Chillon Castle

Perched on the shimmering shores of Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle is a medieval marvel that exudes centuries of history, legends, and architectural brilliance. A journey through its halls is like traveling back in time. Read more

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Chillon Castle, known as "Château de Chillon" in French, is one of Switzerland's most iconic landmarks. Situated near Montreux, this castle dates back to the Roman era and has since played a crucial role in the region's political and cultural evolution. The castle, built for strategic purposes, also served as a residence for the Counts of Savoy. It boasts over 25 buildings, three courtyards, and is surrounded by defensive walls.
The castle's interiors offer a vivid glimpse into medieval life, from the Duke of Savoy's stately chambers to the old kitchens, underground vaults, and chapel adorned with 14th-century murals. Perhaps one of the most chilling aspects of Chillon is its dungeon, carved out of the rock foundation beneath the lake, which inspired Lord Byron's poem "The Prisoner of Chillon."
One can't help but be enchanted by the panoramic vistas of Lake Geneva, the Alps, and surrounding vineyards from the castle's towers and ramparts. The combination of natural beauty, architectural prowess, and historical richness makes Chillon Castle an unforgettable destination.
Chillon Castle, with its rich tapestry of history, architecture, and unparalleled lakeside location, offers an immersive experience of Switzerland's diverse cultural and natural heritage.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Chillon Castle


Known for its renowned Jazz Festival, this charming town is also home to beautiful promenades and gardens.


A stunning mountain offering panoramic views, and a marmot park.

Lake Geneva

Enjoy boat cruises, paddleboarding, or simply relax by the serene lake.

Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

A UNESCO World Heritage site, these terraced vineyards provide both wine tasting and breathtaking views.

Narcissus Trails

In spring, witness fields of wild narcissus flowers paint the landscape white.

Museum of Games

Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, it showcases games from various cultures and eras.

Queen Studio Experience

Inside the Casino Barrière Montreux, delve into the history of the legendary band Queen.


Explore the world of sound and audio technology in this unique museum.

Gilon Grottoes

Explore these natural caves and witness fascinating rock formations.

Marmots' Paradise

Located atop Rochers-de-Naye, interact with these adorable alpine creatures in their natural habitat.

What else to visit
In and around Chillon Castle

Montreux (2.32 km)

Montreux is a Swiss Riviera town famous for its Jazz Festival, mild climate, and stunning Alpine panorama. A blend of Mediterranean flair and Swiss traditions, Montreux is where music, culture, and nature harmoniously converge.

Chatel (19.07 km)

Châtel, a captivating alpine village set in the French Alps, combines rustic charm with modern amenities. As a part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain, it offers winter enthusiasts an exhilarating experience.

Castle of Gruyeres (22.42 km)

Perched atop a hill, the Castle of Gruyères stands as a majestic sentinel, weaving tales of knights, noble families, and art, all set against the backdrop of Switzerland's mesmerizing landscapes.

Cailler (25.48 km)

In the serene Swiss pre-Alps, Cailler is not just a place but a sensory journey into the rich world of chocolate, surrounded by verdant valleys and age-old traditions.

Lausanne (25.5 km)

Perched on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, Lausanne boasts of its Olympic legacy, enchanting old town, and mesmerizing Alpine panoramas. As a fusion of vibrant urban life and lakeside tranquility, it offers a unique charm to travelers.

Gstaad (28.22 km)

Gstaad, a luxurious resort town in the Swiss Alps, epitomizes elegance and exclusivity. Known for its upscale hotels, gourmet dining, and premier skiing, Gstaad is a favored destination for celebrities and discerning travelers seeking a serene escape.

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