Useful information

The Villa Rose fortification

Opening times

  • Guided tours upon demand for schools and groups.
  • General public is admitted only on open days.
  • School visits and outings must be announced beforehand.
  • Please contact the Nyon Tourist office Tel: 022 365 66 00 for visits at least one week in advance.
  • It is recommended that teachers visit the fortress "Villa Rose" prior to bringing in their class.



  • Teacher preparing a visit : Free.
  • Accompanying : Free.
  • Class package : CHF 60.--.


  • Package : CHF 80.--.

Picnic area

During good weather, there are many picnic places along the Toblerones Trail or around the Villa Rose.
In wet weather, a shelter with seating is available next to the Electricity Station, alongside the river Promenthouse (a 5 minute walk from the Villa Rose) and, on the first floor of the Villa Rose, depending upon availability.


By train

  • The fortification is a 20minute walk from the Gland train station along the Toblerone trail.

By bus

  • TPN No 817 from Nyon direction Gland. Bus stop : Domaine Impérial.

By car

  • Autoroute A1, exit Gland.
  • Parking for coaches and cars :
    Parking "Refuge de Gland" – Golf du Domaine impérial.
    Parking road Mont-Blanc/Route Suisse.

Disability access

  • The fortification is accessible to those with disabilities and has on site parking.

Each one of us can contribute significantly to protect this important site by behaving conscientiously and with respect.