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Relive the history from the 12th to the 16th century by visiting this unique historical monument.

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Tour name Montreux: Chillon Castel
Product code MUS017
Time January-February-November-December:
10am to 4pm (exit closes at 5 pm)
March and Oktober:
9.30am to 5pm (exit closes at 6 pm)
April to September:
9am to 6pm (exit closes at 7 pm)
Closed on January 1st and December 25th.
Description Relive the history from the 12th to the 16th century by visiting this unique historical monument.
Stunning environment and nature
Surrounded by the white tops of the mountains and the soft waves of Lake Geneva, Chillon castle is a real beauty spot. It is built on a rocky island along the antique road to Italy. The castle shows two faces: It is a princely residence to the lakeside but an impregnable fortress to the mountains.
Architecture
The castle consists of 25 building units. The oldest part dates back to the first millennium. In the 13th century under count Peter II of Savoy, Chillon was completely transformed and considerably enlarged. Roman and early gothic architecture is characteristic. Today, the castle is carefully restored and can be visited from the basement (dungeons) to the tower. (Special attention is given to the prison, where Bonivard was chained to the pillar between 1530 an1536. His destiny inspired Lord Byron to write the famous poem «The Prisoner of Chillon» (1816).
Collections
The castle is furnished and presents a rich collection of antique pewter objects, weapons, chests and items found during the excavation. Temporary expositions and cultural manifestations are regularly organized.
Itinerary Château de Chillon
Avenue de Chillon 21
CH-1820 Veytaux
Phone +41 21 966 89 10
Guided tours Timetable: look at the official website.
Additional charge per person (without additional charge for children up to 16 years old) CHF 6.00.
Groups.
Adult, in group of minimum 20 pers. self-guided
per person CHF 7.00*


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