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10:00 - 17:00

Opening times

Museum

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Café du Château

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Special opening times

  • Swiss National Day 01.08.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Swiss Federal Fast 15.09.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Monday of the Swiss Federal Fast 16.09.2024 closed

  • Christmas Eve 24.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Christmas Day 25.12.2024 closed

  • St. Stephen's Day 26.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 30.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Labour Day 31.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year's Day 01.01.2025 closed

  • Berchtold's Day 02.01.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Good Friday 18.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Easter Sunday 20.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Easter Monday 21.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Ascension 29.05.2025 10:00 - 17:00

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Today

10:00 - 17:00

Opening times

Museum

  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Café du Château

  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Special opening times

  • Swiss National Day 01.08.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Swiss Federal Fast 15.09.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Monday of the Swiss Federal Fast 16.09.2024 closed

  • Christmas Eve 24.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Christmas Day 25.12.2024 closed

  • St. Stephen's Day 26.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 30.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Labour Day 31.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year's Day 01.01.2025 closed

  • Berchtold's Day 02.01.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Good Friday 18.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Easter Sunday 20.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Easter Monday 21.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Ascension 29.05.2025 10:00 - 17:00

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Public guided tour

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Château de Prangins

Wheelchair accessible

This event is in the past.

The exhibition

Noblesse oblige! - Grande salle | © Musée national suisse

The permanent exhibition “Noblesse Oblige! Life at a Château in the Eighteenth Century” is an immersive museum experience enabling visitors to share in the day-to-day life of a noble family in the Vaud region during the Enlightenment.

The former reception rooms of Château de Prangins, comprising the salon, dining rooms and libraries, have been returned to their former splendour and now form the backdrop for the exhibition. Boiseries in their original colours, textiles with lustrous motifs and false-marble decorations provide the perfect surroundings for some 600 objects from the era.

“Noblesse Oblige! Life at a Château in the Eighteenth Century” recreates the day-to-day routine of a noble family in the Vaud region at the end of the Ancien Régime, and the life of a baron. Nine rooms examine issues linked to their function: hospitality, wealth and lighting in the salon, servants in the butler’s pantry, and the taste for reading in the library.

Two audioguides by the writer Eugène – one for adults, the other for younger visitors – as well as specially produced films feature the voices of the building’s former inhabitants.

More about the exhibition