Where to Stay near Aigle Castle
South of Montreux, the small Medieval town of Aigle is on the eastern edge of the Rhone Valley at the base of the Vaudois Alps. Once an important location along the road to Italy, Aigle is now better known for its distinctive turreted castle, which has been enlarged, destroyed and re-built several times over the centuries.
In 1804, the district of Aigle bought the castle, and until 1975 was used as both a courthouse and a prison, as well as temporary shelter for disadvantaged families in the region. But locals felt it had great potential as a cultural heritage site, so it wasn’t long before Aigle Castle re-opened as the Vine and Wine Museum, complete with four reception spaces reserved for weddings, private events and banquets.
What Can Visitors See and Do at Aigle Castle?
Hotels near Aigle have beautiful views across the vineyards between Lake Geneva and the Vaudois Alps and are perfectly placed to explore Aigle Castle. The castle has plenty of interactive exhibits, along with six different laboratories, where you can test your skills in detecting natural aromas and tastes. You’ll also discover the elaborate costumes and regalia of wine producers past and present, along with various displays of wine-making equipment.
What Kinds of Hotels Are near Aigle Castle?
Use Expedia’s search tool to find accommodation close to Aigle Castle. You’ll be close to it whether you opt for a simple mid-range hotel in the centre of Aigle town or decide to stay slightly further afield in the resorts of Villars or Leysin, which you can get to on the Aigle-to-Leysin narrow-gauge railway.
Places to stay in the Aigle Castle area range from two- and three-star chalets and B&B guesthouses to more deluxe four- and five-star hotels with fabulous mountain views – most of which have restaurants, bars and open-air terraces, as well as complimentary shuttle buses, spa and sporting facilities, and ski in-ski out access.
Whatever your preferred style of stay, Expedia can help you find the right hotel near Aigle Castle for your needs.