Escorted Rail Tours to Chateau de Chillon
One of Europe's best-preserved medieval castles
The Château de Chillon rises dramatically from the waters of
Lake Geneva against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery.
The 13th century Gothic château is built on a rocky island on the
edge of Lake Geneva, connected to the shore by a wooden drawbridge.
It is considered to be one of Europe's best-preserved medieval
The fortified château was where the famous Swiss patriot,
political activist and historian François Bonivard was imprisoned
and held in chains for four years. His incarceration inspired Lord
Byron to compose his famous poem 'The Prisoners of Chillon'. The
Château de Chillon is now uninhabited and is preserved as a museum,
with guided tours available throughout the day.