Cycle conférence Fouilles – Salle de Justice (Naef) © ACV (Archives Cantonales Vaudoises) / Salle du Châtelain © Julian James

Conference : "Albert Naef’s Heritage" by Claire Huguenin

- Conférence

The beginnings of castle restoration under Albert Naef by Claire Huguenin.

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

NOTE: conferences will only take place in French!

Guided-tour followed by a conference.

From the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century, Chillon Castle was subjected to archaeological digs and a long restoration campaign under Albert Naef’s leadership. Even if our knowledge of the site has developed since then – and the interior layout formerly attributed to the site has changed – very prominent traces of this huge undertaking live on. These traces demonstrate how the restoration works were conceived, particularly their pedagogical role. After a brief recap of the facts, this talk will focus on this aspect, so as to decipher certain fairly disruptive dramatisations stemming from a desire to write various chapters of the building’s history on its very walls.

5pm: Guided, in-depth tour of the exhibition
6:30pm: Conference

One-off price of 30 CHF/person for guided tour + conference
or 12.50 CHF/person for the conference only (free for the Circle of Friends of Chillon Castle)

Tickets: or at the ticket office on the day of the event
Info: / +41(0)21 966 89 10

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    Temporarily closure until 30th April 2020. In line with guidance from the Swiss public health authority and Vaud Council, Chillon Castle is temporarily closed until end of April 2020. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding

    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 13.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 7.00
    Family (2 adults with up to 5 children 6-15 years) CHF 35.00

    GROUPS (20 peolple min.)
    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 10.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 6.00

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