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Address: Guiguer, avenue General 3 | Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Prangins, Nyon District 1197, Switzerland
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+41 58 469 38 90
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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National Swiss History Museum

A great place to visit, lots to learn and a great garden. Children and teenage will learn about Swiss and European history. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raphael S
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit, lots to learn and a great garden. Children and teenage will learn about Swiss and European history. Highly recommend.

Thank Raphael S
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful museum and offers a real snap-shot into local 18th century aristocratic life. There's a wonderful audio tour which can be adapted both by language and adult and child version. We were fascinated by this as a family and in each room you can also choose to listen to extra information about other objects that might interest... More 

Thank LissyBtravels
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The domestic displays in the sumptuous ground floor rooms of this château illustrate life there in the mid 18th century. The English audio guide for this part is excellent, and from time to time an actress playing the part of Baroness Mathilda Guiguer makes a short but captivating theatrical presentation in French, during which she addresses visitors as her staying... More 

1 Thank 2plus2gva
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to spend an afternoon - the garden is a real highlight as are some of the well curated rooms in the chateau. Interesting also are the interpretive signs in the shape of costumed inhabitants of the period. So I would suggest a walk around and a visit.

Thank Matthew R
Roanoke, Virginia
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Loved the chateau, at one time owned by Napoleon's brother Joseph, and the museum (part of the Swiss National Museum) was very interesting and well-done. Will certainly visit again. It also has a small gift shop.

Thank kikis
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I stayed in Nyon and decided to walk to Prangins to see if I could find its chateau. The walk was easy. About 30 mins along the main road in the direction of Lausanne, closest road to the lake, until you see the sign for Prangins to the left. It really felt more like an outer suburb of Nyon. Follow... More 

Thank M3767RYannie
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Loved this museum! The Chateau is in a beautiful location, overlooking Lake Geneva with a view of the Alps, with beautiful grounds around it. Excellent and engaging audio guide included, with several languages. Film (in several languages through audio guide at beginning set the fun and educational tone as personal storytelling of life in the chateau, by the Baron. The... More 

Thank KHDallas
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I would not call that a brunch. It's some cold cuts and salad for entree, then a spicy chicken dish for the main course. It is a shame because the chateau is such a nice place. It deserves to have a more culinary experienced staff. There are too many young children, thus making the ambience not adequate for more adult... More 

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Chateau_de_Prangins, Public Relations Manager at Chateau de Prangins, responded to this review

Dear Victoire Wang, Thank you for your message. We are really sorry that you had this bad experience at the Café du Château de Prangins and hope you will accept our apologies. The chef of the café just changed in order to meet the high quality standards one can expect from a prestigious place like the Château de Prangins. Best... More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We live close to the Chateau de Prangins which houses part of the Muséé National Suisse. It 's definitely worth discovering. Apart from the permanent collection and exhibits, there are frequent temporary exhibits, such as a current exhibit on Swiss Press Photo Awards. The ground floor features an interesting exhibit (quite interactive) on the life in the chateau some 200... More 

2 Thank schmidtmg
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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Set on the ground floor of the chateau this is an interesting new exhibit which explains how a noble family lived 200 years ago. An interesting insight. The kitchen garden has a most interesting display and gives a clue as to how the aristocracy fed. Upstairs are several separate exhibits - one reveals how and why Switzerland became a federal... More 

2 Thank Chris F

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