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Chillon Castle
Written by Rahul on May 14, 2020 Share on

Chillon Castle, The Swiss property of national significance.

On my personal checklist of places to visit, Switzerland holds a sweet spot number one because of its breathtaking visuals and the picturesque locations. One will always want to visit Swiss at least once in their life. This is because of its locations and the world-famous production of chocolates. But what many do not know is that it also has its eyes on the famous arts and is also unique in presenting them. One of such places to feast your eyes on is the Chillon Castle in Swiss. Chillon Castle is an Island Castle which is situated in the eastern end of the lake on the shore between Villeneuve and Montreux. People should keep Chillon Castle on their checklist while visiting the great land of Swiss.

The Castle Of Chillon
The Castle Of Chillon | P.C – Pixabay

The 5 Fact Section of Chillon Castle:

1. With an Average Footfall of  330,000 tourists annually, The Chillon Castle is the most visited castle in Swiss. Out of this number, 70% of them are not from Swiss.
2. This Chillon Castle is the only medieval castle to not be captured in a seize. It is located in a strategic location between the lake and the commercial road to Italy.
3. This prison of this castle has its own Dark past. Many prisoners who were held for various political and religious reasons, were tortured and burnt to death.
4. The Chillon castle was inspired by several romantic intellectuals like the Prisoner of Chillon.
5. The chilling Castle had inspired for the design of the castle of The Little Mermaid of Walt Disney.

Château de Chillon
Château de Chillon | P.C – Google Images

The Direction Guide to Chillon Castle

One of the most visited castles of the Swiss giving you the required knowledge about the art and architecture of Swiss the situated in Geneva. The Chillon Castle has had more than 330,000 footfalls average in a year.

Avenue de Chillon 21, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland

By Train:
The closest name to the Chillon Castle is the Veytaux-Chillon. The train services that reach the station are RE, S, S2, S3

By Bus:
The Closest stop(s) available to the Chillon Castle is the Veytaux, Château de Chillon. The Bus service(s) that reach the stops are 201, 290.

By Boat:
During the high season, there are regular trips from Lausanne, Montreux, and Vevey.
Exit “Chillon” port, landing stage 100m from the castle.

Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info:

The Chillon Castle will be open all around the year.

April to September
from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last entry at 6:00 p.m.)

October to March
from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:00 p.m.)

The Chillon Castle will be closing 1 hour after the closure of the ticket offices for even the last visitors to enjoy the pleasant views of the castle and from the castle.

Recommended times of visit:

  • In the morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Midday from 11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • In the afternoon from 3.45 p.m.


The ticket rates are as follows:

  • Adults: CHF 13.50
  • Children (6 to 15 years): CHF 7.00
  • Families (2 adults and up to 5 children): CHF 35.00
  • Swiss Travel Pass: Free

The best time to visit the Vatican is between April and October. This is the time where the Swizz will be at the peak of its weather and the best time for Sightseeing.

There are no restrictions on the dress codes to wear to the museum. Wear your comfortable casual clothing to this absolutely delightful experience.

Geneva in Swiss is one of the most sought after destination as it is the second-most populous city in Swiss. It also is the worldwide centre for diplomacy as it has numerous International organizations. It is also the proud home of the name “The Peace Capital”. Anyone who wants to travel around the world will have their eyes on travelling to Geneva. This can be possible with Pickyourtrail’s customizable itineraries to Swiss. Visit our website to customise your own itineraries and if you need any help. Our Pickyourtrail personnel will help you out with the perfect itinerary for you. Stay tuned with our live blogs on our site to know more about where you want to travel with Pickyourtrail.

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