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Chillon Castle

chillon castle

Chillon Castle in its present form is the result of several centuries of construction and redevelopment.

Excavations carried out since the end of the 19th century, in particular those led by the archaeologist Albert Naef (1862-1936), attest to the occupation of the site since the Bronze Age.

The rocky island on which the castle is built provided both natural protection and a strategic location for controlling the passage between northern and southern Europe. The fortress, built on a real island, has been shaped like an oval. It measures approximately 100m by 50m. It also takes its name from the rock, from an ancient language, in which the word "Chillon" means rocky platform.

The history of the castle is marked by 3 major periods: the Savoy, the Bernese bailiffs and the State of Vaud.

During your stay, we will give you a Riviera Card on arrival, which will give you free public transport, a 50% discount on the museums of the Riviera and 30% on the mountain trains and CGN "Belle Epoque" cruises.

For any information or reservations our 3Concierge is at your disposal