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Make a holiday rental home or apartment in Montreux, Switzerland your home away from home

The municipality of Montreux is ideally positioned on the banks of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, at the foot of the Alps. Hiking and walking are prominent activities in the area, which can all be performed against the stunning backdrop of the largest freshwater lake in Western Europe. Just a short distance away are some excellent skiing options and historic attractions, and Montreux has a wide variety of other attractions to cater for all interests.

Things to do in Montreux, Switzerland

As Montreux is positioned on the north-east shore of Lake Geneva, spectacular views of the lake can be witnessed from around the town, and from some of the rental accommodation that can be found on its shores. The area around the lake makes for excellent walking, whilst seasoned hikers should consider taking the funicular up the mountainside for more challenging routes. The main ski resort in the area is at Villars-sur-Ollon, which has 100km of pistes for all skiing and snowboarding abilities.

Chateau de Chillon is one of Switzerland’s most widely visited tourist attractions, and is a series of 100 independent buildings that are all interlinked to create one whole castle. Some of the older parts of the castle date back to the 11th century, and are home to historical exhibits that can be viewed by the public.

One of the more interesting landmarks in the area is a statue of Freddie Mercury, which was erected in homage to the town’s famous former resident, who was also a part owner of the famous Mountain Studios which were once in the town. Montreux also holds a memorial day in honour of Queen’s lead singer, held during the first weekend of September every year.

When it comes to nightlife, Montreux Casino was rebuilt in 1975 after a fire, and has remained a popular destination for both tourists and locals ever since. A number of restaurants, cafes and bars can also be found both in the town centre and along the shores of Lake Geneva.

Places to visit on holiday in Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux has good bus, rail and ferry links for those wishing to explore the surrounding region during their stay. An interesting day trip can be had to the market town of Vevey, just 7km along the shores of the lake. The nearest big city is Lausanne, 30km away.

Weather in Montreux, Switzerland

Summer temperatures in Montreux are surprisingly warm, and can reach well above 20C on the hottest of days in July and August. Winter temperatures drop to an average of 3C, though less than 0C is uncommon at any time of the year. Rainfall is constant throughout the year, and any time is a good time for a holiday in Montreux.

Flights to Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux is easily reached as it is just 90km from Geneva Cointrin International Airport (GVA), a journey which can be made in less than an hour. A huge range of flight options are available from the UK, with budget airlines in particular offering a number of routes. Flight time from the UK is around two hours.

Excellent! 4.7/5
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Condo #340698vb
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Villa #6872245
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Apartment #1761155
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Apartment #6687616
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Apartment #685079a
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Apartment #6687218
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Apartment #1510653a
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Chalet #2641792
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  • 3 BR
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Apartment #6416248
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Apartment #1617783
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Apartment #8315990
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House #4470665
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Apartment #8327856
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Apartment #2322468
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House #2567354
  • 3 BR
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Villa #413192vb
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Apartment #1088449
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Apartment #3831500
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Apartment #1301648
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Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
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Chalet #476257
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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Apartment #8041888
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Chalet #24691
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Apartment #423299
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Apartment #770740
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Apartment #1949477
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Apartment #70462
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  • 3 BR
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Apartment #88847
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  • 3 BR
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Chalet #3869607
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(19 reviews)
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Studio #6412039
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  • 1 BR
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Apartment #14825
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Chalet #491058
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Apartment #1395883a
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Apartment #371977
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Chalet #407226
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Apartment #8145471
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1494318
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Montreux Holiday Apartments & Chalets (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Even better than the photos!

5 of 5
The property has a really nice living space, with patio doors to 2 aspects that can be opened in nice weather. The views are amazing, and the location is one of the best in Leysin: it's a little outside the centre, on a very quiet street, but no more than 10 mins walk from lunch/dinner places (from crepes to pizza/pasta to Chinese to fondue...). There are also several supermarkets in town, where you can find pretty much anything. The garden offers an attractive space to sit out. We had a fox and a small deer wander through while we were there! The washer/dryer are a nice touch, and there's tons of utility space in the basement for drying. Plus the owners have a great set of board games and jigsaw puzzles, for quiet evenings in. There are plenty of nice local walks, including to the nearby Gentian Garden, and it's about 5 mins walk to the nearest sports centre, which has outdoor tennis courts. There are also some nice mountain walks, especially if you take the gondola up to Berneuse. Leysin is also a good base for visiting places like Geneva, Bern, Gruyere and Lucerne - easy motorway driving, plus beautiful mountain vistas if you're happy with back roads. Aquaparc's also a great option if you have kids. The owners were always available for questions, and the property instructions were very clear. Overall, if you're looking to stay in this part of Switzerland, this is a great option, which we can't recommend highly enough.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Exceeded our high expectations! :-)

5 of 5
Absolutely enjoyed our week long stay at Les Hirondelles chalet and would highly-recommend it. Plenty of room and space for our family of eight (six adult 'kids') to play, relax, cook, and make some great memories together. Ah, the view - which is stunning - and then it gets turned up yet anther notch by the surprise double-rainbows and the magnificent sunsets, the cows and their harmonious bells in the distance and a sky full of stars. Really special. Great hikes to Travayenne, Solalex, mountain biking, visits to the new Bains de Villars, the bakery in Barboleuse, Le Table restaurant and nostalgic day-trips to Vevey, Gruyere, Fribourg and Interlaken/Thun. Our second to last day also coincided with the Vaud wine festival and Marché Artisinal which was so much fun. Transaction and communications with the owners and property manager were smooth and efficient.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017