Jessica Wolfelsperger

Jessica Wolfelsperger, Série "Saga". 2017 (détail) © J. Wolfelsperger
Jessica Wolfelsperger

Photo Esplanade

Pour sa 4e édition, Photo Esplanade invite Jessica Wolfelsperger à présenter son projet Saga en plein air. Créée lors d’une résidence dans le Val Verzasca, la série d’images invoque la beauté envoûtante de la célèbre vallée tessinoise et les mythes qui la peuplent aujourd’hui encore.

Séjournant pendant deux mois dans le village de Sonogno, dans une petite maison en pierre au bord d’une rivière, l’artiste bâloise s’est immergée dans la nature à la recherche des traces des légendes locales ainsi que celles développées par les pionniers utopistes de Monte Verità au début du XXe siècle. A travers son objectif, la photographe a saisi une atmosphère hors du temps dans laquelle le lieu – le village, la forêt, les montagnes et les cours d’eau – et ses habitants incarnent peu à peu une nouvelle mythologie empreinte de mysticisme.

Vernissage gratuit et ouvert à tous le vendredi 29 avril à 18h30

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Presentation     Opening Hours     Entry fees     Location



Gruyères Castle has stood proudly atop a verdant hill in the heart of Switzerland since the 13th century.

Surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Alpine foothills, the medieval fortress has been home first to the counts who built it, then to the bailiffs of Fribourg, and finally the Bovy and Balland families from Geneva, before opening its doors to the public in 1938.

Today, the castle houses prestigious collections that bear witness to its long and rich history. The treasures to be found within its walls include the capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the intricate stained-glass windows dating from the Middle Ages; the frescoes commissioned by the bailiffs under the Ancien Régime; paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot; and the troubadour decorations of the Knights’ Hall, created at Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists. From its ramparts to its Frenchstyle gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.

Opening Hours

The castle is open eveyday of the year, 9am to 6pm from april to october and 10am to 5pm from november to march.

The castle’s visit takes about 1 hour.

Entry fees

Adults : CHF 12.00
Retired, students : CHF 8.00
Groups (starting from 15 « adult » entries) : CHF 8.00
Kids (from 6 to 15) : CHF 4.00
Under 6 years : free
Families (2 adults, 3 children under 16) : CHF 25.00

If you visit the same day another museum in Gruyères (Maison du Gruyère, Tibet Museum, HR Giger Museum), ask for a combined ticket with the castle.

All credit cards are accepted. Euros notes are accepted but the change is given back in Swiss Francs.


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