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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Vincent Visser (Vinzwemt) (2 years ago)
Amazing place for your instagram feed but it's not ideal if you want to walk to the centre quickly or do groceries. The sofa bed wasn't comfortable and the shower was really unhandy without a placeholder for the head. But to be honest; who cares when you're staying in a castle with amazing sunset views.
ma ku (2 years ago)
The chateau still belongs to one owner. It is famous for its wine from its own vineyard. This is a very famous wine. Chateau is located at the top of a picturesque hill, surrounded by vineyards. Around is a beautiful park. But the territory of the castle is private and the entrance there is closed. This is not a museum. However, I did not know this and went inside. There I was barked by the owner's dog. A pleasant woman came out to meet me, with apologies I retired. Very embarrassing that I didn't bother to read the signs in French. I hope the owners will forgive the negligent tourist. Literally five hundred meters away there is a large observation deck with a magnificent view of the chateau.
Valter Dionisie (2 years ago)
Welllll now….yes baby ?? it’s a must go must do must have. They have a very nice terrace where you can eat with a great view over the lake. Very nice rooms and very comfortable. The bathrooms are also ideal. The hotel offers free parking. You can walk down to the lake and be there in maximum half an hour.
A A (2 years ago)
Be aware, They offer booking via airBnB and, eventually allocate room for one guest and place the other guest in an old apartment block in Montreux. Very bad management. Pictures from the alternative apartment which is called Central Apartment.
Breno Araujo (2 years ago)
Deceiving, unethical owner. Avoid at all cost! We booked a room through Airbnb and on arrival the room had serious infiltration issues ( as you can see on the photos). The staff convinced us to stay by saying that the day after there would be 9 checkouts and we could check other rooms in the hotel. This was a deceiving trick because the morning after they told us there was no other room available. Even though we can see a more expensive room is available to rent in Airbnb. They chose to kick us out in the middle of the holidays, with last minute notice and without a full refund. Now we not only have to incur financial cost to find another place last minute, plus the stress in the middle of the holidays when everywhere is booed out.
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