Chillon Castle

Where?
Fondation du Château de Chillon
Price
From
15 CHF
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.

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Address

Fondation du Château de Chillon
Avenue de Chillon 21
1820 Veytaux

How to get there

Schedules

From 01.11.2023 to 29.02.2024
Open
Closed
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
From 01.03.2024 to 31.03.2024
Open
Closed
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
From 01.04.2024 to 30.09.2024
Open
Closed
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
From 01.10.2024 to 31.10.2024
Open
Closed
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
From 01.11.2024 to 28.02.2025
Open
Closed
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00

Adults (from 16 years old)

15 CHF

Children (6 to 15 years old)

7 CHF

Reduced price (students, apprentices, seniors from 60 years old, AI)

12.5 CHF

Families (2 adults + 2 to 5 children from 6 to 15 years old)

35 CHF

Closed on 25 December and 1 January.

More info

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.