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Le château de Grandson

Le château de GrandsonMagical medieval atmosphere!

This medieval castle (11th to 14th century) occupying a commanding position over Lake Neuchâtel is home to an extraordinary collection of weapons and armour, as well as models of the castle and of the celebrated Battle of Grandson (1476), in which Swiss soldiers defeated the army of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. The castle also houses a car museum, whose highlights include the Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 belonging to the actress Greta Garbo, and Winston Churchill’s Austin Cambridge Saloon.

Above all, don’t miss the 150-metre parapet walk dating from the 15th century; those with steady nerves should also take a look at the dungeons and torture chambers.

The castle’s banqueting halls are available for hire.
There is a medieval fortress dating back to between the 11th and 14th centuries.This medieval fortress has been well-maintained and is in fantastic condition. It houses permanent exhibitions where arms, models of the castle and historical details of the famous battle of Grandson in 1476 are displayed. There is also a popular automobile museum, where Greta Garbo's famous Rolls Royce is displayed amongst other vintage models..

Opening hours:
All year round.

How to get there:
By car: take the N5 until you reach Lausanne, exit at Grandson and drive for 1 km until you reach Corclettes. Alternatively, take the regional road RC 401 to Neuchatel.
By bus: take the bus from Yverdon-les-Bains station (there is a bus for Grandson every 30 minutes).

 


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