Local History

Le sentier culturel du château de Prangins. Photo/Foto: TES.

Cultural Trail Prangins Castle

The Château de Prangins is the heart of the barony of Prangins. 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. He married Matilda Shore Cleveland (1758-1817). The cultural trail around the castle and in the park offers a varied insight into the history of the castle and their families.

The path connects more than three centuries of history and the castle of Prangins with Gland and La Lignière.

There are ten marked spots along this trail. The trail leads to Sadex-Les Abériaux and the lake dwellings (UNESCO heritage) and continues to Promenthoux, named after the noble family who lived there in the 13th centur and the Golf Impérial, the refuge of members of the family of Napoleon 1814.

The trail continues to the Toblerones aux Avouillons and ends in La Lignière, the holiday resort of Voltaire. The Villa Rose fortification is a museum nowadays, but  was a fort in 1940,

(Source and more information: www.chateaudeprangins.ch).