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Château de Chillon™

In Veytaux, near Montreux, Chillon Castle has stood proudly on its rocky island for nearly a thousand years. Made famous by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s novel “Julie, or the New Heloise” or Lord Byron’s poem “The Prisoner of Chillon”, this fortress is a true treasure from the past, a must-see.
This idyllic setting has been a delight for all to see since the 12th century: with Lake Geneva and the Alps as its backdrop, the imposing fortified Chillon Castle is surrounded by the most beautiful scenery. Not surprising that this romantic setting was for centuries a source of inspiration for many artists. Made famous by Jean-Jacques Rousseau who based the story of his novel “New Heloise” here in the 18th century, the Chillon Castle then attracted the poet Lord Byron, inspired by a true story to write his most famous poem, “The Prisoner of Chillon”.

A modern museography, temporary exhibitions that are constantly renewed and cultural events give life to the castle. Apart from individual visits or audio-guided tours, the public may hire guides to discover the castle in a different way: visits combined with workshops, visits in costumes and for children, holiday workshops and theme anniversaries. New: La Verrée Vaudoise is the ideal place to taste the wines of Clos de Chillon and sample other regional products.

Address

Fondation du Château de Chillon
Avenue de Chillon 21
1820 Veytaux

Contact

+41 (0) 21 966 89 10

Email

Schedules

From 01 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00
From 01 Jan 2021 to 31 Mar 2021
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00
From 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
Mon - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Prices

Adult (from 16 years old)
13.5 chf

Child (6-15 years old)
7 chf

11.50 chf

Family
35 chf