A magnificent medieval building, the Château de Venthône refers to the story of the 13th-century knight Pierre de Venthône.

Through marriages and episcopal favour, various leading families of the Valais took their turn in occupying Venthône. Towards 1600, the Contrée de Sierre, and then the Bourgeoisie de Venthône took over the château and made some major changes.

The château is now used for exhibitions and can also be hired for weddings and other occasions.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Hubert Smulders (2 years ago)
The most beautiful castle in the world
carlos fonseca (2 years ago)
Very nice place to visit
Laetitia Bender (2 years ago)
Very nice place but not appreciated the exhibition
Jérôme Treboux (2 years ago)
Amazing view over the valley!
Flore-Anne Perruchoud (3 years ago)
Very beautiful exhibitions, too bad the opening days a little that can go, not too much atmosphere ... But beautiful place, splendid view
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