Castle of Chillon
Lake steamers of the
Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman
(CGN) offer year-round service to
the Château de Chillon from
between Montreux, Vevey, and other locations in the
vicinity. During spring, summer, or fall, boats connect the castle to Lausanne,
Geneva, and other cities. Check departure times with the CGN's journey
A less scenic but quicker option is the No. 1
public bus from Montreux. Take the bus toward Villeneuve and get off at the
To reach the Château de Chillon by car,
motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot from Montreux, head
toward Villeneuve on the lakeside road or the marked path. The castle is 3 km (2 miles) from Montreux.
Related articles and links
Our illustrated article has practical advice and links. Also see our other
articles on Canton Vaud.
Castle of Chillon
Click the "English" link, then check the château's
official site for admission hours, prices, and other information.
The Prisoner of Chillon
The castle-inspired poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron, was written in 1816.
Tramp Abroad: Chapter XLII
Mark Twain takes a contrarian view of François de Bonivard's imprisonment with his
description of "a nice, roomy dungeon.")
From Project Gutenberg.
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