La Tour-de-Peilz Castle

La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Built in the 13th century by Pierre de Savoie, the castle of La Tour-de-Peilz served as a fortress and refuge, as an observation post of traffic along lake Geneva, and as a customs post.

In 1476, during the Burgundy wars, it was heavily damaged. It was nearly three centuries later, that in 1747 the French officer Jean Grésier purchased and transformed the building. It remained private property until 1979, when the city of La Tour-de-Peilz purchased it, after a public vote.

Both towers, the walls, the ramparts and the moat were put under a preservation order as a historical monument in 1973. In 1987 the Swiss Museum of Games was inaugurated on the 1st and 2nd floors. The halls on the ground-floor are put at public disposal for different events.

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

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www.lausanne-tourisme.ch

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Patrick Pedreiro (15 months ago)
Expensive ticket price comparing what we do and watch in the museum. Most of the games aren't playable and few of them we need to pay ( pinball machines , ....)
Daniel Muller (2 years ago)
Not only several games through the ages but also by region. There are also several modern games that can be played.
Oscar Suazo (2 years ago)
We were able to show our children how games have evolved through the centuries, the museum has many exhibits inside this castle and you can find games that you can use or play.
Philipp Baumann (2 years ago)
Great museum with game exhibits across centuries and cultures plus of course you can try a selected number of games yourself. Perfect for a rainy day with the family. Ideally, kids are 10 years or older.
Mathias Chapuis (3 years ago)
Better in groups with kids.
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