It takes the panorama carriages on the cog railway about an hour to complete the interesting route via Glion to the Dent de Jaman and round the mountain to the summit. Towering 1,650m above the town, these rocks (“les rochers”) are as much a part of Montreux as the Chillon Castle, the flower promenade and the jazz festival.
The villa of the Hermitage Foundation solely houses changing art exhibitions. What is permanent is the magnificent view of Lake Geneva and Notre-Dame Cathedral, a view that inspired the leading landscape painter Camille Corot.
Since 1951 the former grammar school at the city park houses around 600 pictures and drawings by Swiss, German and Austrian artists. We owe this to the Winterthur art patron Oskar Reinhart.