Covered Market and Place du Marché, and ends at the mouth of the Baye, the river from the Pre-Alps which dug the Chauderon Canyon.
Quai de la Rouvenaz (2)
Quai de la Rouvenaz begins just after the Tourist Office Pavilion, runs along green spaces to the Covered Market and Place du Marché, and ends at the mouth of the Baye, the river from the Pre-Alps which dug the Chauderon Canyon.
Quai de la Rouvenaz (3)
We pass here in front of the Covered Market, the emblematic building that borders Market Plaza. Do not miss to go in and take a look, it is worth the detour!
Quai de la Rouvenaz (4)
Quai de la Rouvenaz begins just after the Tourist Office Pavilion, runs along green spaces to the Covered Market and Place du Marché, and ends at the mouth of the Baye, the river from the Pre-Alps which dug the Chauderon Canyon.
Quai de la Rouvenaz (5)
Quai de la Rouvenaz ends here, on the bridge that spans the mouth of the Baye River. Further in the direction of Territet, it becomes Quai Ernest-Ansermet.
Quai des Fleurs (1)
Right next to the pontoon at the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, a small beach invites you to relax in front of the ever-changing colors of the lake and the sky.
Quai des Fleurs (2)
Shaded and far from the crowds of the western quays, Quai des Fleurs is aptly named and extends to the small port of Territet. You will find many benches there to take a break while observing the lake. With a little luck, you can attend the majestic flight of swans!
Quai des Fleurs (3)
Shaded and far from the crowds of the western quays, Quai des Fleurs is aptly named and extends to the small port of Territet. You will find many benches there to take a break while observing the lake. With a little luck, you can attend the majestic flight of swans!
Quai des Fleurs (4)
Shaded and far from the crowds of the western quays, Quai des Fleurs is aptly named and extends to the small port of Territet. You will find many benches there to take a break while observing the lake. With a little luck, you can attend the majestic flight of swans!
Quai des Fleurs (5)
Shaded and far from the crowds of the western quays, Quai des Fleurs is aptly named and extends to the small port of Territet. You will find many benches there to take a break while observing the lake. With a little luck, you can attend the majestic flight of swans!
Quai des Fleurs (6)
On this panorama (shot during the low season), you see a small path climbing towards the main road and the Bon-Port stop of bus line 201. Further along Quai des Fleurs, Montreux becomes Territet...
Quai E.-Ansermet - Quai des Fleurs
At the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, the promenade changes name: to west you have Quai Ernest-Ansermet, to east Quai des Fleurs. In between, a small pontoon offers a superb view of the lake.
Quai Ernest-Ansermet (1)
Quai Ernest-Ansermet begins at the mouth of the Baye de Montreux, a river flowing from the slopes of the Pre-Alps, and ends at the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, becoming Quai des Fleurs which extends to Territet.
Quai Ernest-Ansermet (2)
Quai Ernest-Ansermet begins at the mouth of the Baye de Montreux, a river flowing from the slopes of the Pre-Alps, and ends at the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, becoming Quai des Fleurs which extends to Territet.
Quai Ernest-Ansermet (3)
Quai Ernest-Ansermet begins at the mouth of the Baye de Montreux, a river flowing from the slopes of the Pre-Alps, and ends at the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, becoming Quai des Fleurs which extends to Territet.
Quai Ernest-Ansermet (4)
Quai Ernest-Ansermet begins at the mouth of the Baye de Montreux, a river flowing from the slopes of the Pre-Alps, and ends at the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, becoming Quai des Fleurs which extends to Territet.
Quai Ernest-Ansermet (5)
Quai Ernest-Ansermet begins at the mouth of the Baye de Montreux, a river flowing from the slopes of the Pre-Alps, and ends at the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, becoming Quai des Fleurs which extends to Territet.
Quai Ernest-Ansermet (6)
Quai Ernest-Ansermet begins at the mouth of the Baye de Montreux, a river flowing from the slopes of the Pre-Alps, and ends at the bottom of Avenue Nestlé, becoming Quai des Fleurs which extends to Territet.
Rue du Marché (1)
Rue du Marché crosses the old village core of Sâles, which has not been spoiled by the real estate frenzy that you can see in the center of Montreux.
Rue du Marché (2)
Rue du Marché is the most direct route to the "old town". It starts from La Rouvenaz, near Place du Marché (Market Plaza), and ends up on Rue du Pont after crossing Rue Industrielle. We see it here just after this crossroads, near Caveau des Vignerons (Winegrowers Vault), a typical restaurant.
