Musée des Grenouilles

Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura

Estavayer-le-Lac's sweet 'frog museum' is a tribute to the town's obsession with our little green friends and is loved by adults and children alike for its collection of historical artefacts from all periods of the town's long history: it's not just all about the frogs.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura attractions

1. Clin d'Ailes

3.21 MILES

This small aviation museum has exhibits on the little-known Swiss air force and the planes manufactured in the area.

2. Abbatiale de Payerne

4.59 MILES

The five-apse Romanesque Abbatiale de Payerne has been at the heart of religion and culture in the region since the 11th century, and frequently hosts…

3. Creux du Van

8.69 MILES

About 14km east of Môtiers, a short walk leads to the enormous abyss known as the Creux du Van (Rocky Hole) – van is a word of Celtic origin meaning 'rock…

4. Arènes d'Avenches

9.45 MILES

The 1st-century Roman amphitheatre is as impressive as it is unexpected to find in a small Swiss village. Used throughout the year for occasional outdoor…

5. Aventicum

9.49 MILES

This collection of Roman ruins – the foundations of former structures, buildings and fortifications just outside Avenches' medieval Old Town – is best…

6. Römermuseum Avenches


This small museum evokes the Roman glory days of Avenches, ancient capital of Celtic tribe Helvetii.

7. Château de Grandson

9.94 MILES

This imposing fortress lies 5km along the lakefront from Yverdon. Its thick stone walls hide a smattering of small museums – the history museum evokes the…