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“Different from the lake-side area”

Vieille-Ville de Montreux
Ranked #9 of 41 things to do in Montreux
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

The old town of Montreux requires a walk uphill of about 25 minutes. It is a very quiet part of Montreux with narrow cobblestone streets lined with historic houses. A typical Swiss village. There is not much to see here, but go for the atmosphere. It is so different from the mondain part of Montreux along the lake. And you have nice views over the lake when walking up and downhill.

3  Thank Mianel
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Except a nice view of Montreux and the lake, there is not much to see in the old town. There a no restaurants, no attractions and no shops. Even the buildings are not that great. It is worth the detour for the view, but only if you have spare time.

2  Thank Joé S
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The old town is up the hill from the lake shore and takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk to. Its quite compact with cobbled streets and old buildings and some quaint shops and restaurants. The Rue du pont which leads to a bridge ("pont") over a gorge is one of the best roads and has the Rue du pont restaurant, which is too expensive for me.
Worth a quick visit- tip- you can take escalators up through the station from the promenade to avoid much of the climb.

2  Thank KayBristol
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is the old town section of Montreux. Probably my favorite. While we were staying here, we made it a priority to meander through this gem of a neighborhood. Stopped for lunch at a lovely cafe high up overlooking Lac Leman. Be to sure to take in the architecture, especially unique doorways throughout. It would be a mistake not to have Vieille Ville near the top of your must see list.

1  Thank Megan B
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This city is the Beverly Hills, French Riviera, Champs Elysees, Park Avenue of Switzerland. Anybody who's anybody in Switzerland has a pad here. It's next to an amazing turquoise lake with palm trees.

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