Chateau de Chillon, Veytaux

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 full of history is to be made. Very well maintained. The tour is well commented all along the route even without audioguide. Very correct price. Allow between 2 and 3 hours to make the whole visit. Come by train if possible as there is not too much parking space.
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  • This was one of the highlights of our trip! It takes between 2-3 hours to see it all and the town of Montreux nearby is lovely  more »
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