Medieval Saint-John Festival 2023

Let’s play!


Three, two, one … play! The world of games in the Middle Ages is waiting for you in a fun and festive atmosphere at Gruyères Castle. Whether you be lords, knights or commoners, you will enjoy having fun in the warmer weather.

How about bowling or any other ball game? Perhaps you would prefer to try your hand at games of strength or skill, or wielding a sword or halberd? There will also be cards, dice, merelle, tric trac or the goblet game to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the taverns while tasting Hypocras. Finally, in the evening, discover the famous goat game and enjoy the dance show and fire-juggling display around the Saint-John brazier.

Programme coming soon


Swiss Castles’Day 2023


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Night of museums 2023


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Gruyères Castle

Rue du Château 8

1663 Gruyères

Open every day

9am - 6pm (April - October)

10am - 17pm (November - March)