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🏰 La Tour-de-Peilz Castle

Address
Rue du Château 11, 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz
Phone 1
Keyword
2017 March, Curiosités
  • Date de Visite
    19.03.2017 && 19.10.2108
  • 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.

Le château depuis le Nord-Est.
Le château de la tour-de-peilz depuis le Nord-Est.

Access

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

Le parking le plus proche du château de la tour-de-peilz

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.

Les douves, anciens fossés remplis d'eau qui entouraient le château de la tour-de-peilz Le corps de logis du château de la Tour-de-peilz percé de fenêtres.

les fondations de l'ancien donjon du château de 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.

La tour du château de la tour-de-peilz dans laquelle on peut monter avec des escaliers métalliques. Un jeu d’échecs grandeur nature appartenant au musée du jeu au pied de la tour. les escaliers métalliques menant au sommet d'une tour du château de la tour-de-peilz

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.
Vue Sud: Vue sur le château de la tour-de-peilz et le Léman.

West view: Vevey and its church.
Vue Ouest depuis la tour du château de la tour-de-peilz: Vue sur Vevey avec son église.

North View: The town of La Tour-de-Peilz.
Vue Nord depuis la tour du château de la tour-de-peilz: Vue sur la Tour-de-Peilz.

East view: The port.
Vue Est depuis la tour du château de la tour-de-peilz: Vue sur le port.

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.
Le corps de logis du château de la tour-de-peilz abritant le musée du jeu.

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”.
L'extérieur du bistrot le "Joker" dans la cour du château de la tour-de-peilz L'intérieur du bistrot le Joker dans le château de la Tour-de-Peilz

Playground

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

Du côté nord du château de la tour-de-peilz, une grande place de jeux ravira les enfants jusqu'à 5 ans environ.


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