Chateau de Chillon is a romantic castle in Lake Geneva near Montreux. Chillon Castle is the most-visited historic monument in Switzerland and a great family-friendly destination. It is a fine day-trip excursion from Geneva, Lausanne, and ski resorts in the nearby Alps.
Chateau de Chillon has a beautiful location on a small island in the far western end of Lake Geneva between Montreux and Villeneuve. This romantic castle was long of strategic importance in controlling trade in the Lake Geneva region. The dungeons inspired Lord Byron. Chateau de Chillon is family-friendly destination and kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the dungeons, endless staircases, sentries walk, and donjon.
Transportation to Chateau de Chillon is easy by car, train, bus or boat making the castle a great day-trip destination for travelers in the Lake Geneva region as well as for skiers in the nearby Alpine resorts in both Switzerland and France. Chateau de Chillon is welcoming destination in all weather – even on cold and rainy days the castle is easy to enjoy.