Suddenly it appears before you during a stroll, a train ride or a CGN cruise, whose ships land nearby. The Castle of Chillon, a medieval gem in Veytaux near Montreux, seems to float on the waters of Lake Geneva. In summer, the palm trees and flowers along the lakeside promenades from Clarens to Chillon heighten the impression of being in an exotic location. The rocky islet on which the Castle was built used to be a natural protection and a strategic place to control the passage between northern and southern Europe. This exceptional geographical location between the lake and the mountains surrounds the castle with a mystical and enchanting air. A true invitation to immerse yourself in its history! Looking at the fortress and the idyllic scenery, you may start to imagine what life was like in the 12th century when the castle was built.