Chillon Castle

© Maude Rion

Visiting the Castle of Chillon is like going back in time! Each hall or room unveils a part of the castle’s history.

Modern means enable us to better understand the daily life of the Court of Savoy and also of the Bernese bailiffs.
The rocky island on which the castle sits constituted both a form of natural protection and a strategic positioning to control passage from the north to the south of Europe. The castle took on the oval shape of the genuine island upon which it was built. It is approximately 100m long and 50m wide. It also took its name from the rock; the word ‘Chillon’ meant ‘rocky platform’ in an ancient language.

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