Rue du Pont (1)
Rue du Pont goes through what we are used to call "Old Town of Montreux". It is in fact a set of old villages and hamlets which have kept all their authenticity, far from the real estate frenzy of the city center.
Rue du Pont (2)
We pass here in front of Maison Visinand, a beautiful house from the end of the 16th century which houses a cultural center organizing various exhibitions and activities. In the basement is the Montreux-Riviera Theater, former Théâtre du Vieux-Quartier (TVQ).
Rue du Pont (3)
To simplify, we generally speak of "old town" but the village of Les Planches is beyond the bridge over the Baye River. Here we are in the village nucleus formerly called Le Chêne.
Rue du Pont (4)
The bridge over the Baye de Montreux river offers a rather dizzying view, on one side, on the beginning of the Chauderon Canyon with, on the other side, a plunging sight on the city and the lake.
Rue du Pont (5)
On the left, a few steps go up to Ruelle du Chauderon, which gives access to the MGN train stop (Montreux-Glion-Naye) and to the canyon trail.
Rue du Pont (6)
The village of Les Planches has kept all its authenticity, just like the other village cores of the upper town. You will see very beautiful old houses here.
Rue du Temple (1)
Rue du Temple starts from Place des Planches and goes up towards Glion, one of the villages perched above Montreux. On foot, you can also go up to Glion by the Telegraph path, which climbs steeply from the Gorges du Chauderon path.
Rue du Temple (2)
Rue du Temple goes up towards Glion passing in front of the St-Vincent Temple, which we will see in a few tens of meters. On the right, Ruelle de la Grotte descends towards Avenue du Midi and Territet.
Rue du Temple (3)
The Saint-Vincent Temple is the emblematic church of Montreux, which silhouette appears in the coat of arms of the town. It is a Protestant temple imbued with a magical atmosphere, with a romantic esplanade offering a magnificent view of the city and the lake.
Rue d´Etraz (1)
Rue d'Etraz starts from the east of Avenue des Alpes and goes up towards the "old town", a constellation of small village cores which have retained a good part of their old charm.
Rue d´Etraz (2)
Rue d'Etraz passes over the railroad tracks before ending on Rue Industrielle.
Rue Industrielle
We are facing Rue d'Etraz, which goes down to Avenue des Alpes and city center. To left and to right, Rue Industrielle leads to the "old town". Go right to join Rue du Marché, a picturesque shortcut.
Ruelle du Chauderon (1)
The lane overlooks both Rue du Pont and Place des Planches. Further up, it will take you into the heart of nature, in the magnificent Chauderon Canyon dug by the Baye River.
Ruelle du Chauderon (2)
At the end of the lane, we can see the bridge of the railway which goes up to Rochers-de-Naye and, in the distance, the highway bridge which spans the Chauderon Canyon.
Ruelle du Chauderon (3)
Beyond the Montreux-Glion-Naye railway bridge, the Gorges du Chauderon trail begins. On the right, a staircase goes up to the train stop of Les Planches.
Sentier des Gorges du Chauderon (1)
Hiking along the Gorges du Chauderon trail is not difficult at all, even if it is advisable to supervise kids. It is however inaccessible in winter, because it becomes very dangerous.
Sentier des Gorges du Chauderon (2)
A little further, the path goes into the forest and offers a welcome haven of freshness during the hot summer months.
Sentier des Gorges du Chauderon (3)
To left, the trail of Gorges du Chauderon takes you up to Les Avants, at an altitude of 3280 fr (just over 2.5 miles of easy and bucolic hike, but dangerous in winter). To right, the Telegraph path climbs in a very steep zigzag to Glion.
Temple Esplanade (1)
The Saint-Vincent Temple is the emblematic church of Montreux, which silhouette appears in the coat of arms of the town. It is a Protestant temple imbued with a magical atmosphere, with a romantic esplanade offering a magnificent view of the city and the lake.
Temple Esplanade (2)
The Temple of Saint-Vincent is the emblematic church of Montreux, which silhouette appears in the coat of arms of the town. It is a Protestant temple imbued with a magical atmosphere, with a romantic esplanade offering a magnificent view of the city and the lake.
Temple Saint-Vincent
The Saint-Vincent Temple is the emblematic church of Montreux, which silhouette appears in the coat of arms of the town. It is a Protestant temple imbued with a magical atmosphere, with a romantic esplanade offering a magnificent view of the city and the lake.
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