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Château de Chillon
Local name: Château de Chillon
Château de Chillon in the Swiss town of Veytaux is a medieval castle towering over the waters of Lake Geneva. He was entered in the register of monuments. The western courtyard and gothic limestone vaults attract attention.
The castle was built in a place valued for centuries for exceptional strategic values. Remains of the first buildings come from the Bronze Age, traces of buildings from the Roman Empire were also found here. Historical sources and archaeological research confirm the existence of 10th-century fortifications, which were rebuilt and improved over the next centuries.
In the 18th century, the castle became the destination of romantic artists - Victor Hugo, Alexander Dumas, Gustav Flaubert and Lord Byron. Many literary works were created about the mysterious building, including poem "Prisoner Chillon" by Lord Byron.