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🏰 La Tour-de-Peilz Castle

Address
Rue du Château 11, 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz
Phone 1
Keyword
2017 March, 2018 Oct
  • Date de Visite
    19.03.2017 && 19.10.2018
  • Création
    12e siècle
  • GPS
    46.45297 6.85458

La Tour-de-Peilz castle


The Tour-de-Peilz Castle is located on the Leman lake shore, close to Vevey. In spite of many modifications over the centuries it keeps a nice structure.

The castle from the northeast.
La Tour-de-Peilz castle from the northeast.

Access


Pay parking spaces are available in a lane just before the castle.

Pay parking spaces are available in a lane just before the tour-de-peilz castle.

History


The Castle was built in the 12th century and sold to the House of Savoie in the 13th century, when it took control of the Pays de Vaud, thanks to purchases and alliances rather than by military means. The current castle shape has changed since its construction when it was surrounded by water. The castle was burnt during the Burgundy Wars, and then was abandoned by the Berneses who had overrun it in 1536 during the conquest of the Pays de Vaud. It was bought in the 18th century by a private owner who renovated it to his taste by the destruction of the donjon and the opening of windows in the main building.

The moats, old water-filled ditches that surrounded the castle. The main building perforated with windows.
The moats, old water-filled ditches that surrounded the tour-de-peilz castle The main building of la tour-de-peilz castle perforated with windows

The foundations of the former keep of the Castle of la Tour-de-Peilz.
The foundations of the former keep of the Castle of la Tour-de-Peilz.

Visit


The accessible part of the castle is only a tower where you can enjoy a view on the lake and the town of La Tour-de-Peilz.

The tower in which you can climb with metal stairs. A large scale chess set belonging to the game museum is at its foot.
The tower in which you can climb with metal stairs t la tour-de-peilz castle metallic stairs at la tour-de-peilz castle

View


You benefit from a 360° view on the surroundings from the top of the visitable tower.

South view: The castle and the Geneva lake.
South view: The tour-de-peilz castle and the Geneva lake.

West view: Vevey and its church.
West view from la tour-de-peilz caslte: Vevey and its church.

North View: The town of La Tour-de-Peilz.
North View: The town of La Tour-de-Peilz from la tour-de-peilz castle

East view: The port.
East view: The port from the tour-de-peilz castle

Swiss museum of game


The Castle hosts the Swiss museum of game on the first and second floor of the main building.

The castle main building hosting the Swiss museum of game.
The tour-de-peilz castle main building hosting the Swiss museum of game.

Courtyard


When the weather is nice you can have a drink on the terrace of the Bistrot « Joker » located in the courtyard of La Tour-de-Peilz Castle, which also hosts a few games of the museum.

Outside and inside bistrot le “Joker”.
Outside bistrot le joker at la tour-de-peilz castle Inside bistrot le joker at la tour-de-peilz castle

Playground


On the north side of the castle, the children aged until 5 will enjoy a great playground.

the playground next to the tour-de-peilz-castle

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