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Fortress
Location type: Fortress
Location address: Suisse, Vaud, 1820, Veytaux, Avenue de Chillon, 21
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The castle of Chillon was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536; Byron also carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon. The castle is one of the settings in Henry James’s novella Daisy Miller (1878).

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The Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) is an island castle located on the shore of Lake Geneva in the commune of Veytaux, at the eastern end of the lake, 3 km from Montreux, Switzerland. The castle consists of 100 independent buildings that were gradually connected to become the building as it stands now.

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Chillon is listed as “Switzerland’s most visited historic monument”.

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Famous visitors to the Castle of Chillon are Lord Byron and Mary Shelley(1816). The first wrote a long poem about Bonivard, “Prisoner of Chillon”.

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Chillon Castle in Switzerland

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