The Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon) is located on the shore of Lake Geneva near Montreux, Switzerland. The castle consists of 25 independent buildings that were gradually connected .
The oldest parts of the castle have not been definitively dated, but the first written record of the castle is in 1005.
Surrounded by the white tops of the mountains and the soft waves of Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle is a real beauty spot. It is built on a rocky island along the antique road to Italy. The castle shows two faces: It is a princely residence to the lakeside but an impregnable fortress to the mountains.
Photographed by Bobesh.