Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Café du Château

Mo – Su closed

Special opening times

Sa 5/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/13/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 5/24/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Su 8/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Day

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

Sa 5/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/13/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 5/24/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Su 8/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Day

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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Online tour

Soirée au musée - Noblesse oblige!

In English! Reservation mandatory

8.4.2021 | 18:30 – 19:30

Online visit of the permanent exhibition Noblesse oblige! with a cultural mediator.

Due to the current situation, the Château de Prangins offers this tour as an online tour via Zoom. After booking, you will receive by email the Zoom link to be able to participate in the visit.

Château de Prangins | virtual

Wheelchair accessible

This event is in the past.

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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