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Vieille-Ville de Montreux

rue du pont, Montreux, Switzerland
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Montreux
Type: Historic Sites
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Jerusalem, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to walk up to the old part of Montreux from the lakeside - only about 10-15 mins. It's full of very quaint old painted buildings. No special attractions but it makes a nice break from the bustle of the more popular parts of the city. From there we walked the 40 minutes down the hill towards Chateau de... More

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Hergiswil, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just wonderful! old streets and well refurbished buildings, charming boutiques and bistros! Areal joy!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The walk through the Old Town will take you about 1 hour max, it is not a big area, however very nice walk with a fantastic view from the church on the top of the hill oveviewing the city centre, the lake, the Alps...charming quiet narrow streets contracting with the busy city centre. And btw the hill is as steep... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

At the recommendation of the tourism office, we took the funicular to the middle stop (make sure you press the button for that stop...we did not know this so went all the way to top...which was also fine and then caught same funicular back down to stop). It is then a short walk on a path (for some reason had... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The Old Town area is not as popular with tourists as the lakeside promenade, probably because it sits along the side and at the top of a rather steep hill. If you have time, however, do venture up that way! The old buildings are full of charm, the narrow streets just invite you to get lost in the maze... An... More

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Bucharest
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you want to loose weight, and to behold some spectacular views(provided it does not rain, there is no fog, a.s.o) there is your chance. If it rains, snows, foggy, misty or any other current weather conditions in Montreux you still have the workout................

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rhode island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you are in good shape and you have spare time, it is worth a walk to the old time. The view is spectacular and the architecture is worth seeing. I have seen better. Sadly, there is no central town square to sit and enjoy a coffee or snack.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
58 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

You can pick up a map from the tourist information office on the seafront at Montreux. You begin the walk from there walking uphill through narrow streets, taking you up the hillside to viewpoints across Montreux and the lake. Well worth the effort. I would recommend this.

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Ayr Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We found this at the end of our holiday and loved the quiet streets. Visited the Musuem about Montreux and found reasonable places to eat/drink.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Just a few minutes walk up from busy, modern Montreux is the old town - nothing much there to see, but a little bit of a peaceful respite, and good views down!

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