Narcissi forecast in Montreux Riviera

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Trails

Plan your excursions according to the flowering places!
Attention! Not all trails are signposted. You have the possibility to use geolocation.

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Blooming

Flowering

Wilted

Les Avants

5.3km - 1h50

Les Pléiades

4.9km - 1h30

Orgevaux

1.9km - 30min

Mont Pèlerin

7km - 2h

Glion

3.7km - 1h10

Haut-de-Caux

4.3km - 1h10

Thanks to the Narcissi forecast, plan your tours based on the flowering areas.


Infos

Activities

Activities are cancelled due to the current health situation.

Protect the narcissi!

Narcissi need your help in order to keep blooming every year. With your donation, you contribute to the protection of this flower in Montreux Riviera. Thank you very much!

Give a donation


History

For over a century, Narcissi have been the symbol of Montreux and the areas above the Vaud Riviera. Every time the region was mentioned, their flowering in May was highlighted as a unique phenomenon. During the Belle Epoque period, when Narcissi came into flower in May, it was the attraction of the year. From 1897 to 1957, Narcissi Festival was the flagship event of Montreux. International orchestras, ballets and operas were playing. Floral parade floats sumptuously decorated were crossing the city. In 1954 this event was even the first TV retransmission on Eurovision.


On the heights of Montreux, in the Mont-Pèlerin region, narcissus picking has been a real tourist attraction since the 19th century. People come from the four corners of Switzerland, by train and by car, to take advantage of such abundant flowering that it is called "May snow" here. In 1961, a team from the TV programme Carrefour made the trip to Mont-Pèlerin and brought back these superb images.


Protection

Unfortunately, the abundance of the Vaud Riviera's symbolic flower is steadily decreasing, both in the region of Les Pléiades and in the areas above Montreux. Thus, May snow, as the blooming of countless flowers is called, will be nothing more than a pleasant memory in a few years to come if no action is taken as a matter of urgency.

some hints

Don't pick Narcissi in private fields
Don't pick Narcissi with their leaves and if the ground is muddy (this may damage their bulbs)
In public fields, picking Narcissi is limited to 1 handful per person
Buy bouquets from farmers who are usually present on footpaths’ sides
Do not walk or lie down on the flowers

Protect the narcissi!

Narcissi need your help in order to keep blooming every year. With your donation, you contribute to the protection of this flower in Montreux Riviera. Thank you very much!

Give a donation



Contacts

General infos

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme
T. +41 848 86 84 84
info@montreuxriviera.com


Narcissus safeguarding information / institutional information

Association Narcisses Riviera
T. +41 21 963 64 48
info@narcisses.ch

Association Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut
T. +41 848 110 888
tourisme@gruyerepaysdenhaut.ch




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