• Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle

Grandson Castle

Grandson, VD
  • Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle
  • Grandson Castle
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Grandson Castle

Situated on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, the castle of Grandson, with its rich history of over a thousand years, found itself at the heart of the Burgundian wars during the battle of Grandson between Charles the Bold and the Confederates in 1476.

Currently undergoing a complete renovation of its heritage and an ambitious repositioning as a tourist attraction, from 2026 the castle will house a crossbow centre and a new museography that will focus on the history of the monument. The château will remain open to the public for the duration of the project.


opening hours

Opening hours :

1st April to 31st October: Open daily except Tuesday, from 1pm to 6pm.
Tuesday closed

1st November to 31st March: Open daily except Tuesdays, from 1pm to 5pm.
Tuesday closed


Guided Tours 

Adult:                                                                         CHF 10
Children and young people (6 - 18 years):                  CHF 5
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children ab 6 Jahren):           CHF 20
AHV, IV, student, apprentice, military:                      CHF 8

Free of charge:

Accompanying persons (AI) and schools, residents of Grandson, Swiss Museum Passport, 
AMS, ICOM and AACG members, Raiffeisen card.

visitor information

For the duration of the restoration work, between June 2024 and autumn 2025:
The château is only accessible with a guide for safety reasons related to the works.
Every day except Tuesday, guided public tours will be offered at regular times, to find out more about the history of the château and the restoration project. These tours are open to all but only to children aged 6 and over.
Regular workshops and events take you behind the scenes of the vast restoration project and the trades involved.
Picnic areas by the lake. No picnics inside the Château.
Pets are not allowed in the castle.
Due to the work being carried out, the castle is not currently accessible to people with limited mobility.


On site

After exploring the castle, treat yourself to a gourmet experience at café Le Châtelet, with a selection of summer salads served at any time, Chocolat Marta, homemade soups, a choice of pastries or simply enjoy an aperitif on the beautiful panoramic terrace overlooking Lake Neuchâtel.

Opening hours :
Tuesday closed
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9am to 6pm


In the surrounding area

Numerous restaurants in the town of Grandson and on the lakeside


By car:

Grandson is linked to the major routes via the A5 motorway which runs along the northern shoreline of Lake Neuchâtel. Take the exit for Grandson and follow the signs for the castle. The castle car park offers free parking for approximately 35 cars.

By train:

From all train stations in Switzerland to Yverdon-les-Bains. Timetable at www.cff.ch  RER Vaud: two trains per hour to and from Lausanne. 

By boat:

Several boats per day from Neuchâtel, Yverdon-les-Bains or Estavayer-le-Lac to the Grandson landing stage, which is a 10-minute walk from the castle. Timetable at www.navig.ch

Google Maps directions


Visit the Romanesque Church of John the Baptist (12th century) and the “Maison des Terroirs” tourist office, which are both 5 minutes from the castle.

Visit the beautiful little town of Grandson and take a stroll along the lakeshore, which offers scenic walking routes.

Discover the region around Yverdon-les-Bains, located between the Jura region and Lake Geneva. A variety of activities are on offer: culture, sports, eating and drinking, and much more.


Hotels, B&Bs or camping: Grandson and the region around Yverdon-les-Bains offer numerous types of accommodation for all tastes and budgets!

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