16 Culture Chillon Castle, Veytaux/Montreux

The doors of the most fascinating castle in Europe are open to you… The beauty of its architecture will take your breath away, its exceptional location between the mountains and the lake is absolutely magical!
Chillon Castle is a true medieval gem offering unforgettable visits to a site that has inspired the greatest of artists ! Enjoy a bespoke trip to this authentic, romantic monument.
Explore the fortress with the explanatory leaflet or the audioguide that can be hired on-site or downloaded from App
Store or Google Play Store. Children aged 6 to 10 will receive a little treasure map on arrival. You’ll be taken on a unique journey with videos on touch screens that will whisk you back to the time of the dukes of Savoy.
Te most visited historical monument in Switzerland also organises exhibitions, shows and concerts all year round. Unmissable !

Contact

  • T. : +41 (0)21 966 89 10
  • Fax : +41 (0)21 966 89 12
  • Email : info@chillon.ch
  • Site :
  • GPS : 46.41402 / 6.927502
  • Adresse :
    • Veytaux/Montreux
    • Av. de Chillon 21
    • 1820 Veytaux/Montreux, Suisse

Visiting Chillon Castle is like stepping back in time. Each room reveals yet another part of its history, as well as the daily life and habits of the court of the House of Savoy and of the Bernese Bailiffs.

Discover the 14th century murals in the Duke of Savoy’s bedchamber and in the chapel, and see the large collection of wooden chests and furniture in all the rooms. The four great reception halls, where sumptuous banquets and feasting took place in the past, will plunge you right into the life in the Middle Ages. But never forget that Chillon is a fortress. It is protected by the lake but, facing the mountain, defensive towers and the sentry walk on the ramparts served to keep enemies at bay. Many weapons are on display.

Throughout the years, this thousand-year-old citadel has inspired the imagination of writers and artists, from Rousseau to Victor Hugo, from Delacroix to Courbet. Legends galore sprung up here, including the most famous one of Bonivard, rendered immortal in the poem by Lord Byron - The Prisoner of Chillon. Viewing the pillar in the underground dungeon where he was chained up is something not to be missed.

All events of the Castle !

Itinéraire

By car : Access motorway A9, exit Villeneuve or Montreux. The castle is situated along the Lake road between Montreux (4 km) and Villeneuve (2 km). Free Parking in front of the castle.
By train : Main rail connection is Montreux (4 km from the castle). Regional trains go from Lausanne to Veytaux-Chillon (300 meters from the castle).
By bus : Line No 1 from Vevey, Montreux or Villeneuve Bus stop "Chillon" in front of the castle. Bus service every 10 to 20 minutes.
By boat : Regular departures during the high season from Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux and Villeneuve. The quay "Chillon" is a 100 meters from the castle

Tarifs, forfaits

Individiduals
Adult : CHF 13.50
Child (6 to 15 years) : CHF 7.00
Students, seniors, reduced rate : CHF 11.50
Family (2 adults with own children from 6 to 15 years old), self guided : CHF 35.00

Groups (minimum 15 pers.)
Adult : CHF 10.50
Child : CHF 6.00

Dates de validité

The Castle of Chillon is open every day except December 25th and January 1st.

April to September : 9h00 - 19h00
October to March : 9h30 - 18h00
The doors close one hour after the cash desk opening hours at the latest. Even if late comers can visit the monument at leisure, we recommend nevertheless to arrive earlier.

Visites guidées proposées et durées

Guided tours, all offers.

50-110' (as per wish)

Langues parlées

The visitor can rent an audioguide (i-pod) available in 8 languages. A written description available in 20 languages is also given at the cash desk. Guided tours can be organised on demand in 10 languages.

Descriptif des services et/ou des infrastructures proposés

Free parking, 2 shops, rest area with automatic beverage distributors inside the castle, snack bar and picnic area outside.
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