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Café du Château

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Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

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Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

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Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer 18.09.2023 closed

Christmas Eve 24.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Christmas 25.12.2023 closed

St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Eve 31.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Day 01.01.2024 closed

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Opening times
Museum

openinghours.days.long.monday closed

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Café du Château

openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Mo closed

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

Special opening times

Good Friday 07.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter 09.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter Monday 10.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

Ascension Day 18.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whitsun 28.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whit Monday 29.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Swiss National Day 01.08.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer 17.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer 18.09.2023 closed

Christmas Eve 24.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Christmas 25.12.2023 closed

St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Eve 31.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Day 01.01.2024 closed

Saint Berchtold 02.01.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

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Atelier for kids

18.3.2023 | 13:30 – 16:30

Château de Prangins

Wheelchair accessible

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CHF 25

Booking required

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Bookings

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+41 22 994 88 90 info.prangins@museenational.ch

The exhibition

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.

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