Visited Gruyeres uphill as a day trip from Montreux. A well preserved medieval village and our main goal was to visit the Chateau de Gruyeres, which has been turned into a museum after being bought back by the Canton of Fribourg.
Chateaux de Gruyeres
The castle was first built in the 13th century and was inhabited by the counts of Gruyeres. In the mid-19th century it was acquired by the wealthy Bovy family, who established artists’ colony and invited guests to stay including impressionist painter Corot and pianist Liszt etc.
Beautiful landscape from the Courtyard
Lunch in Gruyeres
Views taken on the train – lush green, snowy mountain tops, Montreux and Lake Geneva