Musée national suisse: Château de Prangins
The Swiss National Museum – Château de Prangins offers a journey to the Age of Enlightenment. With its five hectares of park and gardens, the castle of Prangins is an exceptional site and a privileged excursion destination for families.
- The Café du Château: offers a menu of seasonal dishes inspired by the castle’s old-fashioned vegetable garden, the largest historical garden in Switzerland, and is the ideal place to eat between exhibitions or to have a snack, either indoors or on the shady terrace overlooking the lake. Every Sunday, between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm, a brunch is served in the form of a buffet. Many festive events combining nature and culture as well as guided tours punctuate the year at the castle.
- The building houses six permanent exhibitions and offers three temporary exhibitions per year, including “Swiss Press Photo” and “World Press Photo” each fall. All audio guides and exhibition texts are available in French, German, Italian and English.
Tell me where you live and I will tell you who you are! Décors. Masterpieces from the collections, the new permanent exhibition at the Swiss National Museum – Château de Prangins, invites visitors to explore interiors that illustrate lifestyles, tastes and occupations in French-speaking Switzerland, from the Age of Enlightenment to the 20th century.
In an interactive and engaging presentation, visitors will learn about lives and stories, including the means of contraception that passed through Europe on their way to the United States at the instigation of the biologist, philanthropist and feminist Katharine McCormick; the collapse of mutual fund company IOS and the sensational trial of financier Bernie Cornfeld; and the role played by Jacques Necker, Louis XVI’s finance minister, on 5 May 1789, the day the Estates General opened.
The Castle of Prangins has given carte blanche to twelve female comic strip artists from the La bûche collective to create a temporary exhibition. From the fall of 2022, these artists stayed in the castle. For seven days, they were inspired by the voices and paths of women from different social backgrounds – Baroness of Prangins, maid, feminist and American philanthropist – who lived in this place from the 18th to the 20th century. The exhibition BD! Women’s Voices shows the fruits of their labor.
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