Castles in Veytaux

Château de Chillon

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The Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon) is located on the shore of Lake Geneva near Montreux, Switzerland. The castle consists of 100 independent buildings that were gradually connected and now form a single whole.

The oldest parts of the castle have not been definitively dated, but the first written record of the castle is in 1160 or 1005. From the mid 12th century, the castle was home to the Counts of Savoy, and it was greatly expanded in the 13th century by Pietro II. The Castle was never taken in a siege, but did change hands through treaties.

It was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536; Byron also carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon. The castle is one of the settings in Henry James's novella Daisy Miller (1878).

The history of Chillon was influenced by 3 major periods: the Savoy Period, the Bernese Period and the Vaudois Period.

Chillon now hosts a museum with some historical objects preserved and is open to public tours.

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Amit Gaharwar
5 May 2015
Right on the shore of Lake Geneva in Montreux. Beautiful architecture and picture perfect setting. The blue water of the lake in the backdrop makes for a great photograph.
Daniel Bachmann
9 January 2015
Chillon Castle or Château de Chillon is an architectural jewel located in the most beautiful setting imaginable - on the shores of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of Switzerland's Alps! Bring a camera!
Abhishek
30 March 2015
Make sure that you spend at least a couple of hours exploring the chateau! Also, take a postcard-isque photograph of the castle with the mountains in the backdrop if you walk right to the castle.
Loda
22 July 2019
A castle with limited things to see inside. Located by the water which make it ideal for pic and swimming. Go there if u have time
Eugene Matyushkin
16 June 2015
Очень красиво. Особенно с озера. Возьмите либо моторку либо водный велосипед и посмотрите на замок с озера. Ну и вблизи очень интересный замок.
Gal Laxie
23 June 2020
Огромный замок! Много залов открыто. Почти в каждом есть камин и вентиляция. Каждый зал неповторимо оформлен. Сам Байрон нацарапал свой автограф на одной из колонн подвала.
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Avenue de Chillon 21, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland

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