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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  • Castellologists and serious visitors should move Heaven and Earth to visit (it turned out to be easier than I thought), and not wait as long as I did ! I shall spread the word. 
    Castellologists and serious visitors should move Heaven and Earth to visit (it turned out to be easier than I thought), and not wait as long as I did ! I shall spread the word.  more »
  • We have visited about the Chateau de Chillon about five times. Most recently last summer. Actually it might have been 2020. We have arrived by car (I seem to remember there isn’t much parking, by... 
    We have visited about the Chateau de Chillon about five times. Most recently last summer. Actually it might have been 2020. We have arrived by car (I seem to remember there isn’t much parking, by...  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.

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