Aigle Castle

Aigle Castle: Hours, Address, Aigle Castle Reviews: 4/5

Wineries & Vineyards • Castles
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
In the heart of the renowned vineyards betwixt the Alps and Lake Léman, Aigle Castle has reigned supreme since the end of the 12th century. The former residence of the Knights of Aigle, the nobility of Compey-Thorens and then the Bernese Governors, it has now opened its doors to one and all with an invitation to discover the Vine and Wine Museum within its prestigious walls.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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JWL
Morges, Switzerland86 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Enchanted castle. Lovely surroundings. A real gem at the tip of Wallis. Nice to walk around and soak in the vinyards.
Written February 16, 2020
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go401
Grand Forks77 contributions
Nov 2019
I was staying in Geneva and took a day trip out along the lake. Ended up in Aigle. The walk up to the castle is easy, 10-15 minutes from the train station with beautiful views of the town and surrounding mountains. The castle itself looked well used and not updated which kind of made it look more authentic (contrast to Château de Chillon which has been "restored" and looks straight out of "The Princess Bride"). It was a quiet late afternoon and I was one of 2 people visiting. I walked around the grounds and took some pics. There is a restaurant next to it that looked good, but expensive (~40F entres).

I decided to look around for other options - Highly recommend Badan Vins just down the hill from the castle for a wine tasting, I rate them 5/5, but they are only open (?) Thurs and Fri evenings (1600-1900) and Sat (1000-1300).
Written November 17, 2019
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Nic Oatridge
Aigle, Switzerland62 contributions
Nov 2019
Perhaps not as interesting as nearby Chateau Chillon, the castle in Aigle is nonetheless very impressive to see, nestled amongst vineyards and surrounded by the Alps. There are two modest museums within the castle, one celebrating the local wine industry.
Written November 3, 2019
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Perry H
San Diego, CA1,823 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This Castle is beautifully located in the heart of vineyards. Very photogenic and interesting history. Great for all ages and medium stair climbing. A smaller Castle but still most of the charm intact. About an 1 1/2 hour visit.
Written October 8, 2019
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Denise D
Grand Rapids, MI406 contributions
Sep 2019
We were guests at an evening event at the Castle. The entertainment was such fun. The food was delicious. They even had gluten free meal, bread, salad and dessert ready for me. The walk into the castle is a difficult one with the cobblestones. I am not sure how accessible it is for strollers and wheelchairs. The bathrooms are down a few steps which may also pose difficulty for those with walking difficulties. Our evening was wonderful. Thank you for a great experience.
Written September 23, 2019
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John F
Buckinghamshire, UK455 contributions
Sep 2019
As far as I can establish, there is no car park. We circled the chateau by road for 10 minutes. The signage is dreadful. In the end we just parked in a nearby road and walked.
I think this attraction must suffer from the fact that it is hard to find as we (like so many other reviewers) found it virtually empty. So, once you have solved the mystery of how to get there, you are rewarded!
It is like a compact Chateau Chillon but far less busy and without the views of the lake.
Aigle is worth a quick look. Very attractive and historic buildings but slightly down at heel.
So, my advisc is to go now before the owners realise that signs should continue to direct customers to the front door (rather than pointing up a road and then stopping). See the Chateau rather than the back of the tourist in front of you.
Written September 21, 2019
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Steven T
Colorado210 contributions
Jul 2019
We've traveled a lot, seen plenty of castles, but here in the middle of beautiful vineyards is this gorgeous castle. We bought tickets, found ourselves, almost for the entire tour, all by ourselves. It felt like we had the 'keys' after they had closed! A wonderful and delightful afternoon! Beautiful! The 'wine museum' is really a bit 'deceptive,' because it is, in fact, a tour of the castle! Worth your time! (following your GPS on your phone, you will question if you're going the right way, but, at the end of these very narrow little medieval roads, you'll find a place to park somewhere off the road and walk a short distance to the castle! Well worth it!!
Written August 8, 2019
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bonsi7
Antwerp, Belgium487 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Getting to the castle by a much too narrow "two-way road" was a bit frightening, but fortunately I had the road to myself. The castle, surrounded by vinyards, makes for good photographs. I got there 15 minutes before opening time, but the nice lady in the office let me in early. The info on Swiss wine making--in French, except for the flyer in English--was of some interest, but many of the rooms were devoid of any furniture or decoration. Lastly, as is the case for many castles, this one is a no go for the infirm. In summary, to paraphrase the Michelin Guide, ne vaux pas le détour.
Written April 23, 2019
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karin
La Malbaie, Canada6 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Perfect stop before hitting the valais or lake Geneva for an intimate tour of wine history and the surrounding history of the local wines. Avoid the crowds of chateau chillon and visit this gem instead. Fun excursions and events fur children as well on their website.
Written February 13, 2019
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Janev_Australia
Sydney, Australia748 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I visited Aigle Castle in July 2018 I found the Castle really beautiful. The Castle houses a wine museum. It is really extensive and really good. Covers lots of aspects of wine making in the region and has a number of fascinating interactive exhibits. There is also lots of information provided about the history of the castle. There is a small shop, with helpful staff, which sells souvenirs and a selection of local wine. Well worth a visit. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Written July 25, 2018
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Written July 27, 2018
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