19 Culture Aigle Castle

Located between the Alps chain and Geneva Lake, Aigle Castle sits prominently upon a famed vineyard. This former residence of governors opens its doors and invites you to discover the museum of wine and vineyard hosted in this prestigious frame. The interactive visit will awake your senses ! In the enchanting House of the Dîme (House of the tithe) you will see temporary exhibitions as well as the restaurant Pint of Paradise and its panoramic terrace. A magical place for all ages !

In the heart of the renowned vineyards between the Alps and Lake Léman, Aigle Castle has reigned supreme since the end of the 12th century. The former residence of the Knights of Aigle, the nobility of Compey-Thorens and then the Bernese Governors, it has now opened its doors to one and all with an invitation to discover the Vine and Wine Museum within its prestigious walls.

Vine and Wine Museum
Since 2010, the Vine and Wine Museum is meeting new challenges, adapting with the times and with the expectations of its visitors. Based on current practices of the wine-producing world in our regions, the Vine and Wine Museum puts them into their environmental and historical contexts. It presents six different collections each with major emphasis on interactive exhibits.

The Frédéric Rouge Collection
Thanks to the Frédéric Rouge Foundation, which has put together the artist’s workshop, the painter’s works are now on display to the general public. Dîme House, the former barn of Aigle Castle, is the setting for temporary exhibitions making sure that everyone can see the collective works produced by this native of Aigle.

Prices, packages

Entrance ticket includes access to Aigle Castle, to the Vine and Wine Museum as well as to the Frédéric Rouge Exhibition.

INDIVIDUAL VISITORS
Adults: CHF 11.-
Students, apprentices, pensioners, AI: CHF 9.-
Children (6-16): 1st child CHF 5.-, 2nd and 3rd child CHF 3.-

GROUP (from 10 people)
Adults: CHF 7.-
Children (6-16): CHF 3.-

GUIDED TOUR
Guided Tour (on reservation)
CHF 80.- Entrance not included

Proposed visits and duration

JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE VINEYARDS

For fans of Chablais wins, Aigle Castle offers the chance to discover the wine specialities of the region in all their facets.

Thanks to the Vine and Wine Museum located at Aigle Castle, everybody can discover their favourite wines with the help of six interesting and interactive displays on show there. Following on from the visit, a winegrower from the Cloisters will give you a presentation of his wine domain outlining the history and the techniques involved in producing the wine. Leading you in nicely to a tasting of his beloved wines…

Practical information

Duration: ~2h30

Operating times: all year round

Reservations obligatory (min. 10 days in advance, from 10 people)

Included in package price

Entrance ticket to the Castle

Visit to both vineyards and cellar accompanied by a winegrower-cellarman

Tasting of a vintage wine from the domain

Price

CHF 5.- per child (6 to 16 years)

CHF 20.- per adult

WINES AND FLAVOURS

Sandwiched between the Alps and Lake Léman, Aigle Castle offers the perfect match for all conoisseurs : a visit to the Vine and Wine Museum followed by a meal in the very heart of the vineyards at the Pinte du Paradis restaurant.

Thanks to the new Vine and Wine Museum set in the grounds of Aigle Castle, everyone can learn the essentials about wine by visiting and playing an interactive part in the 6 fascinating exhibitions on offer. Following the museum visit, the Pinte du Paradis restaurant will delight the taste buds with its inventive menu and market kitchen, not to mention its wine list with the best vintages the region has to offer. From its terrace, enjoy the extraordinary view across the vineyards to the surrounding mountains.

Practical information

Duration ~2h30

Operating times : all year round

Reservations obligatory (min. 10 days in advance, from 10 people)

Included in price package

Entrance ticket to the Castle

Meal at the Pinte du Paradis

Price

CHF 25.- per child (6 to 12 years)

CHF 40.- per adult

 

Spoken languages

French-German-English

Description of services and / or proposed infrastructure

A special location for your special day! Rent one of the castle’s several halls for weddings, conferences, banquets, or any other festivity. The Salle des Communes hosts 50-180, the Salle de la Bourgeoisie 30-40 guests; and facing the castle, the Maison de la Dîme with its Salle des Excellences has room for 100-200 guests.
Aperitif, buffet, banquet, or tasting local specialties, our party service will prepare a feast for eyes and mouth and arrange everything to your absolute satisfaction!

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