Chenaux castle was built in 1392 by Chevalier Pierre and his brother Guillaume. Humbert, the bastard of Savoie, acquired the fortress in 1432 and completed it by an advanced defense. The castle was set on fire during the wars of Bourgogne. Today the castle of Chenaux is occupied by the prefecture but can be visited.

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Founded: 1392
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Eric Schulze (15 months ago)
Great view of the lake from there. Well preserved castle.
Laura Done (19 months ago)
Diid not go into the castle as it was closed, but walked around the old town. Beautiful!
Sneezy Fey (19 months ago)
Diid not go into the castle as it was closed, but walked around the old town. Beautiful!
Frederique Arnold (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle home to the local prefecture. Visits are free to walk around and access the main tower to the top. Car park nearby and short walk to the collégiale nearby.
Frederique Arnold (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle home to the local prefecture. Visits are free to walk around and access the main tower to the top. Car park nearby and short walk to the collégiale nearby.
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