Friday, July 3, 2009
Chateau de Chillon
We spent Wednesday on a field trip to see the Chillon Castle, also known as Chateau de Chillon! There is a network of ships on Lake Geneva that stop at many different cities and towns. We took a steamship named "La Suisse"!, over to Chillon. The ride took about 1 1/2 hours and we got there at 2:00. The chateau has an extensive history...one of its most important eras dating back to the Savoy era (12th century-1536). Most of the chateau is open to the public so there is a lot to view, from the towers, to the kitchen and bedroom areas, all the way down to the prison chambers in the dungeon below. For any of you visiting this region of Switzerland, I recommend this spot! It has a lot of history and provides some extraordinary views!