Begun in 1961, the Golden Rose Festival
has become one of television’s major annual events, held in May/June. The Montreux Jazz Festival
follows in July, and in September the Montreux-Vevey International Music Festival
Equally the area offers a host of sporting opportunities, from waterskiing to paragliding, and the combination of walking, cycling or journeys by train, bus and steamer offer a limitless range of excursions. There are three interesting sights in the old town: the old church on rue du Temple, the Musee du Vieux-Montreux and the panoramic views on your way around town.