Nuit des Musées

Nuit des Musées
Nuit des Musées

" Les Musées, c'est sport! "

Ne manquez pas de (re)découvrir le Château de Gruyères pendant la Nuit des Musées 2019

Dès la tombée de la nuit, entrez dans l'histoire du Château de Gruyères en participant au sport préféré de la famille Bovy-Balland, anciens propriétaires du château. 

17h – 23h : Tu tires ou tu pointes ?
Les Bovy-Balland, derniers propriétaires du château, aimaient se mesurer au jeu de boules sur l’esplanade. Renouez avec cette tradition du milieu du XIXe  siècle et lancez-vous dans un défi sportif original. Pendant la Nuit des Musées, entrez sur un terrain hors du commun et escagassez vos adversaires!

18h, 18h30 et 21h : Visite guidée du château
En compagnie de notre guide, découvrez l'histoire du château ainsi que celle de ceux qui y ont vécu au fil des siècles.

17h – 23h : Visite nocturne
Au coucher du soleil, glissez-vous  dans les salles du château et découvrez ses trésors au cœur de la nuit.

Samedi 9 novembre, un billet unique vous donne accès aux 14 musées de la région, de 17h à 23h. En vente dans les offices du tourisme de Fribourg, Romont, Charmey, Jaun, Bulle, Gruyères, Château-d’Œx et Saanen dès maintenant, et dans les musées pendant la Nuit des Musées. 

Welcome on our website. The english full version is under development and will be online soon. Please find hereunder the basic information about our castle and how to find us. If you need more information, please contact us at info@chateau-gruyeres.ch.

Presentation     Opening Hours     Entry fees     Location

 

Presentation

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.

Location

https://goo.gl/maps/ZETJxaEsAqB2

to come by public transportation
www.cff.ch/horaire