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Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
Looking just like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Chateau de Chillon sits on the eastern end of Switzerland's largest lake. Made famous by the poet Lord Byron, who used it as a setting in one of his well-known works, the 13th-century castle ranks among the country's most visited historic monuments. For a sense of the its medieval past, take a guided tour through the courtyards, towers, dungeons, and grand halls, packed with period furniture and artwork. Although many visitors choose to take the bus or even walk here from the nearby town of Monteux, you can also reach the castle by hopping on one of the lake's many guided boat excursions. Use our Montreux trip generator to visit Chateau de Chillon on your trip to Montreux, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This castle is great! Our kids loved it. We followed the suggested room order and read the paragraph supplied on the free brochure in each room. Super interesting and very well organized! We were stay...  read more »
  • The castle is very well maintained! We chose to visit freely with only the pamphlet to guide. Enough for us. The view is beautiful! Beware some locations can be dangerous for young children. Visit to
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  • This castle has a very beautiful view of the Alps, he is very cold, but worth visiting. At the entrance (pay to enter) they give you a brochure in several languages including Portuguese, has a book in a ds rooms that you can sign to say you were at the site, also has a room with me you can wear an outfit of the season. It's worth it!
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  • The castle is massive and provides breathtaking views of the Geneva Lake and nearby France from outside. there are a couple of areas perfect for photo taking. There are around 40 areas to visit inside and the pamphlet that they give out upon ticket payment was very useful in telling the story of the castle. One can easily spend hours here. Make sure to reach the top of the castle to complete the experience.
  • Good for kids as a day trip from heart of Switzerland. We took the scenic Golden pass train to Montreux and quick bus ride to castle. Kids enjoyed it looking at old and some funny things. As anywhere in Switzerland the surroundings are very beautiful.
  • An excellent place full of history and fun. Its well maintained, details well preserved and an excellent guiding system to direct you through the place. And not miss out on anything the castle has to offer. Went on a spring sunday, beautiful view. Not many tourists to crowd the place up. 3hrs well spent.
  • Castel is worth able to see and when you are in top of castel you will see amazing view if mountains and river. Ticket cost is high that we were not expected
  • Great note for a great Castle. Yes, the Château de Chillon is really a beautiful historical monument and it's restored continuously. You should really consider visiting it if you travel or live in South Switzerland.
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