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Visiting the Castle of Chillon is like going back in time! Each hall or room unveils a part of the castle’s history. Modern means enable us to better understand the daily life of the Court of Savoy and also of the Bernese bailiffs.

Underground

The architecture of these underground rooms reminds us of the great Gothic cathedrals of the 13th Century. This part of the castle certainly greatly stimulates the imagination, with the numerous legends that hav...

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Courtyards

Three courtyards lead on from the entrance of the castle, beginning with the lower courtyard, which must have been the busiest, up to the Castellan’s courtyard and finally to the Courtyard of Honor, reserved for...

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Great halls

There are four formal great halls in the castle, whose windows all look out over the marvellous view of  Lake Geneva. The Savoy family held sumptuous banquets in them, whilst the Bernese rendered justi...

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Bernese Chamber

A comfortable bedroom, with rather subdued decoration, a large four-poster bed, heating, private toilet and even running water!

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Camera Domini

This extraordinary room was obviously reserved for the Duke of Savoy. The bestiary of the 14th Century murals is extremely rich in medieval symbols.

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Camera Nova

This evocative room with its large windows overlooking the lake has a magnificent walnut wardrobe made in 1590 and a ceramic stove dated 1620 with the coat-of-arms of the town of Lutry.

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Chapel

Chillon’s chapel is a little architectural jewel. The 14th Century paintings make it one of the rare religious buildings to have escaped the iconoclastic zeal of the Reformation.

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Defenses

The lake side of the castle is a princely residence dedicated to all the luxuries of the court. However, the mountain side is a veritable fortress, with its watchtowers, sentry walk, double ramparts, moat and tu...

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Peter II Room

In this room, now dedicated to Peter II of Savoy (1203 – 1268), the displays show the dynastic power of the family and the State of Savoy. Two exhibits provide evidence of Little Charlemagne’s import...

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Weapons room

Parallel to the audiovisual presentation, a weapons room with an especially designed sound background has been opened for viewing in the keep in September 2010.

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Practical information

The castle's history

as heard on the Johanne Dussé's programme "Monumental"

broadcast on La Première on Sunday November 17th with Mercedes Gulin and Jean-Piere Pastori.

Listen...

With collections from the

Musée cantonal d'archéologie et d'histoire

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