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Château de Chillon™

Reopening on June 8, 2020

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.
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Address

Avenue de Chillon 21
1820 Veytaux

Contact

+41 (0) 21 966 89 10

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Schedules

From 01 Oct 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Mon - Sun 09:30 - 18:00
From 08 Jun 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
Mon - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
From 01 Jan 2020 to 31 Mar 2020
Mon - Sun 09:30 - 18:00