Welcome to Pays de Fribourg

Gourmands will be lured by nearby Gruyères, not so much for its sprinkling of pleasant rural villages, but for the eponymous, world-renowned Appellation d’Origine Contrôllée (AOC) cheese and the opportunity to see first-hand how it's been made for centuries.

Tie up your visit with a soak in the thermal waters and outdoor activities of charming Charmey, and Pays de Fribourg presents a tempting package indeed. Just be sure to brush up on your French and your German – the region's unique Röstigraben (linguistic divide) means that the region's western towns speak French, while the eastern speak German.

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Winter ski tour: Gruyeres gastronomy tour

Switzerland is famous for it’s chocolate and cheese. In this gastronomy tour you will experience it all. First you will visit Switzerland’s oldest chocolate brand factory - Cailler. You will get to know origins and chocolate manufacturing traditions as well as innovations producing one of the best chocolate in Switzerland. Chocolate is made from fresh Alpine milk and all the best ingredients. Follow your nose and enjoy interactive tour in chocolate factory.When you have tried something sweet, it is time to try another Swiss typical food - cheese. Gruyere region is famous for Gruyere cheese. It is a cheese with strong traditions and you can see it all while visiting and meet a friendly cow Cerise (Cherry) with high knowledge of cheese production. You can experience cheese different ways - use your hearing, smell, touch, sight, taste to find some differences in three stages of cheese maturity: 6, 8 and 10 month.After the two factory visits, you will probably wake up you appetite and it is the right time to visit Gruyere town. You will have free time in the town to spend it at your own pace - either having lunch, view the beautiful scenery or having relaxing walk through the town.End your gastronomy tour with a visit of local winery. It is located in vineyards of Lavaux, which has been included in UNESCO since 2007. Discover the old traditions and philosophy of wine producing in Lavaux region and try high quality wines for yourself. After experiencing all gastronomy jewels this region offers, enjoy relaxing drive back home with some great memories.

$12.72 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

HR Giger Museum

Visit: HR Giger Museum, Gruyeres, La Gruyere, Canton of FribourgOn June 20, 1998, the MUSEUM HR GIGER opened its doors in the medieval Château St. Germain in the 400 year old historic, walled city of Gruyères, Switzerland. As the permanent home to many of Giger's key works, the museum houses the largest and most impressive collection of the artist's paintings and sculptures, furniture and film designs, dating from the early 1960's till the present day. The museum's top floor houses a permanent display of Giger's own private art collection and the Museum Gallery where Giger curates exhibitions on the works of other artists. Click here (link) for latest information about Museum Gallery Exhibitions. Adjacent to the Museum is the fantastic Museum HR Giger Bar. Completed in 2003, HR Giger Bar is a work of art, an original and completely unique experience. The ceiling, walls, floors, fittings, tables and chairs are all modeled by the artist in the style of his acclaimed biomechanical designs. Giger Bar is the ultimate in immersive art.

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