Top Châteaux (Castles & Fortresses) to Visit on Lake Geneva

La Tour-de-Peilz on Lake Geneva

Chillon, Morges, Nyon, Rolle, La Tour-de-Peilz, and Yvoire are the best fortress-like castles (chateaux) to visit on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in Switzerland and France. Several castles on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and France are open to visitors. The best castles to see are arguably the ones with a medieval history and … Read more

Visit Château d’Aigle Castle & Wine Museum in Switzerland

Autumn colors surrounds the Chateau d'Aigle Castle in Switzerland

The Château d’Aigle with the Vine and Wine Museum is beautifully located surrounded by vineyards in the Rhone Valley just minutes away from Lake Geneva. The Château d’Aigle is a historic castle with medieval origins and strong roots in the local wine industry. Visitors may explore many of the nooks and crannies of the fortress … Read more

Visit Chateau de Chillon Castle near Montreux

Chateau de Chillon Castle near Montreux

Chateau de Chillon is a romantic castle in Lake Geneva near Montreux. Chillon Castle is the most-visited historic monument in Switzerland and a great family-friendly destination. It is a fine day-trip excursion from Geneva, Lausanne, and ski resorts in the nearby Alps. Chateau de Chillon has a beautiful location on a small island in the … Read more

Visit Château de Morges Castle with Four Museums, Switzerland

Medieval Chateau de Morges Castle on Lac Léman

The Château de Morges is a medieval, thirteenth-century fortress and one of the most impressive castles directly on Lake Geneva. The castle houses four surprisingly interesting history museums. The Château de Morges is one of the best examples of a typical Savoyan square castle with round towers in Switzerland. The fortress kept much of it … Read more

Visit the Swiss National Museum in Chateau de Prangins on Lake Geneva near Nyon

The Musée National Suisse in Château de Prangins is the top museum on the history and culture of Romandie (French-speaking Switzerland). It is located on the edge of Lake Geneva near Nyon. The Musée National Suisse in Château de Prangins is the Western Switzerland branch of the Swiss National Museum. The museum is located in … Read more