Culture et Patrimoine

Castle of Yverdon-les-Bains

Visites guidée à Yverdon-les-Bains
Visites guidée à Yverdon-les-Bains. © Jean-Pierre Bösiger
  • Place

    • Yverdon-les-Bains
    Ort
  • Recommended Duration

    • 45 Minutes
    Dauer

Situated in the centre of the town, the castle at Yverdon-les-Bains was built by Peter, Count of Savoy in the 13th century as a defensive construction and a stately residence. It now houses the Yverdon and region museum, the Swiss Fashion Museum and the Centre Pestalozzi.

An information centre on stilt houses, listed as a UNESCO heritage site, the Yverdon and Region Museum is one of the oldest museums in Switzerland, documenting 6,000 years of the region’s history without interruption from Celtic times to the present day.

By invitation of the town of Yverdon, the renowned educational reformer Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi set up a school for boys here (1805-1825). Adopting the principles of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pestalozzi developed a new educational approach and up to 190 girls and boys were educated in his institute and schools in the town.

Based on the collection of couturier Robert Piguet, born in Yverdon and founder of a Parisian fashion house (1933-1951), the Fashion Museum has a collection of 5,000 garments dating from 18th century to the present day.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 Oct 2019 to 31 May 2020

  • Tuesday - Sunday

    • 13:00 - 17:00
  • From 1 Jun 2020 to 30 Sep 2020

  • Tuesday - Sunday

    • 11:00 - 17:00

Prices

Prices
  • Individual

    Adult

    • CHF 10.-
  • Student/pen./inv.

    • CHF 8.-
  • Child

    • CHF 6.-

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Yverdon Castle
Yverdon Castle. © Swiss Backstage
Castle of Yverdon-les-Bains
Castle of Yverdon-les-Bains. © Patrick Jantet
Castle of Yverdon-les-Bains
Castle of Yverdon-les-Bains. © Studio KO

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Museum of Yverdon and Region

This museum in the Savoyard castle of Yverdon-les-Bains recounts the exceptional history of the town and surrounding region.



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Museum of Yverdon and Region