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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

Brigitte Waridel
Vice-President, former Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Canton of Vaud, Lausanne

Laurent Wehrli
Treasurer, Member 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

Lionel Eperon
Chief of the Department of Economy and Tourism of the Canton of Vaud

Daniel Flückiger
EPFL-qualified Engineer, Villeneuve

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

Pierre Starobinski
Independent Consultant, Pully


 

The Management

The Director and her Assistant are responsibles for the general management of Chillon Castle Foundation.
They ensure the running and conservation of the site and are also responsibles for developing, proposing and implementing strategy.

Marta Sofia dos Santos (on the right)
Director
info@chillon.ch


Claire Halmos (on the left)
Assistant Director, Project Manager, Museography
claire.halmos@chillon.ch

 


 

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


Laurent Chenu
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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    The castle is open every day of the year, except on January 1st and December 25th.

    Today: from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:00 pm)

    INDIVIDUAL VISITORS
    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 12.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 6.00
    Family (2 adults with up to 5 children 6-15 years) CHF 29.00

    GROUPS (20 peolple min.)
    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 9.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 5.00

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