Châtelard Castle

Clarens, Switzerland

The first wooden castle on the site of current Châtelard castle was built by the Burgundians around 1000. The current castle was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was looted and partially burned in 1476 during the wars of Burgundy.

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

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Наталья Баулина (2 years ago)
Потрясающий вид. Замок весь пропитан жизнью и бытом того времени. Ощущение, что ты попал во времена Пьера II Савойского. Не хотелось уходить. В замке очень распологающая атмосфера.
Павел Павлов (3 years ago)
Замок Шателард внесен в список объектов всемирного наследия национального значения. Замок Шателанд, который находится в очень живописном месте среди деревьев, был построен XIV веке. Сегодня замок Шателард – это частная собственность. Последние 200 лет замок принадлежит одному из знатных семейств Швейцарии. Хозяева замка разрешают проводить на территории замка свадьбы и прочие мероприятия. Замок Шателард сегодня – это также гостиница, в которой можно остановиться на день или два и почувствовать себя королевской особой. На территории замка Шателард разбит виноградник, а в подвалах замка готовят вино. Посетителям замка разрешается продегустировать вино, а при желании, его можно и купить. Замок Шателард – излюбленное место Элтона Джона.
Marko Aleks (3 years ago)
Amazing Castle in Montreux. You can RBNB !!!!! It's formidable.
Engine Mind (3 years ago)
It's great place to stay
Paramjeet Singh Bhalla (3 years ago)
Brilliant property, 20 minutes walk from the Montreux promenade. Its Grand to say the least. There's no restaurant yet, but they said it's be there in a couple of months. The caretaker was very helpful. Great amenities. Beautiful old fashioned furniture. Also, had a huge kitchen with all modern amenities. Feels a little creepy at night though. Book it. :)
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