35 km from Fribourg and 40 km from Vevey, by the motorway A12 (exit Bulle).
Parking at the entry of the town, 500 meters from the castle.
Gruyères stands in the midst of the Fribourg green pre-Alpine foothills. The castle,
one of the most prestigious in Switzerland, towers majestically above the medieval town.
The tour of the castle offers a walk through eight centuries of architecture, history and culture.
Innovative and breathtaking
Multimedia show « Gruyères »
An alchemy of high definition images, music, light and sound.
Si fa sera
7 March – 21 June 2015
Setting up her spring quarters at the Château de Gruyères, Loredana Sperini promises visitors a vibrant and crystalline exhibition. Mixing together seemingly clashing materials and forms, the artist brings into being a hybrid, poetically soft-edged world.
Between the mineral and the organic, her works evoke crystals that break the light to create a geometric symphony. These gems, some of which bear traces of bodily vulnerability, are brought face to face with the castle's ancient stones and, in the process, reveal fleeting emotions or deliquescent memories.
This is the Zurich artist's first show in French-speaking Switzerland. She has chosen to bathe the castle in visual resonances, immersing viewers in a muted, dusky light.
Friday, March 6 at 6pm
Guided tour of the exhibition
by Filipe Dos Santos, Curator
Saturday, April 11 at 3pm
(entrance fee covers guided tour)
Waxing Artistic with Encaustic !
Guided tour and workshop ages 6 thru 9 Wednesday, April 29 at 3pm
(CHF 9.- / advanced booking at 026 921 21 02)
Open every day
10am – 5pm (November – March)
9am – 6pm (April – October)
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