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Chillon

 

a castle in Switzerland, on the shore of Lake Geneva. The earliest known reference to Chillón dates from 1150. The castle was rebuilt several times between the 13th and 14th centuries. The present chapel was built in the 13th century, and the interior ornamentation dates from the 15th and 16th centuries.

During the Middle Ages, the castle was the residence of the counts and, later, the dukes of Savoy. The Swiss political figure F. Bonivard was imprisoned in the dungeon of Chillón from 1530 until 1536.

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Further down the promenade at Chateau de Chillon, the scene is equally busy.
POET'S CORNER: The Chateau de Chillon, middle distance, on Lake Geneva, Switzerland ( tmcHUD120710chat)
Followers of the Grand Tour used to stop off here to admire the view and visit the medieval Chateau de Chillon, barely a couple of miles away.
The Chateau de Chillon is one of the most visited attractions in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, the shores of Lac Leman - that's Lake Geneva to you and me - is home to the awesome 13th-Century Chateau de Chillon.
SWISS BLISS: Chateau de Chillon on the shores of Lake Geneva
The exhibition devoted to Gustave Courbet that opened in New York last month after its showing at the Grand Palais in Paris takes place 130 years after the artist's death in his Swiss exile at La Tour-de-Peilz, close to the medieval Chateau de Chillon, a place that artists and poets, including Turner and Byron, had visited and immortalised in their work.
A secondary market will be held in the Chateau de Chillon recreating a 15th-century medieval a [fair with troubadours, craftspeople, jugglers, fire-eaters, artillery and archery displays as well re-enactments from the daily life of that period - entrance for the re-enactments on December 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16 is SFr 15 for adults and SFr 6 for children.
For a walk as ambitious as it is spectacular, try La Grande Traversee--or 'Great Crossing'--that takes pedestrians from the Olympic Museum in Ouchy (Lausanne) to the Chateau de Chillon near Montreux (32 km, or 8.