Description - Swiss National Museum - Château de Prangins
The majestic castle of Prangins near Nyon is the only Swiss National Museum in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The site with its big historic vegetable garden, is an important cultural place in the region, it proposes the largest castle of the 18th century that can be visited in Switzerland.
Built around 1730 in a magnificent park above Lake Geneva, the castle of Prangins today houses the Swiss National Museum, which is dedicated to modern, democratic and industrial Switzerland between 1730 and 1920.
The permanent exhibitions take you to the century of Enlightenment, in particular “Noblesse oblige! Life at the château”, which shows the daily life of a noble family of the county of Vaud. The temporary collections focus on topics related to Swiss culture or current topics. Countless activities intended for groups and families bring these collections alive.
The Swiss National Museum continues outdoors, featuring a cultural path “The Walk of Enlightenment” as well as a huge historical vegetable garden. The crop of this ancient vegetable garden can be tried in various dishes at the cafe of the castle.
For private or professional events alike, the castle of Prangins offers three delightful rooms as well as a café and its magnificent terrace.