Chateau de Coppet

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Chateau de Coppet
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14:00 - 18:00
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14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 18:00
Thursday
14:00 - 18:00
Friday
14:00 - 18:00
Saturday
14:00 - 18:00
Sunday
14:00 - 18:00

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26 reviews
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Joe O
72 contributions
A beautiful and historic chateau to visit in the Geneva region
May 2019 • Solo
This charming chateau was the home of two fascinating characters from French history, Jacques Necker who was Finance Minister to King Louis XVI, and his daughter Madame de Staël who was a key literary figure. This place is a must-visit for anyone interested in French history who is visiting the Geneva region - the charming village of Coppet right on the lake is around 15 minutes from Geneva (half an hour on a stopping service). The rooms are beautiful and filled with priceless antiques. You now go round on your own, there are useful laminated guides in each room. The docents are very helpful and informative. The Necker family still live in part of the chateau! I look forward to my return visit!
Written 6 May 2019
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Hizlhawk
8 contributions
A quiet place for Mme de Staël
Sep 2018
We took an easy trip by train from Lausanne, Switzerland but we started across Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) in Évian-Les-Bains. Coppet is directly served by the train or in the tourist season, a ferry will bring you from various stops on the lake to the town. Since the town is tiny, the house is very easy to access. If you are a french history buff and you know Jacques Necker and his daughter, Germaine, the beautiful and reasonably modest house is well worth the few hours you will need to stroll through it. The lower rooms often host artist exhibitions.
Written 11 November 2018
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Mansoor F
Baltimore, MD56 contributions
Excellent Gala Evening
Sep 2017 • Business
WE were invited to the Gala Dinner of a conference in this place which turned out to be a pleasant event starting from the song by a horse riding lady and then a classical French/Swiss reception.
The food was good in quality and served by competent team.
The place bears the feelings rooted in its history.

Very night fountain in front of the building with beautiful walkways through tall trees!
Written 15 September 2017
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EuropeanExplorers
Cham, Switzerland116 contributions
Lovely market!
Dec 2015 • Family
We went there during a nice winter market. Maybe prices are not so much affordable, but still the atmosphere is lovely, kids enjoy and everybody can relax browsing Christmas stuff... And drink a good glass of wine with cheese....
Written 15 July 2016
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Planetravella
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
Picture postcard, but pretty ordinary
Apr 2016 • Business
Its in a beautiful spot outside Nyon, surrounded by snow capped mountains, but the food, service and entertainment was all pretty underwhelming. Comfortable, but not great.
Written 22 April 2016
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Kevin Coleman
London, UK98 contributions
Nice old castle
Feb 2016 • Business
Lovely looking place, especially at night. High end corporate dinners done in a nice relaxed way. The food is again poor for vegetarians, like the French the Swiss are pretty clueless in Thai regard. It can cater for a big group and still be quite intimate and cosy. Like most posh food places the more they charge the smaller the portions and we needed up leaving still hungry after 3 courses.
Written 20 February 2016
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Lucy1922
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK109 contributions
Fascinating family history, great tour guide
Sep 2015 • Friends
A beautiful castle containing stunning furniture and intriguing family history. We were lucky enough to have the tour guide for just the 2 of us. Coppet castle and the surrounding village is well worth a visit. Great Lake views.
Written 20 September 2015
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SarahLKE
Lausanne, Switzerland8 contributions
Small interesting 18th century chateau
Jun 2015 • Friends
This small chateau is situated in the quaint village of Coppet, on the shores of Lake Geneva. It can be accessed easily by car, train and by boat from Geneva (a lovely addition to the trip).
There are guided tours every afternoon, either in French, English, German or Spanish, although you are unable to guarantee which language (unless you are a group and book ahead). There are also information sheets available in the different languages. Despite our mixed language group, the tour was interesting and our guide clearly had a passion for the chateau and the characters who have lived within it.
Although parts of the building date from earlier times, it is the 18th century chateau which you see today. The chateau, land and barony title were bought by Jacques Necker in 1784. He was finance minister to King Louis XVI and founded the Bank of France. His "transparent" style of accounting was understandably unpopular with the King and the aristocracy on the cusp of the French Revolution, hence his move to Coppet. His daughter, Madame de Stael also lived there. She was a colourful character, an intellectual and politically active opposer of Napoleon. She was known for her "salons" at the chateau where she thrived on conversation with the great philosophers and writers of the time.
The tour takes in a handful of rooms, preserved from this era; the rest of the chateau is inhabited and private.
There are a couple of cafe's on the main street and a little buvette at the harbour for light refreshments - ptherwise eating options are a little limited.
Written 5 June 2015
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NZDAY
Melbourne, Australia116 contributions
Aristocrats who made impressive contributions
May 2013 • Couples
The Chateau de Coppet, in the pretty little village of Coppet, on the Lake of Geneva, was the family home of the great 18th century banker, Jacques Necker, minister of Louis 16th, who is sometimes credited with being the founder of modern national banking. He is immortalised in a lifesized sculpture in the entrance hall of the chateau, remarkably like the sculptures of the Emperor Augustus. Had his advice on French finances been acceptable to the French aristocracy, the French Revolution might have been avoided. Escaping the guillotine, he withdrew to the safety of this elegant chateau, where he fathered one of the greatest writers of the period, Madame de Stael. The chateau houses authentic furniture of the period as well as fine portraits of people who actually made contributions to European culture and learning, as distinct from many fine painters of the period, who immortalised mediocre,parasitical aristocrats. One of the descendants of the family seems to have been the great French physicist: de Broglie.
Written 1 June 2013
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chezdaisie
Schenectady, NY11 contributions
Get to know this fascinating person
Jul 2011
It is wonderful getting to know Mme de Stael. She was a very complicated, influential and fascinating woman who was a French saloniere in 18th century France. She played such a large roll in the French Revolution and some even say the American Revolution. The tour in English is usually around 1:00 so get there early if you do not understand French. I believe the last tour is at 3:20. The Chateau is a short train ride from Geneve and a beautiful train ride from Lausanne. When you get off the train, simply walk straight ahead through the parking lot, down the path to the street. You can see the pink chateau from the station. Read about Germaine Necker de Stael before going, this way you curiosity will be peeked before you even get there. Walk on further down the hill to the beautiful little village of Coppet. Be sure to go down any side street to get to the lake. There is also a lovely park across from the Chateau.
Written 6 August 2011
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