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Aigle Castle, Aigle
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Aigle Castle is a castle in the municipality of Aigle of the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.HistoryThe Barons of Aigle were first mentioned in 1179. At that time they had a small fortification, that became the center of the modern castle, along the road over the Col du Pillon and Col des Mosses passes of the Rhone. However, only traces of this first castle have been archaeologically discovered.Some time before 1200, the Barons of Aigle ended up as vassals of the powerful Counts of Savoy. In 1232, Count Thomas of Savoy granted Aigle as a fief to the brothers Jacob and Peter of Saillon in exchange for their ancestral castle in Valais. The Saillon family seems to have been closely related with the barons of Aigle.In the second half of the 13th Century, Aigle expanded and received a city charter. The castle was rebuilt, with a fortified donjon and a curtain wall.In the 14th Century, the Lords of Compey inherited the rights of the Saillon family. They were also vassals of the Counts of Savoy and made Aigle into their headquarters. They added turrets and in 1450 built a massive tower in the south corner. This tower was an example of late French Donjon architecture.
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  • It is good because to be separated from the people it makes you feel even more the little medieval, Castle is great and offers good views when there is no fog, surrounded by vineyards and a small nucleus interesting and easy to see in a short time
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  • This castle is a Museum of the vine and wine of the region. More than 500 years old, it has a very interesting exhibition about the different wines of the region. Beautiful location.
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  • A beautiful castle surrounded by vineyards, in the beautiful region of Vaud in Switzerland. You can take great pictures going up and stopping along the road to Leysin.
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  • Beautiful on the outside though disappointing in the inside, the chateaux d'aigle really surprised me! I was very excited visiting this beautiful castle though in the inside there main feature is dead and tortured animals covering the entire of the rooms and as I am a vegetarian and strong lover of animals it was very disheartening to see. The interior is neither very impressing as the modern design they have done is quite ugly. Overall it is nice to take a photo of it on the outside but I would not waste your money on taking a tour. Thank you for reading my comment and I wish you guys much luck in your journey.
  • Boring and their museum is alf broken ! I been their and if u love boring stuff go their then ! Have fun ! It's not worth it to waste ur money 😡😤😒
  • Magnifique! The muséum is a must for everybody! Even if you dont drink wine!
  • A beautiful castle surrounded by the most amazing wine vineyards. Very beautiful old village
  • Very beautiful castle ! A must in Vaud region.