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Opening of the donjon of the Chenaux castle


Chemin du Donjon 1
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

Usually closed to the public, the donjon of the Chenaux castle reveals its secrets for a few months.

In Estavayer-le-Lac, the donjon of the Chenaux castle is exceptionally open to the public. This rare piece, dating from the construction of the first castle started in 1284, is worth a visit. In the past, robbers were imprisoned there. Two wooden prisons are still there, the opportunity to immerse yourself, for a few moments, in the life of a prisoner.

The top floor of the donjon was used to raise pigeons. This function was abandoned with time, but the breathtaking view of the city and Lake Neuchâtel from the dovecote rewards the climb up the stairs.

From 1 May to 31 Oct 2022

Monday09:00 - 19:00

Tuesday09:00 - 19:00

Wednesday09:00 - 19:00

Thursday09:00 - 19:00

Friday09:00 - 19:00

Saturday09:00 - 19:00

Sunday09:00 - 19:00

Price

Adult and child Free

Information

Estavayer-le-Lac/Payerne et Région
Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville 5
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

Price: Free admission
Access to the keep: take the Chemin du Château, cross the drawbridge, the donjon’s door is on your left
Parking: Rue du Château (free 2 hours), Amarante (unlimited, 5 minutes on foot)

The red tower (garden side, not pond side) can also be visited.


Chemin du Donjon 1
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

Opening hours

From 1 May to 31 Oct 2022

Monday09:00 - 19:00

Tuesday09:00 - 19:00

Wednesday09:00 - 19:00

Thursday09:00 - 19:00

Friday09:00 - 19:00

Saturday09:00 - 19:00

Sunday09:00 - 19:00

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