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    Prangins
    Lake Geneva Region (Vaud)
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    Musée national suisse
    Château de Prangins
    Av. Général Guiguer 3
    1197 Prangins
    Phone +41 (0)22 994 88 90
    nationalmuseum.ch

Intro

The Château de Prangins was built in the 18th century by Louis Guiguer, a Swiss banker living in Paris, and has hosted illustrious guests from Voltaire to Joseph Bonaparte.Overlooking Lake Geneva, this beautiful listed building is home to the Swiss National Museum.

A castle museum that captivates with its classic architecture, seemingly endless suites and beautiful French style park.

Permanent exhibitions are of great interest and certainly worth a visit. In particular, the new “Noblesse oblige!” - depicting castle life in the 18th century, historic use of the castle gardens - the largest of their kind in Switzerland - and a wealth of at the information center that’s open year-round.

A romantic park and the largest historic vegetable garden in Switzerland also form a part of the Château de Prangins.

On the estate of Baron Guiguer

The historic educational trail between Prangins Castle and the La Lignière Estate is signposted with distinctive blue and whitestripes and comprises ten stations. It tells the story of the barony up to the present day, the area’s rich cultural heritage and provides some interesting links between today and times past. The trail leads you through the municipalities of Prangins and Gland, thereby following in the footsteps of Baron Louis-François Guiguer (1741–1786). He was out and about in his barony almost every day to keep an eye on his estate and take care of business. He did this in the company of his estate manager, his wife, his friends and sometimes his son. In the 18th century, the barony was one of the most extensive estates in Vaud and encompassed the villages of Prangins, Gland and Vich, among others.
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Seminar Hotel

Are you looking for a special venue for your meeting? Surprise your guests by choosing the historic setting of Château de Prangins! Located 30 minutes from Lausanne and Geneva on the shores of the lake, Château de Prangins is home to the Swiss National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland and boasts a restaurant as well as three meeting rooms. Combine your meeting with a guided tour of the museum or a creative workshop for adults, plus drinks and canapés or a meal at the Café du Château. Then move to one of the three rooms: Salle de la tour, Salle coté Jardin and Salle des belles pierres.

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Season
All year
Time required
2 to 4 hours (half day)
Suitable for children with age
10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Suitable for
Groups, Individual, Couples
Weather
Indoor
Category
Culture, Education

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Language
German, French
Group Size
1 - 25

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Contact

Musée national suisse
Château de Prangins
Av. Général Guiguer 3
1197 Prangins
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)22 994 88 90
info.prangins@museenational.ch
nationalmuseum.ch

Overview

Hint

Overview
Prangins
Lake Geneva Region (Vaud)
Show on map

Contact

Musée national suisse
Château de Prangins
Av. Général Guiguer 3
1197 Prangins
Phone +41 (0)22 994 88 90
nationalmuseum.ch

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