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05.29.08

Posted by rws on May 29, 2008

Chateau de Chillon

If you EVER get to Switzerland and are near Geneva, it is worth the drive to Montreux to take a tour of the Castle of Chillon. The place is so very fabulously cool. Try to be the last ones out and it’s even cooler to walk through it while it’s totally quiet.

If you didn’t follow the link above, The Castle dates from the 13th century and is built on a rock about 20 feet from the shoreline of Lake Geneva. So basically, it’s built on a rock island just a wee bit out away from the shoreline. Taking the audioguide tour is worth the 6CHF it costs. No matter what, though, it is just awe inspiring to walk through the place. To see Byron’s name carved into a post in the cellar/dungeon area. To see the different “layers” of the castle as the keep was built up higher and higher over about 150 years. It’s like walking into your history book and discovering the history is actually INTERESTING for a change.

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