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Casino Barrière Montreux, Montreux
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Montreux Casino is a casino located in Montreux, Switzerland, on the shoreline of Lake Geneva. It has served as the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival and was rebuilt following a 1971 fire memorialized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water". It is a property of Groupe Lucien Barrière.HistoryMontreux Casino was built in 1881 and had modifications made to it in 1903. Throughout the twentieth century, the site played host to many great symphony orchestras and well-known conductors. By the late 1960s, jazz, blues and rock artists began to perform there.In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. The festival was held there annually and lasted for three days. The highlights of this era were Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald. Originally featuring almost exclusively jazz artists, in the 1970s the festival began broadening its scope, including blues, soul, and rock artists. Some notable rock acts which performed at Montreux Casino in these years include Led Zeppelin (although they never performed at the festival itself), Pink Floyd and Deep Purple.
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  • It's not huge, but well laid out. We only saw the top slot by a balustrade where there is a beautiful stylish bar. The young ladies of the reception are very kind: we also found an Italian happy living in that country. There is a nice pool, well attended and three nice restaurants: Chinese, European and a stylish brasserie. The game room is huge with beautiful and bright, we don't know if there are other things because, fortunately, we don't have the habit of the game!
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  • We have lunch at the restaurant of the Casino. I ordered bass nets, a major specialty of Lake Geneva. Visual side, nothing to complain about. However in the second small net, I had a stop mouth full. By examining more closely there was a stop in the nets. We asked for and the server walked away with the plate in the kitchen. He brought me a new, and to my disappointment it was exactly the same. I have not eaten anything so. We were expecting a gesture on the part of the institution (wouldn't be - what the cafes offered). But nothing. When you spend 100 CHF per person this is unacceptable...!
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  • Visited here mainly to see the Queen Exhibition, however the casino is relatively small and standard to most others I've seen. There is a bar upstairs which is open until 3am. Be aware that Montreux i...  more »
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  • Just a big gambling hall ...food is ok
  • Nice Queen museum. I strongly recommend to visit it.
  • The best casino
  • Average casino. Good to pass the time.
  • banned for winning less than 5000, lol! boycott places like this, please