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Chateau de Chillon

Address: Av de Chillon 21, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 21 966 89 10
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Day Trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de...
95%
Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Montreux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Outdoors
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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We took my daughter and partner here in August this year and expected it to be a 1 hour visit. However my daughters boyfriend is a castle 'freak' and we stayed for over 2 hours and had to force him to leave. Bottom line its a real experience to visit Chillon and soak in the history. Its lakeside position is... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you're in the area- this is a must-see. The setting is spectacular- by the lake and the castle is also eye-catching. There is free parking along the road- but you need a parking disk. Also be careful that valuables are hidden. Once in the castle, you follow a marked tour (you're given pamphlet when you buy your tickets. She... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The walk around only takes an hour or so, and is incredible. So many rooms and different things to see, and luckily for us it was not crowded so we got some great photos. Plus entry was free for us with our swiss pass which was a nice surprise.

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Southend, essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited a few castles over the years & this is one of the best. Deceiving from the outside it houses many areas rooms floors towers etc. The history of the building is very interesting indeed including it's time used as a prison. Pretty much all of the building is available to access & view. There has been a lot of... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You have to visit the Chateau de Chillon castle when in Montreux, It provides breathtaking views and touch on the historic values of town

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Hiawassee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful castle surrounded on three sides by the lake. Famous dungeon that was the subject of a popular poem.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Other csstles were better but this was my first so nothing to compare at the time. No furniture inside. No great views. Easy to get to by bus. Good view of castle from water.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Best castle Ive visited.. lots of info available and lots of interesting rooms and areas. Views are lovely from towers as well. Good visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A great insight into the history of the area dating from the 1100's. Access to all areas of the castle makes this interesting and some great views from the varios points.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I recommend stopping by this attraction in mid afternoon when there is plenty of light to see the entire castle. Lots of things to see and ponder. However, make sure you're at the precipice when the sun begins to set on the lake. I took the most spectacular pictures during the 2 minutes it took the sun to fully sink... More

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