Broye - fribourg - gruyère
A reversed world: Mediterranean mildness to the north, Alpine wilderness to the south. And green pastures and medieval cities all around. A really beautiful area, with highly varied landscapes.
Broc
The village of the chocolate lovers, at the southern end of Lake of Gruyère. Visit of the Cailler House (chocolate factory), every day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov-Mar 4 p.m.).
Bulle
This town of good taste and local products, full of energy, is the administrative centre of the Gruyères district. Standing at the foot of the Fribourg Prealps, the town is fast developing while preserving its traditions.
Châtel-Saint-Denis
Châtel-St-Denis is situated just above Vevey, on the road to Bulle and Fribourg. Nearby you'll find Les Paccots, where a huge network of hiking trails and educational walks help the visitor discover the marvellous flora and fauna of the area.
Charmey
Near the southern end of Lake of Gruyère, in a mountainous setting, a small winter sports and summer hikes destination on the slopes of Fribourg Prealps.
Estavayer-le-Lac
A medieval town above the southern shore of Lake of Neuchâtel. A must-see for every old castles lover, but also for any aficionado of water sports. And you definitely have to pay a visit to the strange Frog Museum!
Fribourg/Freiburg
Capital of the eponymous canton, Fribourg is a bilingual city, as it is located just at the border between French-speaking and Alemannic-speaking areas of Switzerland. Perched on the banks of the Sarine River, its medieval old town is quite picturesque and you won't be disappointed by the visit!
Gruyères
You will be enchanted by the charm and the picturesque architecture of this medieval town built on a hill at the foot of the Prealps, unaffected by the passage of time and built in a superb setting. Gruyères has given its name to the whole region and to its delicious cheese, famous all over the world.
Jaun
Jaun is situated high in Gruyère (canton of Fribourg), on the road to Jaun Pass connecting the area to the Simmental (canton of Bern). It's the only German-speaking area of Gruyère.
Jaunpass
1509 m over sea level, the Jaun Pass connects the German-speaking village of Jaun, in Gruyère (Fribourg Prealps), to the village of Reidenbach, in Simmental (Simme River Valley, Berne Prealps).
Kerzers/Chiètres
A big village of nearly 5,000 inhabitants located a few kilometers northeast of Lake Murten. A typical countryside village of the Mittelland (Middle Country), nothing really special... until it became host of an amazing attraction, the tropical world of Papiliorama, a must-visit of Switzerland.
Lac de la Gruyère
The lake of Gruyère, at the gates of the Swiss Prealps, is the 2nd biggest artificial lake of Switzerland, after Lake Dix (Grande-Dixence). Scenic Ogoz Island, with its castle ruins and pretty chapel, is the last remains of the drowned village of Pont-en-Ogoz.
Lac de Morat
One of the three lakes situated at the foot of the Jura mountain range, in the western part of Switzerland. On the southern shore lies the medieval town of Murten (Morat) and to the north you'll see the vineyards of Mount Vully.
Lac Noir/Schwarzsee
At the source of the Sense River (Singine, in French), high in the Prealps of the Alemannic-speaking part of Canton of Fribourg, the Schwarzsee (Black Lake) is a wonderful holiday resort in summer as well as in winter, offering plenty of sports and hiking activities.
Les Paccots
Above Vevey (Swiss Riviera), east of Châtel-Saint-Denis, a village and small ski resort on the first slopes of the Swiss Prealps, in the canton of Fribourg. Many hikes possible in summer.
Lucens
On the road connecting Lausanne to Avenches, former capital of Roman Helvetia, Lucens nestles in an idyllic landscape of valleys and hills, rivers and forests. Dominated by a proud castle, the small town hosts a unique Sherlock Holmes Museum.
Magdalena Hermitage
What a strange place! An ancient troglodyte hermitage, dug during the 17th century in a sandstone cliff overlooking the Sarine River, near Düdingen, in the Canton of Fribourg. You won't believe your own eyes!
Moléson-sur-Gruyères
At the foot of the Moléson, the village where you take the funicular to Plan Francey then the cable car to the summit of the mountain. Winter sports and summer hikes in the beautiful Gruyère mountains setting.
Montbovon
A small village situated at the end of the picturesque valley of Intyamon, in the Gruyère region. Ideal as a starting point for many hikes or just to discover the beautiful landscapes by train, as from there you can go to Montreux, Zweisimmen and Gruyère.
Moudon
A small town rather unknown, as it's not located near the freeway. Situated on the road connecting Lausanne to Avenches, in a bucolic setting, its Upper Town is worth the visit, perched on sandstone cliffs, with stunning views of city and countryside.
Murten / Morat
One of the most beautiful medieval towns of Switzerland, on the shores of Murtensee (Lake of Morat), in front of the Mount Vully vineyards. A place you definitely have to visit!
Papiliorama
Close to Kerzers, northeast of Lake Murten, 3 domes standing in the fields: it's the Papiliorama, a tropical world where you walk amidst butterflies, parrots and fish. Another dome features the Nocturama, a dive in a tropical night under the moonshine...
Romont
With the numerous churches of the region and its Vitromuseum, Romont has become the Swiss capital of stained-glass windows. Perched on the top of a hill, the town boasts a long and distinguished history and is quite well preserved.
 
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