The Château de Prangins was built in the 18th century by Louis Guiguer, a Swiss banker living in Paris, and has hosted illustrious guests from Voltaire to Joseph Bonaparte. This national historical monument, standing on an elevated position above Lake Geneva, is now a historical museum, presenting the history of Switzerland from 1750 to 1920 in around 40 rooms. Displays cover a variety of themes from economy and education to health, tourism and emigration, with exhibits ranging from a Breguet wall clock and a hail cannon to a reproduction 19th-century grocer's shop of colonial goods. The castle is set in a romantic park, and boasts the largest traditional kitchen garden in Switzerland.

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Address:
near Nyon
Prangins
Switzerland
Parking: Tues - Sun 10am to 5pm


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 41 (0)22 994 88 90
Fax: 41 (0)22 994 88 98
Email: info.prangins@slm.admin.ch
Transportation: Train from Geneva or Lausanne to Nyon and take a bus to Prangins
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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