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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 8, Aigle–St-Maurice
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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 7, Vevey–Aigle
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 1, Aigle–Leysin
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 8, Gryon–Aigle
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Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Route 106, Aigle–Bex
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 8, Montbovon–Aigle
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 5, Martigny–Montreux
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Tour du Haut-Lac
Tour du Haut-Lac
Route 120, Le Bouveret–Le Bouveret
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Biking in the surroundings

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Alpes de la Région du Léman Bike
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Aigle
Castle of Aigle

Castle of Aigle

The imposing castle of Aigle rises out of the vineyards in the heart of the Lake Geneva Chablais Region. Built around the end of the 12th century by the Saillon family on behalf of the House of Savoy, the castle protected Aigle, controlled the Rhone valley and the access to Pays-d'Enhaut.
The Bernese occupiers took it over in 1475 and gave it its current form. When the Lake Geneva Region obtained its independence in 1798, the castle was used as a hospital, prison and court. It has been carefully renovated since the Seventies.

On the initiative of Confrèrie du Guillon, Aigle Castle, which housed the Confederates' cellars, became the Museum of Vine, Wine and Labels in 1971. It preserves the winegrowing heritage of the Lake Geneva Region and describes the production of wine in the Lake Geneva Region, in Switzerland and in the neighbouring countries. There is also a collection of wine bottle labels from 52 countries from the beginning of the 19th century to 1960.
The imposing castle of Aigle rises out of the vineyards in the heart of the Lake Geneva Chablais Region. Built around the end of the 12th century by the Saillon family on behalf of the House of Savoy, the castle protected Aigle, controlled the Rhone valley and the access to Pays-d'Enhaut.
The Bernese occupiers took it over in 1475 and gave it its current form. When the Lake Geneva Region obtained its independence in 1798, the castle was used as a hospital, prison and court. It has been carefully renovated since the Seventies.

On the initiative of Confrèrie du Guillon, Aigle Castle, which housed the Confederates' cellars, became the Museum of Vine, Wine and Labels in 1971. It preserves the winegrowing heritage of the Lake Geneva Region and describes the production of wine in the Lake Geneva Region, in Switzerland and in the neighbouring countries. There is also a collection of wine bottle labels from 52 countries from the beginning of the 19th century to 1960.

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Castle of Aigle

Adresse

Château d'Aigle
Case postale 453
1860 Aigle
Tel. +41 (0)24 466 21 30
info@chateauaigle.ch
www.chateauaigle.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 8, Aigle–St-Maurice
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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 7, Vevey–Aigle
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 1, Aigle–Leysin
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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
Stage 8, Gryon–Aigle
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Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Sentier des vignes de Aigle à Bex
Route 106, Aigle–Bex
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Cycling in the surroundings

Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 8, Montbovon–Aigle
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 5, Martigny–Montreux
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Tour du Haut-Lac
Tour du Haut-Lac
Route 120, Le Bouveret–Le Bouveret
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Biking in the surroundings

Alpine Bike
Alpes de la Région du Léman Bike
Bretaye-Ollon Bike