Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Café du Château

Mo – Su closed

Special opening times

Su, 9/19/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Sunday)

Mo, 9/20/2021 closed, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Holiday Monday)

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Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Café du Château

Mo – Su closed

Special opening times

Su, 9/19/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Sunday)

Mo, 9/20/2021 closed, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Holiday Monday)

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Noblesse oblige! Life at a Château in the 18th Century

Château de Prangins | 21.3.2021 - 10.10.2021
published on 11.3.2021

Permanent exhibition

Château de Prangins is bringing its past to life and showcasing its historical heritage. From 23 March 2013 the former reception rooms, comprising the salon, dining rooms and libraries, will be revealed in their original grandeur as the backdrop for the new permanent exhibition. Boiseries in their original colours, textiles with lustrous motifs and false-marble decorations create the perfect surroundings for 600 objects from the era.

Noblesse oblige! Life at a château in the 18th century is devoted to the everyday life of a noble family in the Vaud region at the end of the 18th century and explores important issues of cultural history. The exhibition offers an insight into the life of a baron and the way in which he manages his estate, his duties and obligations, his family and social life. Each of the nine rooms is devoted to a specific topic that mirrors its original function: hospitality, wealth and lighting in the salon, servants in the butler’s pantry, and the taste for reading in the library.

Two audioguides – one for adults, the other for younger audiences – and specially produced films featuring the voices of the inhabitants allow visitors to immerse themselves in life at a château.

Opening: 23.03.2013

Project manager: Helen Bieri Thomson

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Noblesse oblige! - Salle à manger

Noblesse oblige! - Salle à manger

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Noblesse oblige! - Salle à manger

Noblesse oblige! - Salle à manger

Musée national suisse

Noblesse oblige! - Salle à manger

Noblesse oblige! - Salle à manger

Musée national suisse

Noblesse oblige! - Petite salle à manger

Noblesse oblige! - Petite salle à manger

Musée national suisse

Noblesse oblige! - Grande salle

Noblesse oblige! - Grande salle

Musée national suisse

Tatiana Oberson

Head of Marketing, Communication & Fundraising

Château de Prangins +41 22 994 88 68 tatiana.oberson@museenational.ch

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