THE MUSEUM’S NIGHT IN LA GRUYÈRE, GLÂNE, PAYS D’ENHAUT AND SAANENLAND, AN EVENT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS. DISCOVER ALL THE REGION’S MUSEUM ON A VERY SPECIAL ATHMOSPHERE WITHT THE THEME: “STORIES”
Hightlights of the night
From 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm, games, circus shows, guided visits, temporary artsworks, films, workshops for children, soup, tea and hot wine tasting…
The folliwing museums take part to the event:
-Musée Gruérien, Bulle
– Electrobroc, Broc
– Maison Cailler, Broc
– Musée de Charmey
– Espace Ballon, Château d’Oex
– HR Giger Museum, Gruyères
– Gruyères Castle
– Tibet Museum, Gruyères
– Cantorama, Jaun
– Musée du Papier Peint, Mézières
– Maison du Gruyère, Pringy
– Museum der Landschaft, Saanen
The Cantorama presents the extraordinary richness of choral works from the Canton of Fribourg. A video film shows its interesting evolution. This old church with its astounding acoustics frequently hosts concerts of all kinds of music.
Mid-June through mid-October, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm
special opening times for groups on request
Tel.+4126 929 85 72 / +4126 929 81 81
Château de Gruyères
Gruyères 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 decorations of the Knight’s Hall. From its ramparts to its French-style gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.
Open every day
April through October: 9am to 6pm
November through March: 10am – 5pm
The goal of our information center about energy is to provide you with a fun and educational experience. How is electricity generated? Which are the new renewable energy sources? How can you save electricity? You will find answers to these questions and many more in Electrobroc. Our guides encourage discussion while tailoring their approach depending on your knowledge level and interests. As part of the tour, you will safely enter a hydroelectric power plant in operation and experience the magic of electricity thanks to a unique demonstration of very high voltage effects (250,000 volts).
From February to December, Monday through Saturday except on public holidays
On reservation, groups of 10 and more participants
Guided tour, free of charge (length: about 1.5 hours)
Route du Lac 1
+4126 352 65 00 (outside Switzerland)
0840 40 40 30 (Switzerland)
The hot air balloon museum enables you to experience the magic of ballooning in all its different aspects. From Icarus to Piccard, allow yourself to be wafted away, and follow the history of lighter-than-air travel thanks to an interactive and entertaining approach.
La Maison du Gruyère
“Gruyere AOC: a journey to the heart of the senses”, the exhibition where you will be able to discover all the secrets of “Gruyère AOC” cheese-making. Cheese is made 3 to 4 times a day. As the visitors watch, the master cheese-maker produces up to 48 wheels of Gruyère AOC every day. The dairy is equipped with 4 X 4800 liter vats and a cellar where 7’000 cheeses can ripen.
Daily, from June through September from 9am to 6.30pm
from October through May from 9am to 6pm
The Swiss Chocolate Factory
Imagine a place where all your senses can be immersed in the wonderful world of Cailler chocolate; your eyes discover mysterious Aztec cocoa ceremonies; your hands hold roasted cocoa beans and your nose follows the wafting smell of fresh chocolate whilst you discover the different production stages of the Cailler branches; and finally taste, since what would Cailler chocolate be if it didn’t find its way to your mouth, where it caresses your taste buds with the fabulous flavours of the best cocoa, milk from the region, and other delicious ingredients.
Musée du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut
With its collection of craft work and objects used in daily life, our museum offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of bygone days. The highlight of the visit is, without doubt, the wonderful collection of antique papercuts. This art has become typical of the Pays-d’Enhaut.
Musée HR Giger
HR Giger became an internationally renown artist through his biomechanical art and the creation of Alien, which earned him an Oscar in 1980. His museum showcases a variety of his most important creations, reflecting his mythical-magical universe.
The adjacent Giger Bar with its gothic arches represents one of the artist’s most beautiful works of art – its features and furnishings evoke the appearance of stone relicts in old cathedrals… and exert a mesmerizing effect on its visitors.
April through October: every day from 10am to 6pm
November through March: Wednesday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm, closed on Mondays and Thuesdays
Meet the authentic Gruyère
Today’s window on regional heritage, the museum sets the pace of the region’s cultural events as it stages temporary exhibitions, displays rich collections of folk art and farm interiors (restored from rural dwellings and an Alpine cheese dairy), and presents amazing animated models (town of Bulle in 1722, 1912 and 2002).
Tuesday – Friday:
10 to 12 a.m. and 1.30 to 5 p.m.
(From june to september, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Sundays and public holidays :
1.30 to 5 p.m.
Closed on Monday.
Musée du papier peint
The Museum of the Wallpaper in the Mezieres Castle exhibits an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century wall coverings produced by the most famous English and French manufacturers.
The castle features 12 rooms, including a boudoir and a maid chamber, which are fashioned with wall coverings unique in Switzerland and very rare internationally.
April through October: Thursday through Sunday from 1.30pm to 5pm
November through March: Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 5pm
Musée du papier peint
Rue de l’Église 12
tél. +41 26 652 06 90
Musée de Charmey
The Musée de Charmey aims to promote the understanding of the Jogne Valley’s identity. It organizes exhibitions favoring decorative arts as well as two particular materials: wood and paper (since 1993 with the International Paper Triennial).
Museum of the Saanen countryside
The inhabitants of Saanen are proud of their remarkable economic and cultural history. The subjects of the counts of Gruyère and thirsty for liberty, those huntsmen, peasants, and woodcutters of the past have become ski teachers, mountain guides, hotel owners, and contractors. The wealth of cultural assets created over the past three centuries is a tribute to the variety of activities of the people of the Saanenland.
Swiss museum of stained glass and glass art
The splendid collection of stained glass and reverse paintings on glass displayed in the lovely old castle of Romont is unequalled anywhere in the world. Temporary exhibitions, a workshop and a children’s atelier complete the Museum’s attractions.
Tibet Museum Alain Bordier Foundation
In April 2009, the Alain Bordier Foundation inaugurated the Tibet Museum right in the heart of medieval Gruyères. Its permanent exhibition encompasses a remarkable collection of buddhist sculptures, paintings and ritual objects. Some of these originate from Tibet’s neighboring regions such as Nepal, Kashmir, North India or Burma. This exhibition of extraordinary beauty can be discovered and contemplated within the walls of a restaured chapel dedicated to Saint Joseph.