Chillon Chateau

Castle Chillon

Château de Chillon is an island castle on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), south of Veytaux in the canton of Vaud. The Chillon Castle is situated on a rock on the shores of Lake Geneva. The fortified Chillon Castle is the most visited historical monument in Switzerland. The fortified Chillon Castle is the most visited historical monument in Switzerland.

Castle Chillon - The mediaeval castle on the shore of Lake Geneva near Montreux is the most popular memorial in Switzerland.

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Most of the oldest parts of the chateau are not finally dating, but the first mention of the chateau dates from 1005[4] It was constructed to check the Burgundy Strait to the Great Saint Bernard Pass[5].

In 1248 [6] the fortress was strongly extended by Peter II. The Chillon is the scene of Lord Byron's 1816 poetry The Prisoner Of Chillon about François de Bonivard. It is also one of the scenes in Henry James' novel Daisy Miller (1878). Leap up ^ Mc Currach, Ian (April 27, 2003).

High heels ^ de Fabianis, p. 176. Jumping up ^ "Château de Chillon - A brief history". Chillon.ch. According to the Chillon book by Auguste Guignard (former clerk of the Association for the Restoration of Chillon Castle), edited by Ruckstuhl SA (Renens, Switzerland) in 1996: "The oldest historic record of Chillon dates back to 1005, which shows that the chateau was owned by the bishop of Sion, who entrusted its maintenance to the d'A family".

High heels ^ de Fabianis, p. 175. High heels ^ de Fabianis, p. 175. High heels ^ de Fabianis, p. 175. High heels ^ de Fabianis, p. 175. High heels ^ de Fabianis, p. 175. Jumping up ^ "Chillon Website - Main Page". Chillon.ch. Jumping up ^ "Chillon Website - Rooms".

Chillon.ch. Leap up ^ Morton, Caitlin (June 14, 2017).

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