The majestic castle of Prangins near Nyon is the only sub-branch of the National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland. Prangins is a not-to-be missed cultural site in the region thanks to its 18th century castle, the largest that can be visited in Switzerland, and its historic vegetable garden, also the country’s largest of its kind.
Built around 1730 in a magnificent park above Lake Geneva, the castle of Prangins houses the Swiss National Museum, which is dedicated to modern, democratic and industrial Switzerland between 1730 and 1920.
The permanent exhibitions take you to the century of Enlightenment, in particular “Noblesse oblige! Life at the château”, which shows the daily life of a noble family of the county of Vaud. The temporary collections focus on topics related to Swiss culture or current topics. Countless activities intended for groups and families bring these collections alive.
The Swiss National Museum continues outdoors, featuring a cultural path “The Walk of Enlightenment” as well as a huge historical vegetable garden. The produce of the ancient varieties grown here can be tasted at the Café du Château.
For private or professional events alike, the castle of Prangins offers three character rooms as well as a café and its magnificent terrace.