The Château de Chillon is a medieval castle on the shores of Lake Geneva. The nearest city is Montreux ( home of the famous jazz festival).
This medieval fortress has over 1,000 years of history and has inspired such artists and writers as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo and Lord Byron.
What's so great about this castle (besides the stunning lake views) is that most of it has been untouched. You also have access to most of the castle rooms, giving you all day to explore.
Some highlights include the dungeon, where Lord Byron was inspired to write the famous poem, "Prisoner of Chillon", the master bedrooms where you can find the real beds the occupants slept in, a room of old weapons used at the time (swords, shields and all), and finally the 360 degree view from the top of the castle.
Switzerland is a small country, so if you find yourself visiting, make and effort to visit this historical castle. You will be glad you did.