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.
Pay parking spaces are available in a lane just before the castle.
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 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.
You benefit from a 360° view on the surroundings from the top of the visitable tower.
Swiss museum of game
The Castle hosts the Swiss museum of game on the first and second floor of the main building.
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.
On the north side of the castle, the children aged until 5 will enjoy a great playground.