La Sarraz Castle reopens its doors to visitors

Aug 11, 2021

The castle presents its brand new historical tour after two and a half years of work

The permanent exhibition entitled "The keys to the castle are yours, 900 years of dynasties" invites visitors to (re)discover the history of this building. Built in 1049 by the House of Grandson on a rocky spur between Morges and Yverdon-les-Bains, the castle almost always served as a residence for the barons until the death of the last chatelaine in 1948. What makes the building so fascinating is the fact that the estate was handed down from one noble Vaud family to another, ensuring that it retained the character of an inhabited residence. The new tour is both immersive and interactive and portrays the evolution of life in the castle, showing how it was anchored in its time. The key objects in the collections are displayed in an appealing way, and the visit alternates between the historical rooms, presented as if still inhabited, and museum rooms showcasing objects under glass and with projections and interactive installations. The tour can be taken in English, French or German

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