Official ticket of the Château de Gruyères. Reduced rate: Seniors and students, proof to be shown on site.
Since the 13th century, the Château de Gruyères has dominated a green hill in the heart of Switzerland.
Bathed in a magnificent panorama at the foot of the Alps, the medieval fortress was successively occupied by the counts who erected it, by the bailiffs of Friborg, then by the Geneva families Bovy and Balland before opening its doors to the public in 1938 .
We discover among its treasures: the copes of the order of the Golden Fleece and the delicate stained glass windows of the Middle Ages; the frescoes commissioned by the bailiffs under the Old Regime; the paintings of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and the troubadour decorations in the Salle des Chevaliers created in Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists.
From the ramparts to the French gardens, from the guardroom to the romantic salons, the Château de Gruyères takes you through eight centuries of art, history and legends.