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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  • This castle is amazing. The location on the lake side is stunning and the castle itself is full of interest with an intriguing narrative. A very varied location with much to see. Well worth the... 
    This castle is amazing. The location on the lake side is stunning and the castle itself is full of interest with an intriguing narrative. A very varied location with much to see. Well worth the...  more »
  • We took a boat to Château de Chillon. Once the boat was getting close, it was a photo moment. Beautiful castle. Could not stop taking photos from the rocks and the walk towards the castle... 
    We took a boat to Château de Chillon. Once the boat was getting close, it was a photo moment. Beautiful castle. Could not stop taking photos from the rocks and the walk towards the castle...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle from the outside but we did not have a chance to visit. However, we did eat at Cafe Byron (great experience and food!) where I burned myself on the very hot metal barrier. They are aware of the danger as children have also done the same but it is up to the castle to fix. They could easily add wood on top of the metal- I hope they do so no one else gets hurt...
  • A beautiful castle in an amazing location right on the lake shore. Unfortunately, I can only evaluate from the outside, due to the delay on the highway, we just missed the last entrance. Hopefully next time. On the other hand, we were almost alone there :). Parking is possible on the nearby road for free with a parking disc. The coastal promenade with beautiful views is very pleasant.

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