Located in an exceptional setting on the shores of Lake Geneva and in the centre of town, very close to the hotels, the 2m2c now has a set of highly diversified, completely modular and multi-purpose spaces, which allow it to host professional events.
Its 18,000 m2 of floor space is divided between two connected glass-walled buildings designed to take full advantage of the lake and mountain views. One of these, the original building — renamed Miles Davis after it was expanded and renovated, is intended for events involving 100 to 500 people. The other one, more recent building, known as Stravinski, is designed primarily for events of 300 to 3000 people, and is equipped with an Auditorium that is well known for its aesthetics, its technical equipment and its exemplary modularity, which allows it to host a class-room style lecture for 300 people, a 1000-person dinner, a corporate convention for 1800 people or a concert with a standing audience of 3000 people. They each have several independent entrances and can be used simultaneously for multiple events of different sizes, or as a group to host a single large-scale event requiring several rooms for committees, sub-committees, receptions and exhibitions.
Montreux Music & Convention Centre, Grand-Rue 95, P.O. Box 1151, 1820 Montreux
Phone: +41(0)21 962 20 00, Fax: +41(0)21 962 20 20
Montreux Riviera extends over an area of 225 km2 and a population of about 89'872 inhabitants.
The main language spoken is French, however a majority of the population can speak English and German.
Average annual temperatures are around 14.6 ° C and 21.3 ° C in summer.
The highlight of Montreux Riviera are Les Rochers-de-Naye at 2'042 m.
Some information about Lake Geneva:
- Average altitude: 372.0 m
- Maximum depth: 309.7 m
- Average Depth: 152.7 m
- Volume: m3 89'000'000'000
- Area: 582.4 km2
- Length: 72.3 km
Montreux Tourisme, Pavillon d’information, 1820 Montreux
CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
You will be surprised by the very soft climate of Montreux.
In Montreux, the climate is moderate oceanic during the. The hottest months are the summer period (June to August), although May and September have averages of about 20,5°C also.
MEDIA AND ELECTRICITY
Plugs and sockets type J, three-pin - Ref. SEV 1011, 220 volts AC, 50 Hz
French-speaking Switzerland has about fifteen daily newspapers, for a population of some 1.5 million inhabitants. The French media are available in most main kiosks.
French-speaking Switzerland has two television channels: “Télévision Suisse Romande 1” (TSR1) and “Télévision Suisse Romande 2” (TSR2). However, just about everywhere, one can also receive the other national channels (German and Italian language) and the three main French channels (TF1, France 2 and France 3). The Montreux Riviera region also has a local channel, “La Télé”, covering the Cantons of Vaud and Fribourg.
Radio Suisse Romande offers three stations: “La Première” (general public), “Espace 2” (cultural) and “Couleur 3” (trendy).
The news with the roads situation and the weather are broadcast every hour in full. More complete news programmes with features are broadcast at 7.00, 8.00, 9.00, 12.30 and 18.00.
Legal tender is the Swiss Franc (CHF or SFr.). The Euro (EUR or €) is accepted by the major supermarket chains (Migros, Coop, Manor, etc) and by service providers (CFF, Post Office, certain restaurants, etc). However, your change will be given in CHF.
Service is included in all restaurants and shops. Tips are optional at the customer’s discretion.
You can change your money into all the major currencies (€, $, £, ¥, CAD, AUD, etc.) at banks (Monday to Friday), as well as in CFF stations (7 days a week). The major stations and bank branches provide automatic currency dispensers or changeomats that operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. In addition, it is possible to withdraw € from most cash dispensers in banks (bancomat) or Post Offices (postomat).
The main sales tax is value added tax (VAT). It is 8% of the sale price and must be included in it by law.
All yellow letter boxes are part of the Swiss Post.
The post offices are open from Monday to Saturday.
For more information about mail: www.poste.ch
Free access on Montreux lakeshore and many places in Vevey.
Dialling codes in the Montreux Riviera region: 021 or 024. From abroad: +41 21 or +41 24
Useful telephone numbers
117 Police emergency calls
118 Fire department emergency calls
144 Ambulance emergency calls
Vaud is known for its wine through the Lavaux vineyard but for some culinary specialties. The Papet Vaudois, traditional dish of Vaud composed of leeks and potatoes (cooked until a thick purée). It is served with sausage from Vaud or sausage with cabbage, both regional specialties made of pork and cabbage.
Raisinée or cooked wine is a pie made with highly concentrated musts of apples, pears and grapes. Since the 1990s, several local companies organize festive wakes around the cooking raisinée.
Le Bouchon Vaudois is a cork-shaped confectionary created with the aim of becoming an emblematic specialty of the Canton of Vaud. The choice of this emblem is that the Canton of Vaud is one of the leading wine cantons in Switzerland.
The French-speaking population has its habits: pedestrians await calmly the green light to cross, punctuality and maintaining the cleanliness of the streets are respected.
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS
Offices (public services, banks, insurance companies, etc.) are open from Monday to Friday and shops from Monday to Saturday. It is not unusual for small shops and boutiques to close on Mondays.
Major stores and specialist shops are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. or 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. or 6.45 p.m., and on Saturdays until 5 p.m. Shops are closed on Sundays, except for some baker's and grocer's.
Most banks are open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. However, some main branches are open continually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and branches located in shopping centres are also open on Saturdays and, as a rule, keep to the same hours as the centre.
In theory, restaurants are open until midnight, but in practice meals are served from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6.30 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. It is not unusual for restaurants to close one day a week.
Main station ticket offices are open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.