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an impressive building, dominating above the medieval city, but there is little to see inside, as... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
r0landbrunner
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Zurich, Switzerland
Lovely castle, in excellent condition

The castle was built from 1392 by the knight Pierre and his brother Guillaume d'Estavayer. In 1432... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
475vladimirm
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

an impressive building, dominating above the medieval city, but there is little to see inside, as you can only climb the tower, while the other buildings are still in use for the police and public offices. however, it is nice to stroll around through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Nice graphic castle at Estavayer. If you're in town then definitely give it a quick tour. Doesn't take more than 20'. Wish it was bigger and you could go inside (like Chateau du Chillon in Lausanne).

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PaniosBanios
Reviewed 28 January 2018

One of the many things I love about Europe is it's history, it's hard to go very far without seeing a castle, church or spectacular ruin. The Chateau de Chenaux in Estavayer-le-Lac Switzerland is a lovely well maintained Swiss Castle. Beautiful turrets. We travelled all...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

The castle was built from 1392 by the knight Pierre and his brother Guillaume d'Estavayer. In 1432, the castle was acquired by Humbert, the illegitimate son of Savoy, who completed the defensive structure. During the Burgundy War, the castle was set on fire. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 475vladimirm
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We saw a brochure about this town on our way from Zurich to Geneva. Despite our lack of French or German, we decided to track down this pretty castle. We were delighted to find it. We explored the old medieval town which has wonderful shops...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

It was very romantique to be married in the room inside the castle. We had a nice view over the lac of Neufchatel. Already the entrance makes you feel in medieval times. We found it funny to see that the office to the police is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jac-hoby
Reviewed 11 January 2016

This is a must if you visit Estavayer-le-lac. It's been beautifully maintained. Unfortunately most of it houses local administration offices and is not suitable for public viewing. The offices have not been restored in an original manner and are rather boring. However, if you are...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank yvonne273
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit this town during the Red Bull Velodux cycle race around and through the castle. Great event, highly recommend. Amazing location and very nice people throughout the town with some very nice cafes and restaurants spread throughout.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank OzCM
Reviewed 19 January 2015

If you've already seen a bazillion castles and only want to see the biggest and "best", Château de Chenaux might not be for you. If you like sites that are off the beaten track (ie, fewer tourists), that have their own charm, and that happen...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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