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Vieille-Ville de Montreux

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Address: rue du pont, Montreux, Switzerland
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Lovely old town

This is smaller than expected and only took us about 90 minutes to stroll through from the main street. Be warned it's a very steep walk uphill to get there so you need reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is smaller than expected and only took us about 90 minutes to stroll through from the main street. Be warned it's a very steep walk uphill to get there so you need reasonable mobility. It's worth going to see the old buildings. We arrived late on Sunday evening as people were packing up from what must have been a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not the prettiest old city in Switzerland and not very large. There are some nice views from higher up and if you have the time to stroll around it is ok. But if you are limited for time I would stick with the lakeside and the Chateau.

Thank Melanie R
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked the steep road up to the old town but were a bit disappointed. Its not very big, and although it was pretty, it was very quiet when we visited with no shops or eateries open for some reason, so couldn't really get a feel for it. It was 3.30 in the afternoon so possibly restaurants had closed until the... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This area is really nice, you can walk on the narrow streets with plenty of vegetation and fresh air. If the weather is nice and sunny, it is a perfect place to have a walk.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

There isn't much of an old town but on the plus side there are nice views from a number of view points looking out over the town and onto the lake. Be prepared for a lot of uphill walking, though there is a bus you can catch to get to the top. You're better off exploring the lakeside esplanade, unless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I've just move from Milan and Firenze to Montreux so if i said that i did not get influence or emotion from Italy's design therapy and apply my comment on Montreux maybe you will not belive me. But it's true. On the way to Montreux through Brig, Sion...we saw beautiful landscape, small villas on the hills, peaceful and quite, hardly... More 

Thank Ginkarts K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Don't expect shops and restaurants. This is literally just a block with old houses and some great view points. There are a few patisseries here and there and grabbed a sandwich to each by the church which offered a beautiful view. Can see waterfalls and very interesting scenery. Great alternative to the shops if you are so inclined.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Montreux town was an accidental find when weather conspired to prevent a trip up Rochers-de-Naye (travelers note: The Rochers-de-Naye website has webcams, so you can check conditions at the top before you leave. We had already decided not to take the trip, but the guide in the information center confirmed that if the summit is in cloud, there is very... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My hubby and I walked to the old town above Montreux expecting to find quaint little streets, dotted with interesting shops and restaurants. There is not a lot of this in this area and we couldn't even find a nice restaurant to enjoy a Swiss Fondue. We did enjoy a visit to the Musee of Montreux, historical museum, while we... More 

Thank rebelcitygirl
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Montreux is a super lovely place. Very nice place to visit during the jazz festival if you want view people. Lovely place to visit during the end of summer with your love.

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