Built in 1049 on a rocky spur between Morges and Yverdon-les-Bains, La Sarraz Castle dominates the Vaudois countryside. Now a museum, it includes a collection of valuable objects acquired over the centuries by the generations of La Sarraz barons.

From its construction until it was turned into a museum, La Sarraz Castle has always belonged to the barons of La Sarraz, unlike the majority of castles that pass from hand to hand. The fact that it still looks like a family home, decorated with furniture and works of art acquired over centuries, makes it a fascinating place to visit.

The interior expresses the ambiance and taste of generations of a patrician family. Precious furniture, silverware and rare china testify to a sophisticated dining style. These historic rooms can be rented for receptions, celebrations, balls and weddings.In 1982, equestrian enthusiasts opened the Musée du Cheval in this historic setting. The collection includes Napoleon 1st’s saddles, the Grimsel mail coach and sculptures of horses, along with a presentation of the work of the farrier or veterinarian.

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Founded: 1049
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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龍宇森 (2 years ago)
Amazing castle with a romantic garden. Someone was organising wedding there when we visited. A great starting point for hiking passing through the lovely town La Sarraz all the way to Tine de Conflens. Standing on the terrace of the garden, one can see the railway coming out from a tunnel with cultivated fields and grass alongside. Did not visit the museum so cannot make a comment. Maybe they should set up a plaque briefly introducing the castle for those visitors who cannot enter and see the museum.
Craig Tallentire (5 years ago)
Pretty little castle
Olivier Nguyen (5 years ago)
Had a wedding there. Breathtaking landscape
Olivier Nguyen (5 years ago)
Had a wedding there. Breathtaking landscape
Yves Delvaulx (5 years ago)
Really nice location. I went here to assist a wedding, and the location was perfect for it. The castle is isolated but really close to the village. We could walk to our hotel. I did not have time to visit the museum though.
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