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Visit to the castle of Chillon in Switzerland

It is a magnificent 13th-century castle built on a long, narrow limestone rock on the shores of Lake Geneva, near Montreux, Switzerland.

It has an elongated shape, it is very large with a length of 110 meters, while its tower is 25 meters high.

It belonged to the house of Savoy, then to Bern and today is a historical monument that gathers about 400,000 visitors each year.

The castle attracted romantic writers and poets, such as Victor Hugo, Alexandros Dumas, Flaubert and Lord Byron.

The rooms are built in such a way that 4 inner courtyards are formed. Besides, the castle has been built in parts!

The castle has 40 rooms: living rooms, dining rooms, medieval bathrooms, bedrooms, utility rooms.

Some rooms have been preserved with old objects.

The front rooms have a unique lake view.

The catacombs

The corridors that create inner courtyards

How are you going?

– By bus 201 from Montreux.

– By spring and summer ship. Departures from Lausanne, Vivo and Montreux.

Hours and tickets

– From April to September 9-7

– From October to March 9: 30-6.

Ticket: CHF 13.50 and CHF 7 children 6-15 years old.

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