Gruyères attractions

Top Choice Factory in Gruyères

Maison Cailler

Cailler has been making chocolate since 1825, and its entertaining factory tours take visitors on an extravagant twirl through chocolate history, made even sweeter by generous free samples. Cailler also offers a the…
Top Choice Castle in Gruyères

Château de Gruyères

This bewitching turreted castle, home to 19 different counts of Gruyères, who controlled the Sarine Valley from the 11th to 16th centuries, was rebuilt after a fire in 1493. Inside you can view period furniture, tap…
Top Choice Farm in Gruyères

Fromagerie d’Alpage de Moléson

At this 17th-century fromagerie d'alpage (mountain dairy), 5km southwest of Gruyères in Moléson-sur-Gruyères, cheese is made in summer using old-fashioned methods – at 10am daily you can watch how they do it. The Al…
Museum in Gruyères

HR Giger Museum

Biomechanical art fills this space, dedicated to the man behind the alien in the Alien films – Chur-born, Zürich-based Giger (b 1940). The museum bar opposite, Bar HR Giger, is kitted out in the same surrealist styl…
Farm in Gruyères

La Maison du Gruyère

The secret behind Gruyère cheese is revealed in Pringy, directly opposite Gruyères train station (1.5km below town). Cheesemaking takes place three to four times daily between 9am and 11am, and 12.30pm and 2.30pm. A…
Museum in Gruyères

Musée gruérien et Bibliothèque de Bulle

Nestled inside Bulle's romantically turreted 13th-century chateau, this museum presents a rich portrait of local history; watch for interesting temporary exhibitions. From May to September the castle-museum is a mee…
Museum in Gruyères

Tibet Museum – Fondation Alain Bordier

When the Swiss Alpine theme tires, head for this oasis of Tibetan art where Buddhist ritual objects, sculptures and paintings from Nepal, Kashmir, Swat and other Himalayan regions form a rich and colourful ensemble.