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Visit Château de Chillon in Montreux

By   November 11, 2019

If you are looking for something fun to do while visiting Montreux Switzerland, then take a tour of the Château de Chillon.  Located on the eastern tip of Lake Geneva just a mile east of Montreux, this castle is rich with history and full of fascinating architecture and details.  The medieval castle has been preserved though the years and it is great condition, which gives visitors a truly authentic look back through history.  The Savoy family, whose seal still adorns the castle’s towers (a thin red cross), expanded the castle in the 13th century to its current size.  The castle served as both a fortress and a residence for the family.  However, in 1536 the Bernese invaded and conquered the castle in two days making it the residence of the new governor. 

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