Chateau de Chillon, Veytaux

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Must see · Castle · Historic Site
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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  • Wow, what a great exhibit where you step back in time and can really immerse into the time when this castle was in its hay day. Great value for money and worth a visit.  more »
  • This castle is the most visited historical monument in Switzerland. There is an entrance fee with reduced rates for over 60’s and children. There are 42 rooms to explore and with Covid, there is a.....  more »
  • It looked so much smaller from the outside, but it proved to be quite the workout 😂 Definitely worth o visit. We walked from Montreux to the castle on the beautiful city promenade
  • Epic! Super epic. Worth while, super old, like 1200s or something

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