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Hotels in Gruyeres

From 10th to 12th December and from 17th to 19th December 2021

 

During one week-end of December, the medieval town welcomes the traditional Handicraft & Christmas' flavours market in the mainstreet of Gruyères. More than 60 craftsmen and -women participate to the market and many activities are proposed for children and families.

 

At the foot of the Pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town of Gruyères.  The town has given its name to the area and to its delicious cheese. Come and explore a little town that's been unaffected by the passage of time, built in a superb setting. Discover Gruyères, the most beautiful village in western Switzerland. 

 


Best hotel deals for Christmas

in Canton of Gruyères

8.3

Hotel de Ville ★★★

The Christmas market is 10 m away

Guests can enjoy authentic cheese delicacies

 

8.5

La Fleur de Lys ★★★

The Christmas market is 10 m away

Housed in a 350 year-old building right in the centre

 

9.0

Le Mirador Resort & Spa ★★★★★

The Christmas market is 22 km away

The Spa features a panoramic, heated indoor pool

 


Tours & Activities

in Switzerland

Christmas in Gruyeres

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Top things to do

for Christmas in Gruyeres

Visit the castle of Gruyères and its special christmas exhibition

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Each year, the Gruyères Castle proposes a special Christmas exhibition. Set amidst a magnificent landscape, Gruyères Castle takes you on a journey through eight centuries of history and legends. 

 

Eat the real cheese fondue

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After your visit at the christmas market, try the best "moitié-moitié" cheese fondue of Switzerland in his birthplace: Gruyères. The famouse fondue of Gruyères mixes Gruyère AOP cheese with Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP cheese. Many restaurants of Gruyères offer excellent fondues. 

 

Visit the HR Giger Museum

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Immerse yourself in the world of Fantastic Art. In 1980, HR Giger, a Swiss artist, won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for his participation in the film "Alien". The museum is located in St-Germain castle, in the centre of the medieval town of Gruyères. It contains the biggest existing collection of the works of HR Giger: paintings, sculptures, furnishings, film sets. Between reality and fiction, past and future, HR Giger takes you on a journey into the fascinating world of your imagination. The HR Giger bar, opposite the museum, is also well worth visiting.


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