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Chillon Castle Foundation

Chillon Castle Foundation is a private entity that was founded in 2002 to assure the running and conservation, hence also the restoration work, of this historical monument that is the property of the Canton of Vaud.
The Foundation Council is directed by the Foundation Bureau, and works closely with the castle’s management team, as well as with the Technical Commission.

The Foundation Council may be composed of seven to thirteen members and is headed by the Foundation Bureau, itself composed of three to five members, including the President and Treasurer.

The actual members:

Claude Ruey
President, former National Councillor and former member of the State Council, Nyon

Anne-Catherine Lyon
Vice-president, Former member of the State Council, Belmont-sur-Lausanne

Laurent Wehrli
Treasurer, Mayor of Montreux Town Council and National Councillor, Glion

Danielle Chaperon
Professor of literature, specializing in dramaturgy and theater history, Lausanne

Christine Chevalley
Mayor and Member of Parliament, Veytaux

Patricia Dominique Lachat
Prefect of Aigle district, Villeneuve

Sandra Laydu Molinari
Notary, Montreux
Didier Müller
Regional Directorate for SME clients, BCV, Vevey
François Cardinaux
President of the Circle of Chillon Friends, Vevey

Nicole Minder
Former Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Canton of Vaud, Lausanne

Corinne Ingold
Mayor of Villeneuve Town Council

Marie Gétaz
Architecte EPFL ESAA SIA, Vevey

Vincent Grandjean
State Chancellor


The Management

The Director is responsible for the general management of Chillon Castle Foundation.
With her four assistant managers, she ensure the running and conservation of the site and is also responsible for developing, proposing and implementing strategy.

Sophie Menghini, Operations Director
Aline Méan, Marketing, Communications and Sales Director
Marta Sofia dos Santos, Director
Maud Jenni Hédiguer, Heritage Conservation and Cultural Programming Director
Eva Pulfer, Finance, HR and Administration Director


The Technical Commission

Composed of five members, the Technical Committee is headed by a representative of the Canton of Vaud Buildings Department. It is in charge of the conservation of the monument. The Director and the architect appointed by the Foundation are present at its meetings.

The actual members:

Bernard Verdon
Assistant to the Cantonal Architect, SIPAL
Technical Commission President

Maurice Lovisa
Cantonal Monuments and Sites heritage manager, DINF

Danielle Chaperon
Professor of literature, specializing in dramaturgy and theater history

Nicolas Delachaux
Architect, Boujol & Delachaux S.A.

Bernard Zumthor
Federal expert

Antoine Graf
Architect, Graf & Rouault Architectes
Architect appointed by the Foundation

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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

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

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