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Chateau de Chillon
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Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle
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“Must visit”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

The castle is well kept and although the entrance is not cheap you will discover and learn more about the history on the display all around.

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Hlucin, Czech Republic
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“Great stronghold”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Without any doubt, Chillon is a great stronghold. This is the place that haunted Byron and likely the original Castle Frankenstein (though Mary Shelly did not visit it). Surrounded by a green coastal trail on one side and by the jadeish waters of Lac Leman on the remaining three, it overlooks the realm on both sides of the lake and offers stunning views from its towers. Reserve some time for appreciation of the architecture from the outside and don't miss the interiors (very well worth it). The self-guided tour allows you to choose your own pace and if you visit in an early time (or are just lucky), you might have some rooms and locations just for yourself. Don't miss the prison carved to stone in the lowest levels of the castle.

Chillon can be reached by train and by bus from Montreaux. But, in case you don't mind a little physical activity, walk from Montreaux! The coastal promenade will lead you from posh Montreaux hotels along famed Freddie Mercury statue and the fancy Casino right to the castle. You will be rewarded by wonderfull views of the castle.

Visited September 2012
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“Very good”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Even though it was pouring with rain, this was fascinating. You will need to allow plenty of time as there are 46 rooms to go through and the connecting stairways and passages all make the experience very interesting and fun. On our visit, the only rooms that were heated were the museum and the café so it did get very cold but I understand from friends that they normally do have heaters on in some of the rooms.
The café in the castle is only a coffee machine, another drinks machine and a few tables and chairs.
If you want food, there is a fantastic little restaurant just up from the castle entrance called "Restaurant Taverne du Château de Chillon" which serves a very wide variety of excellent food.

Visited March 2013
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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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“Must visit!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

In Montreux maybe this is the only attraction place so that's why you must visit it. I think it was very nice and better to take Ipod audio guide from the reception. the tickets are not expensive especially if you have the tourist card from your hotel.

Visited March 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“So worth it! Awesome historical site.....”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Took two 21 year olds and they loved it! We all had a great time on this most interesting visit. Definitely not to be missed!

Visited March 2013
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