Montreux Journals


An August 2003 trip to Montreux by StaneStane

Quote: Elegant and glamurous gem of lake Geneva. Not many places on earth offer such wonderfull landscapes. Squeezed between two ranges of Alps on the banks of beautifull Geneva lake, Montreux is true post card destination.

Chillon Castle/Château de Chillon

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Attraction | "Chateau de Chillon"

Most castles started off as fortresses, and Chateau de Chillon started off as a tourist attraction. Originaly built in the 12th century as place where Dukes of Savoy could spend their summers. This castel was immortalized by Lord Byron prehaps his most famous visitor, who wrote a poem about Francois Bonivard one time prisoner of the castel. Who ever started the catel picked just the perfect spot on the rocky islet just a few meters off the shore of the lake, allowing the elegant lines of Chateau to reflect in to its calm waters with imposing mountain range as a backdrop. Chateau de Chillon was in 19th centurie converted in to a museum offering a splendid tour to all visitors. Addmitio...Read More

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Chillon Castle/Château de Chillon
Avenue De Chillon 21
Montreux, Switzerland
+41 (21) 966 8910