Château d'Aigle

Top choice in Lake Geneva & Vaud

Aigle's beautiful little castle set against the backdrop of the Vaud Alps was built in the 12th century and looks like a mini-version of the Disneyland castle – straight out of a fairy-tale. Admission includes entry into Maison de la Dîme and Musée de la Vigne et du Vin.

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1. Musée de la Vigne et du Vin

Two thousand years of wine making are evoked in the compelling Musée de la Vigne et du Vin, a thoroughly modern and interactive wine museum inside Aigle’s…

2. Maison de la Dîme

0.03 MILES

Within the grounds of Château d'Aigle, across the street from the castle gate, you'll find the 13th-century Maison de la Dîme: take peek at whatever…

3. Château de Chillon

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If ever a castle could fit the fairy-tale bill, the dashingly handsome Château de Chillon would be it, with its moat, double ramparts and riot of turrets…

4. La Rambertia

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This lovely Alpine garden with around 1000 plants is located about 400m from the Rochers de Naye cogwheel-train station.

5. Rochers de Naye

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A fabulous cogwheel-train ride (return adult/child Sfr70/35, 55 minutes, hourly) from Montreux station is half the reason to ascend the mountain to…

6. Queen: The Studio Experience

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British rock band Queen recorded seven albums in this lovingly preserved studio (they also owned the joint from 1979 to 1993), and a visit here will give…

7. Musée de Montreux

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Displays range from Roman finds and period furniture to thimbles and street signs at Montreux’s local history museum, situated inside an old winegrower’s…

8. Freddie Mercury Statue

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Year round, fresh flowers adorn the feet of this 3m-tall statue of Freddie Mercury in front of Montreux’s old covered market on the waterfront. Created by…