Chateau d'Aigle

Chateau d’Aigle – Switzerland

Barely ten minutes’ walk southeast of the town centre loom the fabulous turrets of Château d’Aigle. Ranged beneath is an attractive little quarter of old houses, among which lies the ancient Église St-Maurice or Église du Cloître, founded in 1143 and renovated over the centuries in a mixture of styles. Atmospheric cobbled lanes wind up from here to the château. The main castle building houses the Vine and Wine Museum; opposite the gates, in the stout Maison de la Dîme, is the Wine-Labels Museum. The château is an impressive example of medieval castle building, founded and expanded by the advancing…