What's the best time of year to visit Montreux?  Typically March and September are great times to visit because of the weather and lack of tourists.  March can be sunny as signs of spring are starting to arrive.  Be sure to be prepared for winter or spring weather.  If you visit in September, you still might be able to experience the wonderful summer swimming days with cooler Montreux nights.  Be prepared for cooler weather such as a jacket but also warm days great for hiking, biking, swimming and the sun.    

   Montreux's Lakeside Views 

But if you are looking for some local events, the best times to arrive are in July for the Montreux Jazz Festival and August 1st for Switzerland's National day.  Throughout the summer you will find many vendors selling their goods along the lake edge.  Be prepared for thunder and lightening storms as the summer is typically a rainy season for this region.

Winter will provide you with an exciting Christmas festival.  Vendors and artisans show off their goods, kids play and wander around the activities made for all, while adults warm up to the great hot wine.  Bring the family for an afternoon or evening of wandering, Christmas shopping and dinner treats.  But make sure you are prepared for the cooler winter weather.