For many years I have heard about The Castle of Chillon on the shores of Lake Geneva but have never visited. For our 23 of 26 canton visit we decided to go to the canton of Vaud and the Castle. It is magnificent and we loved the tour especially taking the Children’s map along.


Did you know that Lord Byron wrote a beautiful poem about the prisoner that stayed there. Here are some of the moving words:

The Chillon Prisoner by Lord Byron:

“… They chain’d us each to a column stone,
And we were three—yet, each alone;
We could not move a single pace,
We could not see each other’s face,
But with that pale and livid light
That made us strangers in our sight:
And thus together—yet apart,
Fetter’d in hand, but join’d in heart, …”