Cultural Trail Prangins Castle

The Château de Prangins is the heart of the barony. Baron Louis-François Guiguer (1741-1786), son of Jean-Georges Guiguer (1707-1770) and Elisabeth Darcy (1736-1760) spent his youth in Paris and Geneva. When he became a baron, he settled in Prangins in 1771 and devoted himself to the management of his 5-hectare estate. He married Matilda Shore … Read more » “Cultural Trail Prangins Castle”

William Tell

The story of William Tell (Wilhelm Tell) is well known. Whether he existed is not relevant. One does not have to take the legend of the Wulf’s children Romulus and Remus or Goddess Athena seriously to give them the credit of founding Rome and Greece. The story of William Tell is relevant as far as … Read more » “William Tell”

Former monastery of St. Peter in Mistail

The church and former monastery of St. Peter in Mistail (canton of Grisons) is located on a rock formation above the Albula Gorge between the Upper and Lower Schynweg (obere and untere Schynweg). The name comes from monasterium (like Müstair in Unterengadin and Mustèr (Disentis) in Surselva and the Upper Rhine valley). The monastery flourished … Read more » “Former monastery of St. Peter in Mistail”