Take advantage of a stay in Gruyère and discover our must-see activities.
In La Gruyère, cheese, chocolate, history and nature are everywhere. Discover our top 4 activities in the region, real symbols that delight our visitors. These visits are suitable for all tastes: families, couples or friends on an outing.
La Gruyère offers 4 unmissable activities
The Castle of Gruyères | 8 centuries of history and legend
The Château de Gruyères watches over La Gruyère from the top of its hill. Founded in the 12th century, it was the home of the comtes de Gruyère. As you walk through its rooms, you are immersed in 8 centuries worth of history. A local history with international dimensions will unfold before your eyes. With objects of national importance to testify to this, such as the cloaks of the Order of the Golden Fleece of Charles le Téméraire. The exteriors offer superb views of La Gruyère and its main peaks. The formal gardens are a real delight to admire. In winter as well as in summer. A multimedia show allows visitors to immerse themselves in the history of this monument. Several temporary exhibitions of contemporary art enhance the historical collections throughout the year. These include the traditional Christmas exhibition and the "Esplanade" photography exhibition.
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La Maison du Gruyère | The cheese dairy in Pringy/Gruyères
The Maison du Gruyère offers an interactive exhibition to discover Gruyère AOP. This cheese, the symbol of our region, has been stimulating the taste buds for several centuries. Its production is a true tradition that has shaped our landscapes. A visit to the cheese factory immerses visitors in the secrets of Gruyère AOP. Accompanied by an audio-guide, young and old alike are thrown into an adventure at the heart of the 5 senses. The tour also includes a visit to the famous cheese making process in La Maison du Gruyère. Twice a day, the expert cheesemakers excel in its production, both modern and traditional. The journey continues. Discover the smells of the Gruyère pastures. Learn more about milk production and its importance in the region. Taste different types of AOP Gruyère cheese at different stages of maturity (sweet, semi-salty, salty). A visit that delights the whole family, especially thanks to its unbeatable price.
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La Maison Cailler | Swiss chocolate factory in Broc
La Maison Cailler is the favourite chocolate adventure of the Swiss. Located on the site of the Cailler chocolate factory, it welcomes visitors from all over the world. Fascinated by this museum-experience, chocolate lovers will discover a visit that consists of 3 parts. First, they plunge into an interactive tour retracing the history of chocolate, in the world and in Switzerland. Then, they go back over the history of Cailler and the other great names in chocolate such as Kohler and Lindt. After this introduction, visitors discover the production of Cailler's delicacies. The raw materials and how they are processed, the presentation of certain areas of the factory, everyone is able to perfect their knowledge of chocolate. In the production area, the production chain of the famous branches Cailler can be seen. Without forgetting the direct work of the master chocolatiers. The visit ends with a tasting of the chocolate specialities, including the famous Pralinés. The visit to the Cailler House is free for children under 16 years of age.
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Musée gruérien | A la rencontre de la Gruyère authentique à Bulle
The Musée gruérien, at the foot of the Château de Bulle, invites you to discover authentic Gruyère. Rich in emotions, the "Itineraries and footprints" tour is interactive and modern. Thanks to 7 themes, the visitor can learn more about La Gruyère, its traditions, its history and its art. From the cheese trade to crafts, from domestic life to religious aspects, the Musée gruérien offers a real insight into the history of La Gruyère. The history of the town of Bulle is also highlighted, in particular its development thanks to 3 large models. Stations dedicated to children are scattered throughout the exhibition. The visit of the Musée gruérien can be extended outside thanks to the Historical Circuit of the Town of Bulle. Accompanied by a guide from the Museum or the informative brochure, the inhabitants of Bulle for a day or all year round will discover 15 sites of historical interest in Bulle.