You can start the virtual stroll at the place of your choice by selecting a key location from the list below.
Beach of Chillon
The small beach of Chillon is just below the quai. It's a very romantic place, unattended, where you swim at your own risk. An ideal place to party, its access is prohibited from 9:30 p.m. to avoid abuse. From 9:30 p.m. to midnight, the beach can be privatized to organize an event (contact the castle for more details).
Castle of Chillon (1)
On the right, you see the beginning of the path which goes towards Chillon Beach, Veytaux Railway Station, Territet and Montreux.
Castle of Chillon (2)
The Castle of Chillon, most visited monument of Switzerland, dates back to the 10th century, probably built on the ruins of Roman fortifications. Expanded over the centuries, it served as a prison, inspiring Lord Byron in 1816 for his famous poem "The Prisoner of Chillon".
Castle of Chillon (3)
The Castle of Chillon, most visited monument of Switzerland, dates back to the 10th century, probably built on the ruins of Roman fortifications. Expanded over the centuries, it served as a prison, inspiring Lord Byron in 1816 for his famous poem "The Prisoner of Chillon".
Castle of Chillon (4)
The Castle of Chillon, most visited monument of Switzerland, dates back to the 10th century, probably built on the ruins of Roman fortifications. Expanded over the centuries, it served as a prison, inspiring Lord Byron in 1816 for his famous poem "The Prisoner of Chillon".
Castle of Chillon (5)
The Castle of Chillon, most visited monument of Switzerland, dates back to the 10th century, probably built on the ruins of Roman fortifications. Expanded over the centuries, it served as a prison, inspiring Lord Byron in 1816 for his famous poem "The Prisoner of Chillon".
Chillon Boat Dock
Located 160 m south-east of the Castle of Chillon. CGN boats (Lake Geneva General Navigation Company). Next boat docks: to the west in Territet, to the east in Villeneuve.
Chillon Wooden Bridge
When you arrive by car or bus, you pass an old wooden bridge over the railway track. Parking and bus stop are a stone's throw away, direction Villeneuve.
Hongrin Drain
This is not a mole. It's the drain of the lake of Hongrin, located at 4,177 ft altitude between Rochers-de-Naye and Col des Mosses (Mosses Pass). This valve can empty the lake in a short time, causing a horizontal water-jet 1,148 ft long at 224 mph (Geneva Jet d'Eau: 459 ft high).
Passage to lakeshore
At the end of the parking lot, a path descends to the lakeshore, passing under the railway tracks. You can thus go to the castle without following the main road up to the old wooden bridge.
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (10)
A small passage through the hedge serves as a shortcut to go to the old wooden bridge. Continue straight and you will arrive on the castle esplanade.
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (11)
A few benches invite you to relax while observing on the left the pier where the CGN boats dock and on the right the castle which is reflected in the lake.
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (12)
Here we are right next to the boat dock where we will enjoy the view before continuing the stroll towards Villeneuve, at the end of the lake.
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (13)
After the boat dock of Chillon, Quai Alfred-Chatelanat gets narrow and the stroll continues up to Villeneuve following, quite cramped, the railway track and the lakeshore.
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (14)
Here, a small passage under the railway track and a path allow to go up to the main road, at the end of the parking lot.
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (15)
With the railway track mountain side, the whole show is oriented towards the lake, between Chillon and Villeneuve. It is worth the stroll even when the sky is overcast and the storm threatens!
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (16)
Avec la voie de chemin de fer côté montagne, tout le spectacle est orienté vers le lac, entre Chillon et Villeneuve. C'est une balade à faire même lorsque le ciel est couvert et que l'orage menace!
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (17)
We pass here in front of a very special pier... do not miss to go and enjoy the view to find out what it is!
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (18)
Avec la voie de chemin de fer côté montagne, tout le spectacle est orienté vers le lac, entre Chillon et Villeneuve. C'est une balade à faire même lorsque le ciel est couvert et que l'orage menace!
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (19)
Avec la voie de chemin de fer côté montagne, tout le spectacle est orienté vers le lac, entre Chillon et Villeneuve. C'est une balade à faire même lorsque le ciel est couvert et que l'orage menace!
Quai Alfred-Chatelanat (9)
On the left, you can see the old wooden bridge which spans the railway track and gives access to the castle from the main road. On the right, a shaded path descends to Chillon Beach.
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