Close to the Pre-Alps, the town of Gruyères charms for its picturesque architecture, its craftsmanship and its comfortable hotels and restaurants. The Castle, its historical collection as well as its exhibitions and numerous activities board the Museum of HR Giger, creator of the "Alien”.
The Castle, one of the most prestigious in Switzerland, offers a walk through eight centuries of architecture, history and culture: the capes of Charles the Bold duke of Burgundy, the wall paintings of the Corot’s room and the Knights’room, the French style landscape garden with a magnificent view of the mountains. From 2008 a multimedia-show would complete the visit.
Gruyeres gave its name the region and to its delicious cheese. Down the hill of Gruyères, the demonstration cheese dairy "La Maison du Gruyère” invite you to discover all the secrets of the Gruyère AOC cheese-making through an exhibition "a journey into the heart of the senses”.