Montreux Riviera - © Giovanni Paolo Antonelli

Why choose Lausanne & Montreux

In the heart of Europe, just 40 minutes from Geneva International Airport, Lausanne and Montreux are two compact, thriving and cosmopolitan cities surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery at every turn: from snow-peaked Alps to the tranquillity of Lake Geneva and the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Lavaux.


Lausanne and Montreux are ideally located in the heart of Europe and are close to Geneva International Airport, with its 150 direct flight routes from Europe’s main cities and intercontinental hubs.


Named one of the safest countries in the world by the Global Peace Index in 2018, Switzerland is open to the world as part of the Schengen area. The combination of reliable service, political stability and renowned efficiency guarantees the success of your event.

Accommodation and catering

From the simple inn to the luxury hotel, the destination boasts a wide range of accommodation and offers over 6,000 rooms. With the highest density of top-ranked restaurants in Switzerland, the Lausanne-Montreux area is a gourmet and hospitality paradise.

Added value

Swiss prices are transparent and competitive, with the lowest VAT rate in Europe at 7.7% – taxes and services included.


On the shores of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps, the region offers a rich choice of exclusive and diverse locations as well as many excursions by train, boat or on foot. The region organises great events throughout the year, such as the internationally acclaimed Montreux Jazz Festival or the Diamond League athletics meeting Athletissima.

Sustainable development

Newly ranked among the Top 20 Global Destination Sustainability Index, Lausanne and Montreux aim for sustainability through considerate environmental planning.