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Architecture

The face of Aigle Castle has witnessed several makeovers down the centuries. Partially destroyed and rebuilt more than once, it is renovated in the 1970s to house the Vine and Wine Museum as well as four reception halls for banquets and seminars.

Château d'Aigle © J. Crespo
Château d'Aigle © J. Crespo
Château d'Aigle © J. Crespo

The history of Aigle Castle is still patchy in parts. We do know however that it has its origins in a fortified tower and was built at the end of the 12th Century by the Knights of Aigle. From the 13th century, and into the 14th century, it comprises various buildings and a wall encloses the ancient version of Aigle Castle.

It would be the Bernese, whose coats of arms still adorn the entrance way, that would give Castle Aigle its defining character. They enlarged the surrounding walls, constructed new integral parts of the building, created apartments and administration offices. It thus became not only a fortress but a prestigious residence of the local rulers, the Governors of Aigle. A great number of original decors painted in the 16th and 17th centuries can still be admired today by visitors to the Castle.

Owned by the district of Aigle since 1804, Aigle Castle was restored with the help of the county of Vaud, the Swiss Confederation and numerous private benefactors in the years 1970-1980 and then again between 2001-2009.

From 1975 onwards it has become a cultural site which houses reception halls for banquets, weddings, seminars as well as the Vine and Wine Museum.

Geographic situation

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Address

Château d'Aigle
1860 Aigle
Phone +41 (0)24 466 21 30
Fax +41 (0)24 466 21 31

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Documentation

Aigle Castle

Discover the flyer of Aigle Castle

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Information

Aigle Castle

Schedules & openings

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Vine and Wine Museum

Aigle Château houses the Vine and Wine Museum. Don’t wait ; discover it now !

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Highlights

Art & Création

Les 29 et 30 avril 2017, le Château d’Aigle devient la vitrine de la création régionale et reconduit

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Tour de Romandie

La ville d'Aigle se prépare à accueillir le prologue du Tour de Romandie le 25 avril, puis le départ

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Events

Apr
25

Aigle

Prologue Tour de Romandie

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Apr
26

Aigle

Départ 1ère étape Tour de Romandie

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Apr
28

Aigle

Trois hommes dans un bateau (sans oublier le chien)

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The Tourist Office is open during the following times (April to October) :
Mo-Fr : 8h30-12h and 13h30-18h / Sa : 8h30-12h / Su and public holidays : closed

 
Office du Tourisme Aigle, Rue Colomb 5, 1860 Aigle, Suisse - Tél +41 (0)24 466 30 00 - Fax +41 (0)24 466 30 03 - info@aigle-tourisme.ch
Association Touristique Aigle-Leysin-Col des Mosses, Réalisation MySwitzerland & DidWeDo*