Built circa 1900 for Charles Taillefer ‒ the lawyer for the French Embassy in
London ‒ and integrated to the Châtelet thermal baths, this beautiful house and
its tower looks like a small castle.
It is accessed via a promenade that overlooks the basements and underground rooms that follow the natural terrain.
The façade is patterned with balconies, columns with decorated capitals and
wide bay windows overlooking the Léman. The Villa du Châtelet is a
testimony to the art-de-vivre during the Belle Époque and was recently
renovated by its owners. The renovation preserved the layout of the rooms and
the original interior decoration with stained-glass windows and Hungarian
point parquet. Today, the owners open the house to the city of Evian to
organise temporary cultural events.
Services & Equipment
- Exhibition space
All year round, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Full price: 8 €.