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Activities & Excursions - Montreux, Switzerland  


Activities & Excursions

The Swiss Riviera and Montreux offer you an extremely vast range of leisure activities within a stone’s throw from the school. Various mountain and water sports may be enjoyed in winter and in summer. From mountain climbing to mountain biking, not to mention sailing, water skiing, tennis, kart racing, bowling, and para-gliding, the Riviera is truly a paradise for sports enthusiasts. In the winter, one of the world’s largest ski area, known as “Les Portes du Soleil” (the Gates of the Sun) is just 30 minutes away, and a number of sports clubs are available if you are interested in indoor sports.

Also take time to visit the famous medieval Castle of Chillon, to sail on Lake Geneva in a 100-year-old steamboat or to immerse yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of such music festivals as the Montreux Jazz Festival or Nyon’s Paleo Folk Festival. Every week we suggest a number activities “coached” by our staff. There is also a lot of information available if you wish to organize your leisure activities yourself.

January Lausanne sporting challenge Biggest public multi-sports event of the area
February Nescafe Champs Open The elite of world snowboard riders during 1 week
March Carnival days In several different places
April Cully Jazz Festival Nine-day cruise through the world of jazz
May Animai garden rivage Socio-cultural festival for creativity of young people
June European Beer Festival Largest beer-related event in Switzerland

Montreux Volley Masters Best world teams in competition
July Montreux Jazz Festival One of the best over the World

Paléo Festival One of the biggest Pop Music Festival in Europe
August Sidewalk artist festival Jugglers, mimes, acrobats and others

Oz’Arènes rock festival In a magnificent Roman amphitheatre

European heritage days Visit historic sites and monuments
October Lausanne underground film & music festival Discover new untraditional talents
November Metropop festival Urban and contemporary music
December Comedy Festival Artists from around the world to tickle the funny bone

Christmas Market of Montreux The biggest in Switzerland


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