Chateau de Chillon, Veytaux

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Veytaux holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chateau de Chillon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Whether or not you’re a lover of history, a visit to this castle is magical. Pay for the audio guide (definitely worthwhile) and spend many wonderful hours enjoying the rich history of the castle... 
    Whether or not you’re a lover of history, a visit to this castle is magical. Pay for the audio guide (definitely worthwhile) and spend many wonderful hours enjoying the rich history of the castle...  more »
  • Yes, island Chateau, despite the fact that from a distance it seems like being on shore, it is few met from it on a rocky island in Geneva lake. Because of that it had better protection during the... 
    Yes, island Chateau, despite the fact that from a distance it seems like being on shore, it is few met from it on a rocky island in Geneva lake. Because of that it had better protection during the...  more »
  • I have been to many castles and forts. This one is especially interesting with the audio tour. But the walk to the castle from Montreux Train Station is perhaps the highlight. 
    I have been to many castles and forts. This one is especially interesting with the audio tour. But the walk to the castle from Montreux Train Station is perhaps the highlight.  more »
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  • Very well presented and managed. High quality and easy to follow audio guide. The device also has some educational videos about the castle. After the guide was over I was just sat somewhere to relax and watched the videos. They have all kinds of facilities there (lockers, bathrooms, etc.)
  • It was awesome to see many windows into the past (literally and figuratively) and walk through history of the region with a great self-guided audio tour. This is a great spot to visit while in Montreux if time allows it. If you allow yourself 2-3 hours, you will have time to go through the self-guided tour and take little detours to see all of the detail and stories the castle has to offer.
  • Amazing piece of history. Very well kept and intact. Plan to spend a couple of hours to experience all of the rooms. There is a walkway to the left of the entrance as you leave the building that will allow you to stand on rocks and take beautiful pictures of the whole castle.
  • I cannot believe I am giving my Chateau de Chillon such a low review! I have been upset over their lack of understanding to concerns relating to the replacement of the beautiful bridge that crosses the railway. I understand that the bridge is coming to the end of its life and is being replaced by a concrete one, why? A beautiful medieval castle surely deserves a bridge that complements it in the same style.
  • Absolutely brilliant, beautiful and full of great information. Just when you think you've seen it all you'll find another corridor or cave tunnel taking you somewhere fascinating. Also a beautiful walk from Montreux. Very reasonable price too. Visitors staying in hotels will get half price too.

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