Chateau de Chillon, Veytaux

#1 of 365 in Things to do in Canton of Vaud
Must see · Castle · Architectural Building
Looking just like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Chateau de Chillon sits on the eastern end of Switzerland's largest lake. Made famous by the poet Lord Byron, who used it as a setting in one of his well-known works, the 13th-century castle ranks among the country's most visited historic monuments. For a sense of the its medieval past, take a guided tour through the courtyards, towers, dungeons, and grand halls, packed with period furniture and artwork. Although many visitors choose to take the bus or even walk here from the nearby town of Monteux, you can also reach the castle by hopping on one of the lake's many guided boat excursions. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Veytaux holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chateau de Chillon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Chateau de Chillon
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Chateau de Chillon

Chateau de Chillon reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
4,020 reviews
  • This castle is the most visited historical monument in Switzerland. There is an entrance fee with reduced rates for over 60’s and children. There are 42 rooms to explore and with Covid, there is a.....  more »
  • I enjoyed the visit to this medieval castle very much. It is very well maintained. We got a map with descriptions from the ticket office and it was very helpful in explaining the different parts.....  more »
  • It looked so much smaller from the outside, but it proved to be quite the workout 😂 Definitely worth o visit. We walked from Montreux to the castle on the beautiful city promenade
  • Epic! Super epic. Worth while, super old, like 1200s or something

Plan your trip to Veytaux

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip