Le château de Grandson

Le château de Grandson – Collection of weapons and armour, vintage car museum, parapet walk, torture chamber and dungeons.

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.

Le château de Grandson
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Castle of Chenaux

Castles & palaces – The mighty 14th-century castle bears witness to the long history of this town, whose rulers chose a rose as its emblem.

In the heart of the small medieval town of Estavayer stands the Château de Chenaux, looking out over Lake Neuchâtel and the reed beds of the Grande Cariçaie nature reserve.

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11th-century abbey church

Abbeys & churches – The 11th-century abbey church of Payerne is one of the most important Romanesque churches in Switzerland, with its harmonious spaces, delicate stonework and fine murals.

The 11th-century abbey church of Payerne is one of the most important Romanesque churches in Switzerland, with its harmonious spaces, delicate stonework and fine murals. Together with the chapterhouse, it evokes the former splendour of the Cluniac priory. Close by is the intriguing town museum.

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Church San Güerg

Sights – The choir walls of this church, built in 1480, are covered by a cycle of wall paintings – now fully restored.

The choir walls of this church, built in around 1480, are covered by a cycle of wall paintings – now fully restored.

Church San Güerg
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