The Chillon Castle, called the Chateau de Chillon, an island castle situated on the eastern edge of Lake Geneva is at a distance of 3km from Montreux, Switzerland. It comprises of 100 distinct buildings which were combined deliberately with time to turn into a single structure as it is today. This place has witnessed 3 major important periods of history which are the Savoy Period, the Bernese Period and the Vaudois Period. It was a home to the Counts of Savoy from the mid of the 12th century and was followed by Pietro II in the 13th century. The castle is full of rooms inclusive of four giant halls, three courtyards, and a huge range of bedrooms accessible to the public. The castle became more famous in 1816 after the poem of Lord Byron called “The Prisoner of Chillon” written on it about Francois de Bonivard who was confined there for 6 years from 1530 to 1536. Lord Byron also engraved his name on a pillar of the prison. The castle has also been shot in Henry James’s fiction- “Daisy Miller”. It is presently a tourist site open to be visited by the public. But it requires an entrance fees and it has its own parking lot. It is close to a bus stop to make the travelling easy for the visitors. Several interiors of the important rooms that is the great bedroom, hall and cave stores are recreated. Camera domini is one of the ancient room of the castle decorated with antiquated murals of the 14th century.
Photos Of The Chillon Castle