Journée des Châteaux suisses 2019

Compagnie de la Sourde Oreille
Journée des Châteaux suisses 2019

Jouez avec le château et ses collections !

A l’occasion de la 4e journée des Châteaux suisses, découvrez le Château de Gruyères autrement en suivant une visite guidée mimée, décalée et participative. Laissez-vous surprendre par les trésors de la demeure comtale qui vous racontent leur histoire d’une manière surprenante. Tout au long de la journée, les saynètes loufoques de la Compagnie de la Sourde Oreille amuseront petits et grands. Une journée ludique et animée à ne pas manquer.

Vos papilles aussi pourront jouer avec les saveurs grâce à la Compagnie des Tours. Dès 11h, leur cuisine médiévale se mettra en marche pour des joutes gourmandes aux parfums d’antan.


13h30, 15h, 16h30
La Compagnie de la Sourde Oreille joue avec le Château de Gruyères
Participez à une étonnante visite guidée mimée. 

dès 11h
Petite restauration médiévale par la Cie des Tours

Avec le soutien de
Loterie Romande

Le Gruyère AOP

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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.


to come by public transportation