For its 7th edition, the Medieval Market at the Château de Chillon will take on a fairy-tale appearance. The fortress will house within its walls a magical universe that will be a dreamscape for children and adults alike!
Experience a return to days of yore, an unforgettable opportunity to go back in time and explore the history, the customs and the daily life of the Middle Ages illustrated by people in period costumes.
Medieval Enchantment at the Château de Chillon will take place weekends 7 - 8 / 14 - 15 / 21 - 22 December from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4 p.m.).
Activities and entertainment
- Animals and exotic creatures (fairies from the Makadam Circus)
- Juggling, light shows and giant soap bubbles
- Fairy Market (costumes, jewellery, sculptures)
- Make-up for children
- Medieval village (crafts, candle workshop and medieval games)
- Fireside stories (3 sessions per day: 1.30 p.m., 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.)
- Saint Bernard dogs (rides with harnessed dogs and petting)
Entrance adults: CHF 15 (as of 16 years of age)
Entrance children: CHF 6 (as of 6 years of age)
Family package (2 adults + children): CHF 35
Price groups: information with firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone in +41 21 966 89 10
Download the program here
Participate in a great medieval banquet
To inaugurate the medieval market, the Association of Friends of the
Château de Chillon invites you to participate in its traditional banquet
on Saturday 7 December. In an exceptional setting, you will discover the
culinary customs of the Middle Ages and the secret recipes of Maître
Chiquart, chef at the court of Savoy. A sumptuous meal in the style of the
lords of Chillon!
Organisation: Les Amis du Château de Chillon (The Friends of Château de Chillon)
Medieval banquet registration
Tel. +41 (0)79 658 22 17
Set within the walls of the famous Château de Chillon, the Medieval Market is located near a VMCV bus stop. We therefore recommend that visitors come by train to the Montreux Railway Station and then take the bus towards Villeneuve to the “Chillon” bus stop.
Take advantage of the SBB offer – a 30% discount on the train trip!
VMCV bus schedules
Click on the link below for the bus schedule from the Montreux Railway Station to the Château de Chillon, i.e. from the “Escaliers de la gare” stop (not in front of the station, but at the bottom of the stairs that go down to the Lake from the station) to the “Chillon” stop.
VMCV bus schedules
During the week, visitors to the Christmas Market can park their vehicles in one of the 4 underground car parks in the town of Montreux. They are located near the Christmas Market and the Market Place.
On weekends, cars are directed to car parks at the edge of town. Shuttle buses ensure visitors’ transportation to the centre of the Christmas Market as of 12 noon. Parking is free.
VMCV shuttle bus hours
Saturdays: 23, 30 November, 7, 14 and 21 December from noon to 11 p.m.
Sundays: 24 November, 1, 8, 15 and 22 December from noon to 9 p.m.
These shuttle buses run between the 2M2C and the car parks at Chailly, La Saussaz and the Clarens train station.
(Departure about each 10 to 15 minutes)
Parking & shuttle bus: Free
The 201 Vevey-Villeneuve bus is a local public bus line.
Bus fare must be paid.