In the heart of Switzerland, the medieval town of Gruyères offers a cultural and gastronomical journey.

The picturesque town of Gruyères gets its charm from the Middle Ages. The pedestrian town welcomes you to a gentle stroll, with its cobblestones and its fountains. The town gave its name to the region La Gruyère and its delicious cheese, Gruyère AOP.

Culture
The 13th century castle, visible from a distance, dominates the town. A multimedia show takes the curious on a captivating journey through time.
The knights' hall impresses, the towers, ramparts, and gardens are an unforgettable experience . The museum and bar of Oscar-winning artist H.R. Giger shows the fantastic works of the creator of Alien's. The Tibet Museum offers visitors the opportunity to discover Tibetan Buddhist art in the setting of an old renovated chapel.

Traditions
The demonstration cheese dairy La Maison du Gruyère in Pringy presents the famous Gruyère AOP. Visitors are welcome to watch the cheese making process live. An interactive tour reveals the secrets of this tasty creation, which can be enjoyed at the end of the visit.

Gastronomy
The traditional restaurants serve the legendary specialities of La Gruyère: fondues, röstis, soup de chalet, macaroni de chalet or the Bénichon's menu. The shops display delicious products including of course the famous Gruyère AOP. La Chocolaterie de Gruyères highlights its artisanal creations.

Accommodations
Several charming hotels welcome you for a pleasant stay in the heart of the medieval town, crowned "the most beautiful village in the French-speaking part of Switzerland in 2014". Enjoy an unforgettable stay at the foot of Moléson and the surrounding mountains.

Prepare your visit
Download the plan of Gruyères.