Promenade by Lake Geneva in Montreux

Snow-capped Alpine peaks, palm trees and an exotic array of flowers whatever the season – be enchanted on a walk along Montreux's beautiful promenade in the Vaud Riviera.

Schneebedeckte Alpengipfel, Palmen und eine exotische Blumenpracht zu jeder Jahreszeit – lassen Sie sich bei einem Spaziergang entlang der wunderschönen Montreux-Promenade in der Waadtländer Riviera verzaubern!

Flowers, lake and mountains as far as the eye can see

The flat and easily walkable lakeside promenade in Montreux will lead you around thirteen kilometres along the shores of Lake Geneva – Lac Léman in French. Thanks to the mild microclimate, countless exotic flowers and trees grow here all the year round. The different scents and colours and the plant sculptures created by the town's gardeners, combined with views of the Alpine foothills, create an unrivalled atmosphere. It's no surprise that visitors to the town particularly appreciate the Quai des fleurs. The plant art can be admired between December and May and has a special theme each year.

Freddie Mercury statue on the promenade

In 1996, a statue of Queen singer Freddie Mercury was erected right on the promenade in front of Montreux's covered market place. The three-metre-high bronze statue is one of the town's most attractive sights, drawing thousands of fans every year who come to pay homage to their idol while taking in unique views of Lake Geneva. Other interesting statues can also be found along the promenade between Clarens and Chillon.

Outstanding cuisine

The Montreux Riviera is also known as a Mecca of the culinary world – and with good reason. Choose from more than 27 restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide and Gault-Millau to treat your taste buds and delight in the heavenly surroundings. 

Chillon Castle

After a four-kilometre walk along the lake shore, the Quai des fleurs merges into the Quai Ami-Chessex at Territet harbour. In the distance, you will already spot the fairytale waterside castle, Château de Chillon, which stands proudly on a rocky island in Lake Geneva. The castle is Switzerland's most-visited historical building and is already over a thousand years old. Inside the castle, you can marvel at countless exhibits and rooms from the Middle Ages and take a guided tour to journey back to the exciting era of the Savoys who lived in the castle for centuries.