Chillon Castle Foundation is a private entity founded in 2002 to oversee the operations and conservation, and hence restoration work, of this historical monument that is the property of the Canton of Vaud (cf. decree issued on 30 June 2010).
Chillon Castle is a jewel of global and Swiss architectural heritage. The building, which is internationally renowned and holds significant patrimonial and cultural value, doubles as a highly popular tourist attraction.
All operations, events and services carried out and implemented in or around the monument are aligned with this identity. Said operations contribute to preserving and showcasing the site in its entirety while also generating the necessary financial resources to meet the Foundation’s objectives.
Chillon Castle inspires, entertains and piques people’s curiosity, while fulfilling its role as an historic monument built to stand the test of time. Its core values are:
Tradition, Prestige, Quality
See previous annual reports: 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
The Board of Trustees works in close collaboration with the castle management team as well as the Technical Commission. It can consist of between seven and thirteen members and is overseen by three to five Chief Officers, including the President and the Treasurer.
In peak season, Chillon Castle Foundation employs around 75 people (equivalent to 32 full-time positions) in the following roles: security and maintenance officers, reception and sales staff (bookings, ticket office and shops), guides, cultural mediation officers, museographers, and administrative (secretarial, marketing and communications, HR) and accounting staff.
The Chillon team is made up of 16 nationalities.
General management of Chillon Castle Foundation is overseen by the castle director. With the support of her subordinate, she manages castle operations and preservation of the site, and is also responsible for developing, devising and implementing strategy.
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The Technical Commission is made up of five members and is presided over by a representative from the Buildings Department for the Canton of Vaud. The Commission is tasked with preserving the castle. The castle director and the architect appointed by the Board attend Commission meetings.