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Château de Chillon
Château de Chillon

Château de Chillon

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
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Avenue de Chillon 21, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland
41 21 966 89 10
https://www.chillon.ch/de/
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The most visited historical monument in Switzerland, the Chateau de Chillon is nestled between the Swiss Alps and the scenic shores of Lake Geneva. Simply marvel at the architectural wonder or stroll ... Read more
through the amazing interior of the castle. Tour the underground rooms that once housed Swiss prisoners and the four great halls where the Savoy family dined, enjoy the shows performed at the three courtyards and take in the rich murals painted on walls throughout the castle. A children’s brochure and Drako, the castle’s friendly mascot, make this walk through an ancient piece of art especially inviting for children.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom

Great place for all the family, take some extra time to walk the shoreline to Montreux or hire a bike!

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Cambridge

If you like looking at castles, this is worth looking at. Just stupidly pretty scenery.

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The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

Though I did not go in side it is located right at the edge of Lake Geneva and was very unexpected as we passed by right next to it on the train heading South from Vevey to Milan.

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Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland

The visit of the castle makes a great day outting from Leysin. You can take excursions on Lake Geneva from either the castle or even from Montreux which is closer to Leysin.

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Santander, Spain

A gorgeous castle that sits right on Lake Geneva. It's located in Montreux and is a must see if you're planning on going to Geneva.

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Fort Myers

I was only here for a short pit stop on the way from Chamonix to Biel, but a lovely stop it was. We didn't have time to go on a tour of the castle, but strolling the grounds provided us with some wonderful photo opportunities. Only minutes from Montreux, this Queen fan would have liked to have stopped at the Freddie Mercury monument as well. Unfortunately, the tour bus waits for no one. I hope to go back one day to really see what the towns surrounding Lake Geneva really have to offer.

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Pittsford (town), New York

The Chateau of Chillon provides a marvelous view of the entire Lake of Geneva and is a great stop along the way from Lausanne. It was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon. It is Switzerland's most popular historic monument - it is a castle, nice but not great.

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Miravet, Spain

An icon of the Lake Geneva shoreline and a beautiful 3km lakeside walk from the centre of Montreux. An historical footnote: poet and bad boy Lord Byron was once imprisoned here.

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San Diego

We took the ferry down here (takes a while but it is fun to see the Switzerland from the water). With our Swiss Pass, all we had to pay for was the audio guide tour, which I would recommend.

Really enjoyed exploring the Château and climbing to the highest tower and looking out. Weird to think that you are in the medieval castle and looking out at the trains and freeways.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

We arrived at Chateau de Chillon after a long walk up Lake Geneva. Initially disappointed by the price of admission a pair of fellow travelers gave the Chateau high marks so we decided to go in.

We weren't disappointed. The views from the keep and of the inner courtyard were worth the price, not to mention the easy to follow guide and smattering of historic artifacts.

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beautiful castle on the lake just stunning

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It was ok. Amazing castle though.

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Romance and history!

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New York City, New York State, USA

Gorgeous architecture- climb the top, the views are outstanding

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Tarzana

A must!

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