I’ve seen a lot of castles on top of hills and mountains while travelling on the train in Switzerland, but this particular castle intrigued me the most because it was located at the edge of a lake. I first noticed it on our way to Vevey at the beginning of the year, and we finally made it there a couple of weekends ago.
For a tiny entrance fee, castle Chillon (château de Chillon) is open to the public to explore at their own pace. S and I aren’t fans of guided tours, so we skipped the history lesson and dove right into exploring this magnificent lakeside castle in Veytaux near Montreux by ourselves.
It took us about three hours to view the entire place, but I’m sure it can be done a lot quicker if need it be. Hardly anything was fenced off or locked, so we really took our time to take in all the beauty of the stone walls before our feet called it quits.
It’s a very well-preserved and maintained castle for people of all ages to enjoy. Children can play dress-up and pretend to be dragons, knights, princes, and princesses, while adults can be all fancy and sip on wine if they so wish.
**Thanks for noticing my blog and for all your comments, Herman. I’m flattered that you nominated my blog twice for the liebster award, but since I won’t be partaking in the tag for personal reasons, (and also because you’re a Merida fan and a castle person) I’m dedicating this post to you.