10 Amazing Facts About Montreux


Montreux is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva. Nestled between steep hills and the lakeside.

Montreux Facts:

  1. Montreux is located in southwestern Switzerland and has an area of 12.9 sq mile.
  2. The earliest settlement was a Late Bronze Age village at Baugy.
  3. In 1990, the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage was awarded to Montreux.
  4. The municipality was part of the Vevey District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Montreux became part of the new district of Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut.
  5. Montreux is a swiss town with a small population of 24,520, as of 31st of December 2018. 
  6. The Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports was founded in Montreux in 1924.
  7. Montreux HC is the oldest roller hockey club in Switzerland, founded in 1911.
  8. Montreux is in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
  9. The Lavaux vineyards, located in Montreux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  10. The Montreux Jazz Festival is the second largest Jazz festival in the world. 
Facts About Montreux