Castle of Chillon
Lake steamers of the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman 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 schedules with the CGN's online journey planner or click the Union Jack icon to download English-language timetables.
A less scenic but quicker option is the No. 1 public bus from Montreux. Take the bus toward Villeneuve and get off at the castle.
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.
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. It's one of some 2,900 poems available from the University of Toronto's Representative Poetry Online.
Mark Twain takes a contrarian view of François de Bonivard's imprisonment with his description of "a nice, roomy dungeon" in Chapter XLII. (You'll need to sit through a long download of a massive text file, then scroll manually to find the excerpt.) From Project Gutenberg.
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