Monday, March 7, 2011

CASTLE OF CHILLON

The spectacular Castle of Chillon at Lake Leman

Commonly known as Chateau de Chillon in French, Castle of Chillon is located on the shore of Lake Leman  near Montreax, Switzerland. The castle was immortalized by English poet, Lord Byron in his work "The Prisoner of Chillon". Its location offers a breathtaking site of the lake at sunset where poets carved their artistic imagination on the romantic environment of Chillon.

The castle consists of 100 independent buildings which takes its form up to the present times. It is the former home of the Counts of Savoy in the 12th century, it was then extensively renovated during the reign of Pietro III. Chillon is open to the public where millions of tourists visiting the site are recorded annually, deeply engrossed with its beautiful scenery and history, people flocked to the Lake to view the relaxing environment surrounding Chillon.

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