PROJECT 2026

A MONUMENT OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE

 

The Castle of Grandson is an emblematic monuments of the Canton of Vaud, and more particularly of the Northern region. Headquarters to the most powerful Vaudois family from the 11th to the 14th century and scene to an historic battle, the stronghold of Grandson is also the visible symbol from the history of Switzerland and Europe.

Photo: © Raphaël Dupertuis pour le Château de Grandson
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A SIGNIFICANT HERITAGE RENOVATION

 

In 2008, a patrimonial check-up was carried out on the fortress, which had not undergone any comprehensive renovation for at least a hundred years. The Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte and the Castle of Grandson Foundation undertook emergency work to renovate the castle for the first time in a century. Each part of the castle was studied and renovated.

A NEW MUSEUM IN 2026

 

The initial work to stabilise and renovate the castle walls was completed in 2020. The following year saw the launch of “Château de Grandson 2026”, a large-scale project valued for more than 40 million Swiss francs and carried out jointly by the Stiftung für Kunst Kultur und Geschichte and the Castle of Grandson Foundation. The aim of the project is to rethink the monument in the Swiss museum, cultural and touristic landscape.

 

This second phase will affect the interiors of the monument in order to create new reception areas and a completely new museographic offer. The Castle of Grandson will thus house exhibitions relating the episode of the Battle of Grandson and the Burgundy Wars, the history of the fortress and its owners, as well as a centre dedicated to the crossbow. The 1.5 ha of parkland will be developed in an environmentally friendly and biosphere-friendly way, allowing visitors to access the lake and enjoy the green areas.

 

The castle will remain open to the public for the duration of the work with guided tours and workshops that will allow visitors to appreciate the extent of the renovations.

Esquisse de la verticale d'enfer

Le château de Grandson est en restauration jusqu'en 2026