Phone: +41 22 994 88 90
Fax: +41 22 994 88 98

Chateau De Prangins

Chateau de Prangins: A place that lifts the spirit and the senses.

A chateau straight from a book, romantic parks, an enchanting sit in the middle of Lake Leman: it’s in this charming place where a visitor gets to discover Swiss history from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Permanent Collection

The National Museum presents Swiss life from this time through its cultural, political, economic, and social aspects. The objects, paintings, and photographs make up a multi-faceted image of Switzerland during that era. Split into four overarching themes, the permanent exhibition deals with noble and bourgeois society, rural economy of the Old Regime of which the Chateau was central, the fall of the Old Regime, the modern Federal State, and the transition from an agricultural country to an urbanised and industrial nation. Before this was a country of immigrants, it was a country of emigrants.

The Vegetable Garden has conserved fruits and vegetables from the 18th century. Its restoration evokes images of the time and the pleasures of gardening and horticulture.


Temporary Exhibitions are organised regularly with other institutions. Please see website for details.


Adults: CHF 7.00
Concessions: CHF 5.00
Children under 16: free
Groups of more than 10 people: CHF 5.00 each

Guided visit (arranged beforehand, 25 people maximum) CHF 120.00 for the Museum, CHF 200.00 for the Garden
Free entry: Swiss Museum Passport holders, Raiffeisen card holders, Zurcher Museum pass holders, ICOM card holders, Association of Swiss Museum members, Members of the Friends of Chateau de Prangins, Members of the Landesmuseum and Musikautomaten Seewen associations.

Getting there

Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Open 27 and 28 May 2007 (despite the holidays)


There is a boutique with many gifts and souvenirs. There are many parks and gardens in addition to the Vegetable Garden.
The Café Restaurant of the Chateau “Le Maraicher” is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Telephone 022-361 39 69, fax 022-361 29 63

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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There are numerous activities for both adults and children. Among other workshops, there are guided visits through a selection of the themes of the historical exhibit, through the vegetable garden, and drawing classes for adults. There are many courses for children and birthday parties can also be arranged. With arrangements, the Museum also caters to school and business groups. Please contact the museum for details on all educational endeavours.

Information and Reservations
Please phone the office Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 12:00pm at +41 22 9948896 or email them at
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before visiting.