Gruyère City

Gruyère City is a charming small medieval town in Switzerland, approximately 2 hours drive from Annecy. It is a nice drive along lake Leman first then in the Swiss country side.

The Gruyère Castle surmonting the medieval town is remarkable for its imposing architecture and its historical collections. The town itself has so much to appeal to one: the magnificient backdrop of Mountains, the buildings, the strange HR Giger Museum (creator of Alien) and the Tibet Museum.

The Gruyère Museum is at the bottom of the village.

Enjoy walking in the cobbled streets with beautiful houses and terrasse or around the Castle…
The food specialties here are of course the Cheese Fondue (served with potatoes and bread here) and the meringues with double cream.

We stayed one night there, it was lovely to leave the car at the bottom of the village and just stroll along the streets.

For more information regarding the area

Near by, you can also visit the Cailler chocolate factory (very interesting and modern museum with free tasting at the end of the visit) and also the Gruyère Cheese factory.

It can be a nice trip if you are staying in the Alps for a few days, Taxi Massingy will be happy to drive you from Annecy to Gruyère City for a day tour

Gruyère City

above the cheese fondue and below the meringues