Château de Chillon
Excavations carried out from the end of the 19th century, in particular by the archeologist Albert Naef (1862-1936), affirm that this site has been occupied since the Bronze Age. In its current state, the Castle of Chillon is the result of several centuries of constant building, adaptations, renovations and restorations.
The rocky island on which the castle is built, was both a natural protection and a strategic location to control the passage between northern and southern Europe.
Eight short films to learn more about the history can be viewed on terminals in several of the castle’s rooms and halls. There are also projections of medieval silhouettes in the cellars and an arms room with sound design in the keep.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumAv. de Chillon 21
Location/directionsAu bord du lac Léman, à Veytaux entre Montreux et Villeneuve. Accès en bateau (débarcadère Chillon), en train (arrêt Chillon), en bus, en voiture.
OpenAvr–sep: 9–19 (dernière entrée 18).
Oct, mar 9.30–18 (dernière entrée 17)
Nov–fév: 10–17 (dernière entrée 16)
AdmissionAdultes: CHF 12.50
Enfants: CHF 6.-
Tarif réduit (Etudiant, apprenti, chômeur, AVS, AI): CHF 10.50
Adultes en groupes (min 20 personnes): CHF 8.50
Enfants en groupe: CHF 5.-
ContactChâteau de Chillon
Avenue de Chillon 21
021 966 89 10 Telephone (monument)
021 966 89 12 Fax
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Extremely children and family-friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible