A hue et à dia

Le duo d’artistes Barbezat-Villetard prend d’assaut le Château de Gruyères avec une spectaculaire installation créée pour le lieu. A travers son intervention, le collectif franco helvétique nous emporte dans une expérience spatiale et temporelle qui modifie notre perception de l’ancienne résidence des comtes. Tirant parti de l’architecture centenaire du château et interprétant ses espaces historiques, les artistes nous révèlent un champ des possibles, éphémère et sensible, dans lequel le spectateur est un acteur à part entière.

Camille Villetard (Paris, 1987) et Matthieu Barbezat (Nyon, 1981) vivent et travaillent entre le Bienne, Sierre et Paris. Le duo conduit depuis plusieurs années un travail expérimental sur les espaces et les matériaux en puisant tant dans le minimalisme géométrique que dans la nature. Leur parcours artistique a notamment été distingué par le Prix de la Fondation Irène Reymond (2017), la Bourse principale Aeschlimann-Corti (2016), le Prix culturel Manor Sion (2015) et le Prix Mobilière (2020).


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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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